BITE- 2012 from October 12-14
The Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition 2012 (BITE- 2012) will
be held from October 12-14. It is a central point for the meeting of
investors, businesses and investment opportunities with the activities
in the east is set to bridge gaps between the east and the rest of the
world. Batticaloa has been considered a focal point for business by not
only the eastern business community but also by many other provinces in
From left : Assistant Secretary,
Batticaloa District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and
Agriculture (BDCCIA), Kalidasan Sivayogadasan, Managing
Director, LECS, Arjun Dharmadasa, Chairman, National
Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA), M.S.S. Ameer Ali,
President BDCCIA, Vinayagamoorthy Ranjithamoorthy and
Director, LECS, Imran Hassan,
It provides a merging platform as the agriculture and fishing hub for
districts such as Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Ampara and Trincomalee. It is
also the only trade -oriented exhibition thus far in the East with the
support of the government and other industrial, governmental and
BITE 2012 is organised by Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services
(LECS) in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the
Batticaloa Chamber of Commerce.
The exhibition will see the gathering of industries such as
Construction, Agriculture, Food and Beverage packing, Information
technology, Communication, Apparel, Automobile and Hospitality.
The sub business structures prevalent within these large industries
will all be a part of the fiesta that is set to set the 'city of the
singing fish' alive.
Director LECS, Imran Hassan said that opening the city for the wider
world and creating a meeting point between industries and businesses
within the East and covering regions and the rest of the world is the
main target of BITE 2012. "Last year we were successful. BITE 2012 will
provide exhibitors with an opportunity to explore first-hand the latent
opportunities prevalent within the east and its surrounding cities.
The exhibition is largely seen as the main meeting point in creating
investment in the region which was previously ravaged due to terrorism
that engulfed the island for three decades.