The Sri Lanka – New Zealand Business Forum organised by the Sri Lanka – Australia – New Zealand Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held on 6th & 7th of March 2017 at the Taj Samudra Colombo. These meetings were held as part of the Council’s efforts to promote New Zealand’s investments in Sri Lanka and bilateral trade, tourism and services between the two countries. Arrangements for the meetings were coordinated by the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Sri Lanka – Australia – New Zealand Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The Honorable David Bennett, New Zealand Minister of Food, Safety and Veteran Affairs led a 32 member delegation along with Mrs Joanna Kempkers, New Zealand High Commissioner Designate to Sri Lanka and Mrs Sanchi Yonge, Acting Trade Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka.
The sector interests of the delegation were diverse, focusing on information, technology, building & construction, aviation & health care. The Business Forum was addressed many Resource Persons with specialized knowledge from both countries on relevant topics.