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‘Industry EXPO 2024’ at BMICH: Promoting Innovation and Sustainability

May 07, Colombo (LNW): Minister of Industries and Health, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, announced that the upcoming “Industry EXPO 2024” is scheduled to be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from June 19th to 23rd, under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Moreover, the minister highlighted the introduction of the inaugural international conference alongside the esteemed “Industry Green Awards” ceremony, aimed at promoting sustainable practices within the industry.

Minister Ramesh Pathirana made these statements while addressing a media briefing at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC) on Monday (06) under the theme “Collective Path to a Stable Country.”

He further remarked:

The forthcoming International Industry Exhibition, “Industry EXPO 2024,” is scheduled to run from June 19th to 23rd at the BMICH, with President Ranil Wickremesinghe attending the opening ceremony.

Featuring over 1300 booths representing 25 industries in Sri Lanka, this exhibition offers an insight into the forefront of innovation and technology across various sectors. Notably, a dedicated space for innovation has been incorporated into the event, showcasing cutting-edge advancements. With an expected significant turnout, the exhibition aims to host numerous foreign buyers and institutions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Embassies, and the Department of Commerce, facilitating international collaboration and business opportunities.

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, a National Vehicle Parade involving over 25 vehicle assembly companies nationwide is slated to commence from Galle Face ground on June 18th, concluding at the BMICH premises. Simultaneously, the Industry Green Awards Ceremony, recognising sustainable green industries, will coincide with the inaugural international conference promoting a culture of sustainable industrial development, known as the Green Industry Initiative for Sustainable Industrial Development, on June 20th and 21st at the BMICH.

Throughout the five-day duration of the exhibition, a plethora of programmes such as the School Industry Entrepreneurship Circles, IDB Digital One Stop, Ceylon Plaza, Industry Credit Scheme, SEDA Startup, and SEDA Scaleup, facilitated by the Industrial Development Board (IDB), will be actively conducted.

Furthermore, it is imperative to acknowledge the collaborative effort of ministries, public and private institutions in contributing to and participating in this exhibition. Such collective engagement serves as a catalyst for the establishment of manufacturing industries, fostering the exploration of updated industry knowledge, novel business prospects, as well as attracting new investors and investment opportunities globally.

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