The northern region of Sri Lanka will welcome once again for the seventh consecutive year, the Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2016). Considered by the people in the north as the largest exhibition and consumer fair, the event takes place from January 29 to 31, 2016 in Jaffna.
The exhibition, which has grown to a ‘must attend’ event by the citizens, businessman, traders and entrepreneurs of the North, will be held at the Municipal Grounds in Jaffna.
The trade fair comprises both local and international stalls catering to a diverse variety of needs and services. In 2015, 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 Jaffna peninsula has among its natural riches and resources a vibrant community filled with passionate human resources who are willing to harness and expand their potential through such events.
The massive infrastructure development currently underway in the region has also paved the way for many investment opportunities in the region which could not be afforded previously.
The regions, roads, electricity, bridges and all other core facets are currently being developed in the governments endeavour to ensure the region is on par with many of the most potent business and lifestyle destinations in the world.
The exhibition will feature industries such as construction, hospitality, food, beverage and packing, automobile, ICT, financial services, apparel, agricultural, consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.
Many past repeat exhibitors have sighted this expo as a “gateway to the north”. Joint ventures, tie ups, large orders have been the highlights of business matchmaking between the people from the south and north.
The organisers have planned many concurrent events during the 2016 edition, some of the highlights will include a two-day musical evening with popular artistes, road show prior to the expo, children’s carnival and amusement park and much more.
The main sponsor of this event is Ideal Motors. Mobitel has come forward as the mobitel telecommunication partner. The power generation Partner is Sicher and the beauty care partner is 4Ever. The education partner is ICBT- Jaffna Campus. Uthayan and Suder Oli are the print media partners (Tamil) and the radio partner is Tamil FM.