The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka France Business Council and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, organized an exclusive business networking event “Wine Evening-2023” on 16th February at The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.
This was the first event hosted by ECCSL for year 2023 and we are pleased to experience a very healthy participation especially from our prestigious members. His Excellency Mr. Jean-François Pactet, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives attended the event as the Chief Guest along with representatives of European Missions in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Government Ministry Representatives, leading business leaders and esteemed guest invitees. The event was an excellent opportunity for companies to meet senior people from a wide range of industries, to build new connections and grow their businesses and was well received by both ECCSL members, members of Sri Lanka France Business Council and Sri Lankan business community alike.
We are excited to announce the establishment of a corporate partnership between ECCSL and the Sri Lanka France Business Council which was celebrated during the event by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Mr Hatem Rajabdeen, President of ECCSL and Mr Ashiq Lafir, President of Sri Lanka France Business Council outlining the collaboration’s terms for future cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.
The Wine Evening 2023 was enriched with a variety of interesting activities inclusive of a breathtaking fashion show to showcase a ‘Couture Collection’ inspired by the House of Schiaparelli and Frida Kahlo conducted by the International Academy of Fashion and Mod’Art International Paris – Sri Lanka Branch.
We are grateful for the very generous contribution of the 4 Platinum sponsors, 7 Gold sponsors and 14 E-banner sponsors. Future Fibres Lanka (Private) Limited, HSBC, Teejay Lanka PLC and GAIA Green Energy Holdings were the platinum sponsors while Sail Lanka, Puritas (Pvt) Ltd, IWS Holdings – Shak Tea Energy drink, United Tobacco Processing, CMA CGM Lanka, CEVA Logistics and CHRYSO / Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals were the Gold sponsors.
As a part of its commitment to our members, ECCSL will continue to organise events and forums of this nature to facilitate enhancement of trade and business connections between Sri Lanka and Europe.