The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2017), the largest consumer exhibition and trade fair in the fast-growing northern region of Sri Lanka, will have an exclusive pavilion for the education sector due to the high demand for the area, specially from parents and students.
“Jaffna people’s very high literacy rate and their enthusiasm towards education have prompted us to set up a special pavilion for the education sector, which will cater to the needs and wants of O/L and A/L students who want to pursue higher studies either here or overseas,” Project Manager Kalvi Jaffna Chamara Sooriaarachchi said. He said this major event is organised for the eighth consecutive year with all arrangements in place to make it a great success for private and public sector companies, suppliers, buyers/procurers, academics, students and
The event, aptly named as ‘Gateway to the North’, will be held at the Jaffna Municipal Council grounds from January 27 to 29, 2017.
The special education pavilion is expected to have more than 25 stalls, with two major Indian companies and several other leading private and government sector educational institutes, Sooriaarachchi said.
Several institutions are planning to award scholarships and guidance on their path to education free of charge as
well, he said.
The exhibition is widely accepted as a must-attend in the event calendar of all stakeholders in the supply chain and in the procurement process. The exhibition comprises both local and international stalls catering to a diverse variety of needs and services. In 2016, the event attracted an audience of over 60,000 visitors. It is considered the single most focal point for a wide spectrum of investors and citizens. The visiting students will be provided with valuable information about scholarships offered by leading institutes by directing them to the necessary seminars and workshops.
The special higher education pavilion will also have an hourly raffle draw to offer exiting prizes.