Events 2023


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Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council Year End Christmas Party 2023

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Christmas Party 2023

Date: Tuesday, 05 December 2023

Venue: Lago, Italian Bistro, Ground Floor of Colombo City Center, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02

Time: 7pm onwards

Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council 24th Annual General Meeting

Twenty-Fourth AGM 7 September 2023

Date: Thursday, 07 September 2023

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott, Colombo 07.

Time: 5:30pm onwards

The Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council (SLITBC) holds its 24th Annual General Meeting

The event was graced by Damiano Francovigh, the Ambassador of Italy for Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Patron of the Council, as well as Dr. Francesco Perale, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Italy.

Commending the efforts of the SLITBC in promoting bilateral trade and investment between Italy and Sri Lanka, Ambassador Francovigh highlighted the good results of bilateral trade in 2022, whose total figure has reached more than 800 million euros with a healthy surplus for Sri Lanka of around 350 million Euro.

He recalled the economic reforms started by the SL Government, expressing the hope that these would open the way for promising opportunities for further economic collaboration between the two countries. Eventually, he underlined the importance of good cooperation between the SLITBC and the Italian Embassy for the successful implementation of concrete initiatives in selected sectors like food, design, and technology.

A Baur & Co. Ltd Deputy Managing Director Janaka Gunasekera was re-elected as the President of the Council for 2023/24. He reinforced his commitment to fostering collaboration and enhancing business relations between Sri Lanka and Italy.

Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast Meeting May 2023

Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Venue: Hilton Colombo Residences, Colombo 02.

Time: 7:30am onwards


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