The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) will be sending a delegation to ‘Sri Lanka Print 2018” (Collate 2018) exhibition which is scheduled to be held from March 16 – 18, 2018 at Colombo Exhibition & Convention Centre, Colombo, Srilanka. The delegation under the leadership of President, IPAMA, around 28 exhibitors will participate in the exhibition under the banner of IPAMA which is responsible for promoting the Indian Graphic Arts Industry as a whole and different types of machinery and allied products in particular of its registered members. The participation of exhibitors from India will increase the bilateral trade relations between the two countries.
IPAMA has already approached the Ministry of MSME for providing financial assistance to the eligible participants under the International Cooperation Scheme of MSME. Apart from the government assistance, the association is also extending some additional benefits for its members. The benefits are as under:
- To and fro Air ticker up to Rs. 25,000/- or actual whichever is less.
- Financial assistance against shipment of Machine up to Rs. 50,000/- or actual whichever is less.
(Note: The participants/exhibitors can avail benefits either from MSME or from IPAMA.)
IPAMA is closely working on this project so that maximum number of companies may participate with full enthusiasm.
As far as Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) is concerned which is organizing ‘Sri Lanka Print’ exhibition, it was established in the year 1956 for developing the printing industry in Sri Lanka. SLAP is also a member of the Asia Print Association along with India, China etc. IPAMA President, who is leading the delegation, is also President of Asia Print Association. Presently the headquarter of Asia Printing Association is at IPAMA building No.54, Sector 62, Institutional Area, Noida.
Sri Lanka market is an ideal and suitable market for the products and the services that Indian Companies can offer and also a great way to network with other industry members for growing customer base.
During the visit to Sri Lanka, the delegation will meet the manufacturers, industrialists, importers and exporters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in 2016 and early 2017 although recent floods and droughts had affected macroeconomic performance.