Colombo, March 11 (NIA) – Forty five tea companies from Sri Lanka participated in this year’s Gulfood 2017 held in Dubai which was considered as an all-time record for any country in the world.
The Foreign Ministry said the largest ever contingent of Food and Beverage exporting companies from Sri Lanka participated in the 22nd edition of Gulfood 2017 trade exhibition which is considered as the world’s biggest Food & Drink event held annually.
It was held at Dubai World Trade Centre in UAE.
Sri Lanka used the opportunity to promote its world famous Ceylon Tea and other Sri Lankan food related exports to the UAE and Gulf region as well as other global markets.
Twenty three Sri Lankan companies participated in the exhibition displaying their products consisting of various food items under the national pavilion of “Export Development Board of Sri Lanka”. Nineteen tea exporting companies also participated at the exhibition under the national pavilion banner of “Sri Lanka Tea Board”.
A total 45 tea companies from Sri Lanka participated as exhibitors which was considered as an all-time record for any location in the world, the Ministry said.
More than 120 countries participated in the Gulfood 2017 and representing these countries, over 5000 exhibitors displayed a range of diverse products at their dedicated national pavilion.