Industry Focus Sectors at IORA Business Conclave 2024


The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Conclave organised by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 28 and 29 May, ( will focus on sectors significant to the economic development and prosperity of the Indian Ocean Rim region, including Agriculture, ICT, Logistics, and Tourism, including breakout sessions on SME Development and Women Empowerment.

As the Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF) for 2023 – 2025, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Business Conclave, which aims to foster strategic alliances, explore untapped markets, and capitalise on emerging trends across these vital sectors critical to global economic development.

Participating countries expressing keen interest in these sectors include Australia, Bangladesh, France, India, Iran, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, and Türkiye among others, ensuring significant business networking and facilitation opportunities and capitalize on emerging trends, unlocking the immense potential of the Indian Ocean Rim region.

The Conclave will feature a multifaceted agenda, including a strategic networking reception, plenary sessions, and several sector-focused breakout sessions followed by B-2-B meetings. These sessions will offer insights into disruptive technologies, sustainable practices, and the future of commerce across the Indian Ocean Rim.

Strategic Partners: The Australian Government, Asian Development Bank, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sustainable Development Council of Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and The Maldives, Hayleys Advantis, VISA – Digital Payments. Bronze Sponsors: Akbar Brothers, Zam Gems. Official Partners: Airline – SriLankan Airlines, Business Media – Echelon, EconomyNext, Communication – Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd., Hospitality – Shangri-La Hotel Colombo, HSBC – Banking, IT – E-W Information Systems Ltd., Travel – Jetwing Travels. Thought Leadership – International Finance Corporation.

For registration and further information, please visit or contact Lilakshi on +94115588818 or [email protected].