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“Sustaining Growth – Bridging Horizons” Conference to be Hosted by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its appointment as the Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF) for the term 2023 – 2025. In conjunction with this esteemed designation, the Ceylon Chamber, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka, will host the “Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Conclave” (IORA Business Conclave) from May 28th to 29th, 2024, at the Shangri-La Colombo.

Themed “Sustaining Growth – Bridging Horizons,” the Conclave will delve into various sectors crucial to global economic dynamics, such as Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Logistics, SME & Women Empowerment, and Tourism.

Comprising 23 Member States and 12 Dialogue Partners, including major economies and emerging markets, the IORA Business Conclave 2024 aims to unveil unparalleled trade, investment, and business prospects across the Indian Ocean Rim. Entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders will converge to explore new markets, foster strategic partnerships, and capitalize on emerging trends, thus fostering cross-border collaborations and unlocking the region’s vast potential.

The event will feature a diverse agenda, including strategic networking receptions, B-2-B meetings, plenary sessions, and sector-specific breakout sessions, providing insights into the future of commerce across the Indian Ocean Rim.

“We are honored to host the IORA Business Conclave 2024. We urge stakeholders from all sectors across the region to participate in this landmark event, seize the opportunities it offers, and contribute to sustaining growth and fostering collaboration across the Indian Ocean Rim,” remarked Mr. Buwanekabahu Perera, Secretary General and CEO of the Ceylon Chamber and the Chair of the IORBF.

Strategic Partners include the Australian Government, Asian Development Bank, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sustainable Development Council of Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and The Maldives, HSBC, Hayleys Advantis, VISA, among others.

For registration and further information, please visit or contact Lilakshi at 0115588818 or

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