SMEs to be a key in the present and future manufacturing and economic Growth
Press Launch for SME INO-EX 2013
Machinery, Technology, Material and Services Exhibition
SME INO-EX 2013, Machinery, Technology, Material & Services Exhibition is the eight of the series, since its inception from 2006. This is organized by the Small and Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED), the SME development arm of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
This year’s event titled as “SME INO-EX 2013”. It is a re-positioning of the event with many value additions such as international stalls, B2B meetings and special thematic areas. The event is schedule be held from 11th to 13th of October 2013 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, D. R. Wijewardena Mw, Colombo.
The main objective of the event is to support the Sri Lankan SME sector to create bench marking standards by itself as an efficient and competitive sector in the regional economy and to prepare them for the global market.
For the first time in history, the exhibition will be sectioned in to five important aspects including Machinery, Technology, Material, Services and as a special pavilion. In addition to that as a value addition, the event will be enlightened with seminars, workshops, consultancy and advisory sessions which will be organized in parallel to the Exhibition to cater the technological and professional capacity building requirement of the SMEs. This will also support the infusion of local and international technology with the related machineries and services.
More than 150 companies including 50 plus international stallholders will be participating to the exhibition to showcase excellences of their products and services to the visitors. High profiled business delegates from different countries including India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan etc will open a new window to Sri Lankan SME sector to build up international linkages which is one the prime objective of Mahina Chinthana concept. The pavilions specially design for international exhibitors, auto mobile manufactures and dealers and rubber and plastic related industries will be special attractants to the visitors.
The “Mahinda Chintana” manifesto depicts that the SME entrepreneurs as the backbone of national economy. But the SME industries are handicapped by lack of knowledge and inability to innovate and change. There is a dire need for modernization of those industries at present according to the findings of FCCISL. Therefore FCCISL believes that this initiative will fill the above gap up to some extent by exploring SMEs in to modernized local and international business environments.
Diverse themes are introduced to the all three days of the exhibition. The first day theme will be on SME policy framework and the second day will be on technology and innovations and the third and final day will focus on consumer rights, marketing and branding excellences.