The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2018), the largest consumer exhibition and trade fair in the fast-growing northern region will be held from 26th to 28th January.
The event aptly named as ‘Gateway to the North’ will be held at Jaffna Municipal Council Grounds.
JITF 2018 is organized by Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) in association with the Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) with the support of Jaffna Municipal Council, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Consulate General of India in Jaffna and National Chamber of Exporters, ASSOCHAM of India.
The exhibition comprises both local and international stalls catering to a diverse variety of needs and services. In 2017, 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. A special 75-member delegation from India will be visiting the event to explore the trade and investment opportunities. This delegation is sponsored and hosted by ASSOCHAM of India (The Associated Chamber of Commerce in India).
The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, apparel and textile, agriculture, consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.
The organizers have planned many concurrent events during the 2018 edition, some of the highlights will include, a road show prior to the expo, a children’s carnival and amusement park among other things.