World Export Development Forum 2016
October 12 – 13, 2016
IPS Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama was a panellist at the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), a unique global conference and business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking platform dedicated to supporting trade-led development.
Speaking at the event Dr. Kelegama noted that implementation of the trade facilitation agreement under WTO is the next step of the Government, adding that technical assistance would likely be requested from the WTO.
WEDF is the flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC), and its 16th edition was co-hosted by the ITC and the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade of Sri Lanka, through the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The event brought together over 600 business leaders, policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions and international trade development officials to address international competitiveness for developing countries.