Australian professionals of C-level and Managerial level are set to visit Colombo, for a two-day IT/BPM focused business mission, aimed at facilitating business matchmaking, as well as introducing Sri Lanka as an emerging global sourcing destination.
The delegation consists of companies looking to source:
- IT products / services and BPM services
- Companies exploring joint ventures and extended offices
- Tech venture capitalists
- Companies interested in selling IT products to Sri Lanka and the South Asian region
The companies will converge with Sri Lankan IT/BPM consumers and Product/Service providers in Colombo.
The inaugural event will be hosted by one of Mitra’s clients, the Sri Lanka and Australia Chamber of Commerce (SLACC) in collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (SLEDB), the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).
Dammika Ganegama, the Vice President of the Sri Lanka and Australia Chamber of Commerce & Founder, and the Managing Director of Mitra Innovation said he is pleased to invite the Australian IT/ BPM delegation to Sri Lanka on the 10th August. He spoke further about the event saying:
“The delegation is comprised of an esteemed group of individuals representing large Australian organisations along with serial entrepreneurs, and the event will continue to endorse and strengthen one of our visions at SLACC to improve bilateral trade between Australia and Sri Lanka. We warmly welcome the delegation at the planned events.”
The two-day business mission will include: a seminar; visits to state institutes and IT parks; and briefings and promotion of local companies to Australian visitors. This will provide networking opportunities for introductions to potential business partners with the aim of establishing long term partnerships between Sri Lanka and Australia. Mitra will officially be participating in the event.
Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM industry consists of over 300 companies employing more than 60,000 employees. It has a 17% annual employee growth rate and generates export revenues of $847 Million with an average annual revenue growth of 12%. Many global giants (e.g. the London Stock Exchange, Pearson, Virtusa) have already set up R&D and offshore delivery centres in Sri Lanka. The industry has been awarded and commended by a number of reputable international industry related bodies for its solid performance over the last four years.
If you’re attending the event, make sure you say hello to representatives from Mitra. We hope to see you there!