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Newsletter from Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council no 2 February 2017


25 February 2017

Annual general meeting held.

20th Feb the AGM for SSLBC was held at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Stockholm.

First of all, SSLBC would like to thank H.E Ambassador Rajapaske and her wonderful staff for generously letting the council use their facilities the AGM.

A new board member was elected;

Ms Manel Rodrick from Yammo.

The AGM decided that fees for 2017 should be the following;

Every member shall pay an introduction membership fee of SEK 200. 

In addition, there is an annual service fee.

2017 it is the following;

 

For private members 200 SEK

For companies with 1-99 employees 500 SEK

For companies with 100 and more employees 2000 SEK

Swedish Kommerskollegium/Open Trade Gate participated in workshop in Colombo about exporting food to Sweden. Both SSLBC and the Swedish Embassy New Dehli was invited to address the interested audience. Read more below. Link for speech

The council was also represented when IKEA visited Colombo. Export Developement Board hosted a workshop and B2B meetings with potential Sri Lankan exporters.


Sri Lanka DoC's pioneering ‘Export to Sweden’ a hit

DoC’s “Export to Sweden” a hit, 100+ firms pack the event

·      ‘Sweden market helps EU GSP+!’-Rishad

·      Says EU GSP+ coming, ‘possibly in near future’

·      Sweden is the largest economy in Nordics

·      Nordic economy is 11th largest economy in World

· ‘We are food lovers, we love Lankan food too’ -Counsellor Uggla  

The Department of Commerce’ pioneering session on Exporting to Sweden opened to a packed Lankan private sector audience in Colombo on 15 February.

Read more


Make Way for Bamboo, the Plant for the Future

Feb 5 2017 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka) - Bamboo with its graceful form has been an inspiration to artists and poets in many eastern countries. It is considered to bring good luck and prosperity to those who live near it. This is, in fact, a reality as bamboo is now established as an eco- friendly crop with high socio-economic returns.

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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port ranked among the world's best 25 ports

Feb 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has been ranked among the world's best 25 ports according to the Alphaliner rankings in 2017, a Ports and Shipping Ministry statement said. 

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Opinion

Opinion: Internet of Things, an enabler for business growth

By Thanushika Sivanathan and Indika Jayasinghe

From smart cars that are able to drive and park themselves, intelligent thermostats that detect your arrival and turn up the heat, to smart clothing that can track the number of calories burnt—these are all part of the latest gadgets-gone-gaga trend: the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Dr Michael Knaus from Environmental Campus Birkenfeld explains Sri Lanka’s biogas potential



Tourism

On the eve of the 2nd edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, hosted by HVS, this article explores the historical performance and outlook for three key hotel markets, namely Colombo, Katunayake, and Negombo, which are preceded by a snapshot of key macroeconomic and tourism statistics in the country. We also delve into prevalent travel trends and the challenges presented by the hospitality industry in these areas.

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Nordic News and other countries


The International Summit on Textile Coloration 2017: Colouring the ‘Emperors New Clothes’ will tackle some of the difficult questions around technical innovation and environmental sustainability within the textile colouration industry. It will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 8, 2017. Multiple sessions will also be carried out during the summit.

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In Swedish -investera och exportera - vilket stöd finns.

Sri Lanka är en snabbt växande hubb i Sydasien. Det finns många möjligheter för svenska företag. Viktigt att komma ihåg -genom en närvaro på Sri Lanka nås andra viktiga marknader i Asien och Mellanöstern men även Östra Afrika. Lankesiska företag har goda förbindelser i dessa marknader. Utöver detta är existerande eller kommande frihandelsavtal med Indien, Kina, Singapore och Pakistan värda att beakta.

Svenska regeringen och myndigheter vill öka svensk export. Nedan några exempel på stöd som kan ges. SSLBC bistår även dess medlemmar med inledande rådgivning.

Tillväxtverket - checkar för internationalisering

Enterprise Europe och Almi

12 bidrag att söka

Swedfund

Ett exempel

What can EKN do for you?

EKN is a business partner to exporting companies and banks. With us you can insure yourself against the risk of non-payment. We insure both large and small transactions in most of the countries of the world.

We define the group ‘small and medium-sized enterprises’ as companies with up to 500 employees or with a turnover of up to SEK 1 billion.

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Fisheries sector, among top three forex earners in Sri Lanka by 2020

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the fisheries sector will be among top three foreign exchange earners in Sri Lanka by 2020.

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Newsletter with previous articles


Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council

The purpose of Sweden Sri Lanka Business Council (SSLBC) is to promote business, friendship, goodwill and understanding between Sweden and Sri Lanka through personal networks and contacts.

 SSLBC shall create contacts with relevant trade associations, business  intermediaries and companies in both countries in order to encourage business and trade between Sweden and Sri Lanka.  

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Box 240 55

104 50 STOCKHOLM

SWEDEN

Org.nr 769615-0346

info@sslbc.se

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