The French Travel Agents Congress was convened in Colombo from 31st October to 04th November 2016 and over 300 Travel Agents attended this event along with local tourism stakeholders.
The Inaugural Session was held at the BMICH attended by Dr. Sarath Amunugama as special Representative of H.E. the President. It was revealed during the congress that Sri Lanka is now once again in the top 20 out-bound travel destinations of France and it was highlighted that Sri Lanka will be named the ‘Destination to travel for 2017’ for French Travelers.
The Sri Lanka France Business Council prepared a specific e-brochure on its members specialized in tourism industry, which was shared with French delegates via “Les Entreprises du Voyage”.
“Beaujolais Nouveau”, a celebration of fine French Beaujolais
On Saturday the 26th November 2016, The Sri Lanka France Business Council organized a member networking event in line with “Beaujolais Nouveau”, a celebration of fine French Beaujolais at the Waters Edge hotel.
The event which was held for the first time in Sri Lanka was in partnership with HSBC Advance and Signature Credit Cards, Iconic Galaxy, Response Marketing (Creative Partner), Emerging Media (Outdoor Advertising Partner), Lite FM (Radio Partner), Mod’Art (Fashion Partner),
Aeventive (Décor Partner), Jeeva Entertainment (Sounds and Lighting Solutions Partner), and Capture Eye (Official Photographer). The worldwide celebration of the end of the harvest was also being held in association with Alliance Française DE COLOMBO and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka France Business council also held a special raffle draw with fabulous prices.
Interactive Luncheon Meeting with France AFD Group
The Sri Lanka – France Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted an interactive luncheon meeting on the 23rd March 2017, at the Hilton Colombo Residences under the topic “France: AFD Group – A Committed Development Finance Partner to Sri Lanka” which covered long term lending and equity solutions for sustainable and inclusive businesses in Sri Lanka. Presentations were made by Mr. Martin Parent, Country Director, AgenceFrançaise de Développement (AFD), Colombo Office & Mr. YatinKundra, Senior Investment Officer, Proparco, at the event.