Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2017), the largest Consumer Exhibition and Trade Fair in the fast-growing northern region of Sri Lanka, opened yesterday, 27th January and will go on till the 29th of  January 2017 for the 8th consecutive year. All arrangements are in place to make it a great success for private and public sector companies, suppliers, buyers/procurers, academics, students and the general public.

The event aptly named as “Gateway to the North” will be held at Jaffna Municipal Council Grounds.

The event offers many attractions for visitors of all ages which includes an amusement park for children, all types of food and beverage, hawker type food courts and special discounts on over 1000 products from more that 300 booth holders.  An hourly raffle draw will bring exciting prizes. Further, the event will provide free health check-ups and beauty consultant sessions.

Visiting students will be provided with valuable information about scholarships offered by leading institutes by directing them to necessary seminars and workshops. The special higher education pavilion will also have an hourly raffle draw to offer exiting prizes.

A special 75 member delegation from India will be visiting the event to explore the trade and investment opportunities. This delegation is sponsored and hosted by ASSOCHAM of India (The Associated Chamber of Commerce in India)

The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, Apparel & Textile, Agricultural, Consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.

As the event is considered the one stop shop, many companies have come forward to assist by way of sponsorships. Co-Sponsor of this event is S-Lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mobitel – Official Telecommunication Partner, 4Ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd  – Official Beauty Care Partner, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd  – Official Footwear Partner, Industrial Stainless Steel Fabrications (Pvt) Ltd – Official Processing Machinery and Equipment Supplier, Lanka Hospitals – Official Healthcare Partner, is Idea Imports and Exports (Pvt) Ltd – Official Interior Partner, Deen Brothers Imports (Pvt) Ltd – Official Machinery & Power Tools Partner, Wijaya Products  – Official Food Partner.

JITF 2017 is organized by Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) in association with the Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) with the support of Jaffna Municipal Council, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Consulate General of India in Jaffna and National Chamber of Exporters.