JITF 2016 from Jan 29-31
The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2016), the largest
exhibition and consumer fair in the North will be held from January
29-31, 2016 at the Municipal grounds, Jaffna.
Some of the stalls at JITF
The exhibition has grown to a 'must attend' event for businessmen,
traders and entrepreneurs of the North. The trade fair comprises local
and international stalls catering to a variety of needs and services. In
2015, the event attracted over 60,000 visitors. It is considered the
single most focal point for a wide spectrum of investors and citizens.
The Jaffna peninsula has among its natural resources a community
willing to harness and expand their potential through such events.
The infrastructure development in the region has also paved the way
for many investment opportunities which could not be afforded
previously. Roads, electricity, bridges and other core facets are being
The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality
industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile, ICT,
financial services, apparel, agricultural and consumer goods.
Many past repeat exhibitors have cited this expo as a 'gateway to the
North'. Joint ventures, tie ups, large orders have been the highlight of
business matchmaking between the people from the South and North.
An Indian business delegation is also due to visit the fair.
There will be many concurrent events during the 2016 edition, and
will include musical evenings with popular artistes, road shows before
the expo, a children's carnival and an amusement park.
The main sponsor is Ideal Motors. Mobitel is the telecommunication
partner, power generation partner is Sicher and the beautycare partner -
4Ever. The official print media is ANCL (Sunday Observer, Daily News)
and radio partner is Tamil FM.
Jaffna Expo will feature: Over 300 stalls ranging from consumer goods
to industrial goods and services, All types of food and beverage, hawker
type food court, Discounts on over 1,000 products, Hourly raffle draws,
Seminars and workshops, and a Higher education pavilion.