Future’ leaders of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry are to draft plans on working towards new goals and new targets for 2020 as part of a committee established to take the industry forward.
The apparel industry in Sri Lanka grew over a period of time since its inception post-1977 and now the industry has taken the task of handing over the baton to its future leaders to draft their future course with a new strategic plan.
Following is the address by Incoming Chairman Sean Van Dort at the 44th Annual General Meeting & Post Business Session of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council, held on 27 June at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
Our Chief Guest Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ashroff Omar, the Chief Executive Officer of Brandix Lanka, our Guest of Honour, Past Presidents of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council, heads of Government agencies, distinguished guests and friends, on behalf of the SLSC, I extend to you a warm welcome to the post-business session of the 44th Annual General Meeting of the council. We are indeed privileged to have Dr. P.B. Jayasundera accepting our invitation as our Chief Guest along with Ashroff Omar who is present today as our Guest of Honour.
Yohan Lawrence, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) tells about the Sri Lankan apparel markets as he converses with Fibre2Fashion Correspondent Manushi Gandhi.
SLAEA was established in 1982 and export earnings of the members of the Association account for 70% of the value of total apparel export earnings of the country. It currently has 71 companies as its members. It disseminates information promptly, convenes regular meetings and organizes Seminars/Workshops for its member companies.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 88