Launch of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2016, the flagship event of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) was held yesterday (5th May) at Cinnamon Grand in Colombo.
The announcement on the WEDF, which is to be held on 12th and 13th October was made by the Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickreme, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Arancha Gonzales, and the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Indira Malwatte.
WEDF will bring together more than 600 policymakers, business leaders, and officials from trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) and international organizations to discuss how to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth through trade. A serious of business-to-business match-making events will also be held over the two-day meeting.
Several MOUs between ITC Geneva and Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade were also signed during the event and two websites for the forum were also launched.