The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), the most comprehensive multi product exhibition in the North, will be held for the seventh consecutive year from January 29 to 31, 2016 at the Municipal Grounds in Jaffna.
The exhibition, which was the first of the kind to be held in the Northern region of the country, has throughout the years been renowned as the best and most potent platform for the meeting of investors, businesses and the masses in the region.
Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services CEO Aasim Mukthar said that the event is considered as a pivotal meeting point by the business community in Jaffna. “There is no event of this kind for the entire northern region and all businesses and locals of the region look forward to this event. The exhibition is considered the best meeting point between them and the rest of the country and the world. Therefore, each and every visitor to the exhibition is focused in order to harness maximum value during the three days,” he said.
The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry, food beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, 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 JITF has been hailed to be the common platform under which networking and expanding of investments, business ideas, existing businesses and sharing of knowledge occurs, after the end of the civil conflict that ravaged the area. The North is yet to be fully penetrated by private investments and remains ‘virgin territory’, with many of the resources in the area yet to be fully utilized. 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.