A 20 member delegation of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber will arrive in Colombo on 11 May 2016 to explore prospects for investment and enhanced trade.

The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber is sending a 20 member High Level Business Delegation to Colombo to explore prospects for investment and enhanced trade.

The delegation will engage in a 4-day visit ( 11th to 14th May, 2016) following the successful visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to Austria in February 2016 and his meeting with Austrian business leaders.

The Austrian delegation, comprising businessmen from health care, hydraulic energy production electro-mechanical equipment and Services, waste-water management systems solutions in the fields of municipal drinking water and sewerage treatment, sea water desalination, waste & energy management, irrigation technology, plant, pipeline apparatus and vessel and tank construction, communication and information systems for safety, welding suppliers and metal work will comprise the delegation.

The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber has organized the visit in collaboration with the Austrian Trade Commissioner in New Delhi and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna.  The Austrian Business Delegation will hold meetings with their Sri Lankan counterparts and there will also be a networking session with businessmen hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.  The Delegation is scheduled to call on Cabinet Ministers and Senior Government Officials.

Austria is Sri Lanka’s  5th largest trading partner in Europe. Total exports to Austria in 2015 amounted to US$ 28.09 million.