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Sri Lankan food products promoted at Berlin's IGW fair

OPENING:Germany's Federal Agriculture Minister and State Agriculture Minister Vidura  Wickramanayake and delegates after opening the Sri Lankan Pavilion at the world’s  largest trade fair of Agriculture “International Green Week”.
OPENING:Germany's Federal Agriculture Minister and State Agriculture Minister Vidura Wickramanayake and delegates after opening the Sri Lankan Pavilion at the world’s largest trade fair of Agriculture “International Green Week”.

The Sri Lankan pavilion at the International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin held from January 17 to 26 was opened by Germany's Federal Agriculture Minister and State Agriculture Minister Vidura Wickramanayake yesterday.

The Sri Lankan pavilion was organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) to promote Sri Lankan food products internationally.

The “IGW” in Berlin is recognized as the world’s largest trade fair for food, agriculture and gardening sector. More than 1800 exhibitors, 620 international exhibitors from 61 countries displayed their products at this trade fair and over 400,000 visitors including 200 foreign Ministers and Secretaries of state were present during the ten day event. In addition, over 300 food and agriculture related forums, conferences took place in parallel to the fair.

Eight Sri Lankan companies, Climex Pvt Ltd, D&R exports, TastenutLK, Trans Food Lanka, Cosmoveda Ceylon, Jaindi Exports, Agstar PLC and Liya International are participating at the pavilion.

Many international visitors and media were attracted to the Sri Lankan pavilion to experience the wide range of authentic Sri Lankan food, coconut based products, organic products, tea, spices, fruits, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and famous Sri Lankan street food which were displayed.

AHK Sri Lanka arranged B2B meetings with International buyers, supermarket chains and distribution companies and the Sri Lankan participants to discuss the business opportunities in the future. Sri Lankan exporters speaking to the media mentioned “ this is a huge opportunity to promote Sri Lanka and its traditional ethnic food and beverage to the global market, especially for Tea, Spices, Coconut products, and “Ready to Eat” and “Ready to Drink” product ranges.

As the official representative of German - Sri Lankan business relations in Sri Lanka AHK Sri Lanka is always committed to fair business and sustainable long term business relations. AHK Sri Lanka offers the ideal platform to create business opportunities for both Sri Lankan and German companies.

 


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