"Muttraweli Ground, Jaffna, Sri Lanka"
Stalls - 350
Exhibiting Companies - Over 300
Visitors - Over 60,000
Participating Countries - Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia & Sri Lanka
Concurrent Events - Education Pavilion, Motor Stunt Show, "Yaal" Kitchen; an Authentic Jaffna Live Cooking Demonstration, Children's Play Area, Musical Show, CCIY Pavilion - A special pavilion with 50 SME's promoting authentic products of Jaffna.
The Jaffna International Trade Fair, the multi-faceted gateway to the north, will bring together some of Sri Lanka’s favorite brands and services. The wide range of products for sale and display will give an opportunity for all stakeholders to enter one of the country’s largest untapped markets. The project which was initially launched in 2002 with just 60 stalls and consisting entirely of companies and products from the Southern parts of the country has grown in leaps and bounds over the years to include international participants and emerging businesses from the Northern Province. The multi product trade fair is considered to be 'The Event' or businesses looking to expand to the North while businesses in the region are given the opportunity and the stepping stone to expand beyond its borders and work shoulder to shoulder with major players in any given industry. A tangible growth in numerous sectors in the North over the years was witnessed and also played a role in the opportunities that are created, especially for SME’s, where over 50 Jaffna based companies takes part annually at the expo. In keeping with the initiative of giving back to the community, each year LECS donates it’s earning through ticket sales for the event to the Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) who in turn re-invests it into SME’s in the area, providing many traders and businesses a much needed helping hand.