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International triple exhibition launched

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sara Pathirana
An International triple exhibition in collaboration with CEMS-Global, which focuses on the entire Textile and Garment sector of Sri Lanka, was launched yesterday at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC), Colombo and it will conclude on March 2.


Two visitors at the exhibition. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne

The exhibition is segmented into three, 'Fourth Textech Sri Lanka International Expo 2013'-An International Exhibition on Textile Garment Technology and Machinery along with synchronized exhibitions, 'Dye+Chem Sri Lanka Internationalb Expo 2013-An exhibition on Dyes, Fine and Specialty Chemicals and the 'Fourth Colombo International Yarn and Fabric Show 2013'.

CEMS-Global sees the industry and exhibitors growing and internationally people are showing interest and focus on the industry in Sri Lanka.

Technology and quality are both available in the country and we want to showcase Sri Lanka by helping to attract and invite buyers to explore our resources,” Group CEO-CEMS Global, USA and Asia Pacific, S. S. Sarwar said.

“Through such endeavours, we aim to reach our export target of Four billion USD by 2015, despite the challenges in the export market and promoting our textiles in key markets is essential since the inception of our brand,” Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen, who was the Chief Guest at the event, said.

“In 2012, our apparel exports recorded $ 2.83 billion earnings of which $1.53 billion was from the US and $ 1.86 billion was from the EU despite the challenging global market situation. I am happy to announce that the world’s third largest retail giant TESCO is now purchasing apparels from Sri Lanka to the annual value of $ 100 million” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.
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