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Sri Lanka wins bid to hold international chamber conference here

The joint project proposal submitted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Sri Lanka backed by Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) won the bid to organize the 24th Confederation of Asia - Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference and the Council meeting in 2010 in Colombo. The above decision was announced at the 22nd CACCI Conference held recently in Manila, Philippines, according to a SLCB press release.

“Such a prestigious conference, apart from its economic merits, gives an immense boost to Sri Lanka’s image abroad, when the news gets around that Sri Lanka will be hosting these sessions,” said SLCB Chairman Prema Cooray. The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is a regional organization composed mostly of apex Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Business Associations representing the interest of business enterprises in 25 countries.

The SLCB is also continuing to focus its efforts on two areas - promotion of association meetings and corporate meetings. This year, Sri Lanka has been successful in hosting major events such as the PATA AGM, Bohra Conference, Asia Arise, 7th Commonwealth Youth Ministers' Meeting, 4th SAARC Journalists’ Summit, 9th International Medical Congress, Regional Workshop on TB Control, 29th GSM Asia Pacific Conference and many others.

Among the conferences that are in the pipeline are Asia Pacific Physicians Meeting, Remote Sensing, International Y’smen, and the Asia Pacific Dental Congress.

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