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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 the region.

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 nongovernmental stakeholders.

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.



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