Jaffna International Trade Fair 2024


The Jaffna International Trade Fair 2024, a transformative annual event that has played a pivotal role in fostering economic growth and community development in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province is back with its 14th edition.

Organized by Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd. (LECS) together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Yarlpanam (CCIY), the Jaffna International Trade Fair 2024 opened on the 19th of January and will close on the 21st of January 2024. The theme is ‘Your Gateway to the North’.

The announcement was made at during the JITF press conference at Ramada Colombo, on October 24, 2023, and was attended by representatives from both Sponsors, media organisations, as well as the organizers of the exhibition.

Since its inception in 2002, the Jaffna Trade Fair has evolved into a global platform that not only connects businesses but also brings about positive change in the lives of the people of Northern Sri Lanka. This transformation has been brought about through the tireless efforts of LECS and the CCIY, supported by international partners including investors from India, Canada, and Indonesia to name a few.

Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS) Chief Executive Officer Aasim Mukthar expressed: “We are excited to bring the Jaffna International Trade Fair 2024 to life. This event has consistently demonstrated its ability to uplift communities and provide valuable opportunities to individuals, SMEs, and entrepreneurs in the North of Sri Lanka. We believe that through initiatives like this, we can bridge the gap and ensure that all communities across the island are on par with the modernized Western Province.”

Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) Governor K. Vignesh noted: “The Chamber is immensely grateful for the steadfast support from LECS, our generous sponsors, and other dedicated supporters. This event has been instrumental in driving economic progress and community well-being in our home province of Jaffna. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration and commitment to our shared vision of prosperity.”

The Jaffna International Trade Fair has not only stimulated economic growth but has also facilitated international connections, attracting delegations and investment forums from various regions. This event has opened doors for entrepreneurs to form lucrative partnerships and collaborations with leading conglomerates and businesses from across the country.

The year-on-year success of the trade fair is undeniable, with the 2024 edition set to surpass all expectations. This year, the event has garnered the support of 17 sponsors, with anticipation of an even larger number of visitors and exhibitors compared to previous events.

Platinum Sponsor- Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

Gold Sponsors – Adrian Solar Green (Pvt) Ltd, Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC.

Silver Sponsors – Ellawala Horticulture (Pvt) Ltd., Ruhunu Foods (Pvt) Ltd., Plenty Foods (Pvt) Ltd., Sun Match Company (Pvt) Ltd., Phoenix Industries, LLC., Rhino Roofing Products Limited., Fentons Ltd., Keells Food Products PLC., Ceylon Cold Stores PLC., Darley Butler & Co. Ltd., 4Ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd. & Anchor.

As Sri Lanka looks forward to the Jaffna International Trade Fair 2024, it’s clear that this event will continue to serve as a beacon of opportunity, progress, and unity in the Northern Province. We invite all interested parties to participate in this significant occasion, where industry, commerce, and community development converge under one roof.

The organizers invite all those interested to visit the exhibition in order to get the experience and engage with the vast market in Jaffna and the North of Sri Lanka. For more information visit www.jitf.lk