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Yara Foods participated in the Food Ingredient 2019 in Paris

For the first time, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris, jointly with the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Relations  has organized the Sri Lanka`s participation in the “Food Ingredient Europe - 2019 exhibition” which was held  from 3rd to 5th December 2019 in Paris, France

Fi Food Ingredient Europe is the world’s leading global food and beverage ingredients platform, held every two years in a major European city and this year it was in Paris, France. Fi Food Ingredient Europe brings together the world's leading food and beverage suppliers and specialists in research and development, production and marketing to showcase the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients and services. This year, the exhibition had over 27,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors. It showcased 15,000+ innovative food and beverage ingredients from around the world and made over 20 country pavilions available to all spectators

The Sri Lankan Pavilion was comprised of four exhibiting companies amonth which Kandetiya Agro Products (Pvt) Ltd, of Yara Foods presented products ranging from coconut-based products which were soughtafter by many international buyers. Along with the Sri Lankan exhibitors, the Commercial Division of the Embassy organized a stall under the flag of Sri Lanka, showcasing different Sri Lankan products to promote the food and beverage industry

Commenting on this great event, H.E. Mr. Buddhi Athauda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in France, said that it is an urgent priority for Sri Lankan diplomats to promote exports in order to strengthen the our economy. Therefore, we have reoriented the Embassy in order to provide optimal services for exports and investment promotional activities in the French market. With that objective, the Embassy has promoted this trade show, which was co-funded by the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Relations

Sri Lankan exhibitor’s appreciation of FI Europe was overwhelmingly positive with networking, partnership building and industry insights. The Sri Lankan participation at the 33rd edition of FI Europe witnessed and contributed to the latest industry innovations, special networking with peer businesses and educational opportunities to discuss and work towards the current trends, market insights, challenges and solutions in the food and beverage world

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