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WEDF 2016 – Sponsors



    BrandixBrandix has been accredited as the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year for 2012 and 2013 by the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka. Ranked Sri Lanka’s most valuable export brand in Brand Finance’s 2016 ranking of the country’s leading brands, Brandix is the pioneer of the concept of ‘total solutions’ in Sri Lanka’s apparel sector and is a preferred supplier to some of the top retail brands in the US and Europe. Brandix is also a benchmark and international award winner for eco-friendly manufacture and commitment to environmental best practice. The Group employs more than 48,000 people in its manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, at the Brandix India Apparel City in Andhra Pradesh and its large operation in Bangladesh.




    DFCC BANK"DFCC Bank is proud to come on board as ‘Exclusive Banking Partner’ for the World Export Development Forum 2016. DFCC is one of the oldest development Banks in Asia and the pioneering development Bank in Sri Lanka. For over 60 years, the Bank has led the development of key sectors such as small and medium enterprises, manufacturing, resort hotels, mobile telecommunication and renewable energy. It has also been the wind beneath the wings of many trail-blazing entrepreneurs and enterprises in the country, particularly during their early and risky start-up stages. Today, it has combined the expertise of a pioneer development bank and the energy of a dynamic commercial bank, and offers the full gamut of development and commercial banking services. In keeping with its commitment to advance financial inclusion, DFCC is fast growing its footprint across the island to service customers. The Bank is committed to improving customer experience through technology and also provides a range of electronic banking services. Besides banking, DFCC also offers consultancy services, industrial park management, information technology, investment banking and wealth management delivered through the subsidiaries – DFCC Consulting, Lanka Industrial Estates, Synapsys and the joint venture - Acuity Partners."


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    EXPOLANKAThe story of Expolanka starts in 1978 as the Sri Lankan economy was liberalized and the flagship company Expolanka Limited was established. Initially a pioneer exporter of fresh produce, Expolanka was one of the first winners of the prestigious Presidential Award in this category.

    Expolanka’s rise to being one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka has been achieved through a well strategized growth plan. Expolanka operates in various business sectors covering Freight & Logistics, Travel & Leisure, International Trading & Manufacturing and Investments & Services. Expolanka’s expansion to international markets commenced in 1992, and within a very short span of time, the Group’s network of operations has spanned worldwide and is present in 17 countries with 50 offices.

    In 2014, the Group forged a strategic partnership with SG Holdings Group, a leading logistics group in Japan, which includes Sagawa Express, one of the largest delivery companies in Japan. Following the partnership with Expolanka, SG Holdings has a strong presence in the Asian Region with 24 locally incorporated subsidiaries outside Japan including China, Vietnam and Singapore.

    Link Natural Products

    Link Natural ProductsEstablished in 1982, Link Natural Products, is a hallmark of a knowledge-based research oriented Company, driven by a challenging and inspiring corporate philosophy of providing innovative, safe, and effective herbal products by combining the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda with modern science and technology.

    Today, Link Natural serves its consumers with over 200 high quality products under herbal healthcare, herbal personal care, Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals, essential oils and oleoresins categories.
    The company has progressed to be regarded as one of the most respected, reliable herbal healthcare companies in Sri Lanka. The brands such as Link Samahan, Link Sudantha, Link Kesha, have now become trusted household names.

    Link Natural's modern manufacturing facility conforms to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and GMP standards and HACCP for products. The manufacturing facility is a totally eco-friendly "green complex" where a "zero waste " policy is maintained.

    The company is strongly committed to its social responsibility by executing valuable CSR initiatives that make significant positive impact on the society.


    Nestlé Lanka PLC

    Nestlé Lanka PLCNestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company and largest food and beverage company.

    The company celebrates its 150th global anniversary this year and 110th anniversary in Sri Lanka. It is Sri Lanka’s largest private-sector collector of fresh milk and one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder. Nestlé is also the third most valuable company on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization.

    It manufactures many of Sri Lanka’s household favourites in its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala, and provides direct employment to around 1,200 people whilst contributing to the livelihoods of close to 25,000 local farming families.

    Dialog Axiata PLC

    Dialog Axiata PLCDialog Axiata PLC, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad, operates Sri Lanka’s largest and fastest growing mobile telecommunications network. The Company is one of the largest listed companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization, and is also Sri Lanka's largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totalling over USD 1.9 billion. A winner of six Global Mobile Awards, and has topped Sri Lanka’s Corporate Accountability rankings for the past six years in succession. The company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base in excess of 10 Million Sri Lankans, and supplements its market leading position in Mobile Telecommunications with a robust footprint in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets.

    Board of Investment Sri Lanka

    boiThe BOI is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Sri Lanka. Its main priorities are to attract Foreign and domestic investment into the economy with the objective of bringing in capital, creating job opportunities and encouraging the development of new skills.

    The BOI was established in 1978 as the Greater Colombo Economic Commission. In 1992, the Commission was reconstituted as the Board of investment of Sri Lanka.

    The BOI is structured to function as a central facilitation point for investors. It operates as an autonomous statutory Board. The BOI’s Boards of Directors are drawn from the private and public sectors and several departments that are geared to facilitate the investment process.

    CIC Holdings

    cicWith a history of over 50 years, CIC Holdings is one the biggest and most respected diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka.
    With business interests in Agri Produce, Healthcare & Personal Care, Livestock Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Crop Solutions , we seek to have a positive impact on our society and our people.
    We embrace science and modern technology with care and responsibility, to provide products and services of superior quality and value, that nurture life in an inclusive, caring and sustainable manner.
    This is underscored by our brand purpose which is..... “Nurturing Life”.


    E-W Information Systems Limited

    E-W Information Systems LimitedDerived from East West Information Limited in 1986, E-W Information Systems Limited has gone from strength to strength to become one of Sri Lanka’s most admired and respected ICT companies. In 2013, the company revolutionized the industry by setting up Sri Lanka’s first and only Original Device Manufacturer (ODM) plant in Sooriyawewa, Hambanthota. This state-of-the-art plant manufactures over 500 PCs a day including All-in-One PCs, Desktop PCs, Laptops, Notebooks and Tablet PCs.

    The company belongs to the EWIS Group that has diversified into several industries such as
    Peripherals, data printing, security printing and education. Over the years, the company has built solid partnerships with global IT giants such as HP, IBM, Lexmark, Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle.

    Sri Lankan Airlines

    Sri Lankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka’s national carrier and a oneworld member, currently operates a route network of 100 destinations in 48 countries, including codeshare operations. Launched in 1979, SriLankan’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. Its direct route map covers major cities across the Europe, Middle East, India, South East Asia and the Far East. The Airline operates an all Airbus fleet of 21 aircraft, including a state-of-the-art A330-300 fleet on its medium and long haul operations. SriLankan serves it passengers seamless connectivity, latest inflight comforts, best of culinary experiences laced with inherent SriLankan hospitality on its two-class service.

    Wijeya newspapers

     Wijeya Newspapers (WNL) established in 1979, is the leading newspaper group in Sri Lanka recording the highest annual turnover. Our newspapers and websites rank very high in innovation making many others regularly attempting to replicate our captivating designs and product offerings. Year after year, our newspapers and the staff win coveted National Awards such as SLIM-Nielsen, Superbrand®, Editors Guild and Sri Lanka Association of Printers.



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