ICOMIA conference in Dikowita
The Boat Show and Fisheries Exhibition organised by the Boat Building
Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) Sri Lanka Export Development
Board and the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS) will
be held from October 10-12 at the Dikowita Fishery Harbour.
The focal point of this year's exhibition will be the meeting of the
international marina group ICOMIA, concentrating on the promotion of
marina development for leisure boating. The conference will feature over
30 delegates and boating and marina business specialists who will share
knowledge and expertise.
This exhibition is supported by the Ministries of Industry and
Commerce, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and the Bank of
The boat show and fisheries exhibition aims at attracting
international buyers while positioning Sri Lanka as the hub for the
industry in South Asia.
The exhibition also hopes to develop a forum between buyers and
sellers to facilitate the growth of the industry. The fisheries sector
has been the auxiliary target group of the boat manufacturers who
provide fishing vessels with advanced technology and fuel efficiency.
"This year's theme is the promotion of leisure boating in Sri Lanka.
Given the extensive system of rivers, lakes and the fact that the entire
coast is now available for these activities, it is time to explore the
possibility of making it an outlet for relaxation, experience and
adventure, BTI Managing Director Gamini B. Herath said.
"However, we need to develop infrastructure to support the industry,
boat parks and marinas in particular need to be more accessible," he