Agro Sri Lanka 2017

Event Profile

CEMS-Global in association with MP EVENTS LANKA, have jointly launched Agro Sri Lanka 2017 International Expo. The Agricultural sector is one of the most important sectors of Sri Lanka and the expo will be Sri Lanka’s premier International Agricultural Trade Exhibition, showcasing agricultural, farming, harvesting equipment, pesticides and fertilizers.

With an economy worth $80.591 billion (2015) ($233.637 billion PPP estimate) and a per capita GDP of about $11,068.996 (PPP), Sri Lanka has mostly had strong growth rates in recent years. The Sri Lankan economy has seen robust annual growth at 6.4 percent over the course of 2003 to 2012, well above its regional peers. In GDP per capita terms, it is ahead of other countries in the South Asian region. Agriculture is a pillar of Sri Lanka’s economy, accounting for over 10.1% of GDP.

Sri Lanka, affectionately called as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a tear drop shaped island of 65,000sq KM surrounded by sparkling blue green sea. Moderate climate throughout the year, fertile soil, freely available ground water with fairly distributed river network in most parts and two monsoons which bring rains for the two main cultivation seasons are the key ecological factors of the country.

With these ideal conditions, agriculture sector has always performed as a major economic force in Sri Lanka, making a significant contribution to the national economy, food security and employment. At the same time agriculture is the livelihood of the majority in the rural sector and plays a key role in alleviating rural poverty.

Spanning 65,000 sq km and with a moderate climate, fertile soil and an abundant supply of groundwater, Sri Lanka has long benefitted from favorable agricultural conditions. The sector remains an economic mainstay and primary national employer. As manufacturing and industrial activities have expanded, agriculture still remains a major strength, with high-value tea, rubber, coconut and spice production contributing significantly to export earnings.

The agricultural exports which accounted for 24% of total export earnings increased by 8.83% in the year 2014 to US$ 2698.99 Mn. All major products in the agricultural sector [tea, Coconut kernel products & other export crops] except natural rubber and spices recorded Substantial increases during this period.

Sri Lanka’s many competitive advantages, including powerhouse plantation crops and a burgeoning horticultural sector, will help the industry remain resilient in the wake of near-term external challenges. More significant for the sector is the long-term threat of climate volatility, which will likely require considerable investment in new technology, including seeds, inputs and R&D activities. This will ultimately benefit the sector, however, and in addition to its high-potential fruit, vegetable, flower and spice segments, the industry continues to offer many opportunities for foreign investment in the development of next-generation agricultural technology.

Hence, Agro Sri Lanka 2017 will be one of the leading B2B networking platform for the entire Agricultural sector of Sri Lanka and an Exhibition not to be missed.

Profile of Exhibits

Agricultural Machinery & Equipments | Agriculture Seeds Manufacturers /Exporters | Analytical equipment | Banks & Insurance Services | Fertilizers/Bio-manure/ Liquid Fertilizer Manufacturers. | Grains, grain systems | Greenhouse and greenhouse plastics and equipment | Greenhouses & Equipment Suppliers | Herbal & Medicinal Products & Services | Horticulture Processing Technology | Irrigation & Water Management | IT Solutions for Agriculture | Measuring and analysis systems | Milling and mixing | installations/equipment | Organic Fertilizers | Packaging Machinery, Equipment & Materials | Pesticides and fertilizers | Plant Protection | Post Harvest Handling Equipment | Power Tillers | Seed Manufacturers | Soil Testing Equipment / Certification Companies | State & Central Govt. Department/Agencies | Storage Equipment /Packaging Solutions | Tractor / Harvester / Rotavator | Water Pumps, Floaters, Feeding Purifiers and etc.

Profile of Visitors

‘Agro Sri Lanka 2017’ will be of the leading Business-2-Business networking platform for the entire Agricultural Industry of Sri Lanka. The Expo will focus on target buyers/ visitors from Agri Engineering Units, Agri Universities & Research Institutions, Agriculture Departments, Agriculturists, Agro Industry Corporations, Government Agencies and Departments, CEOs & Senior Managers of Companies / MNCs, Commercial & Registered Breeders, Dairy Owners & Producers, Distributors / Manufacturers / Farmers, Farm Contractors, Horticulturists & Floriculturists, International & Domestic Business Delegations, Researchers & Educators and Scientists

Date & Time

27th – 29th Nove
(10.00 am – 06.00 pm)


Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Center (SLECC)


CEMS-Global celebrates its 25 years of operations in 2017. Since its inception in 1992, CEMS, in this span of over 25 years has made a commendable presence as a Multinational Exhibition Organizer with its owned operations in 7 countries & organizing over 40 exhibitions per annum on all important sectors of the trade and economy. With its Global HQ in USA, CEMS carries out its activities from CEMS-Global USA based in New York, its offices – CEMS India, CEMS-Global Brazil Representative office, CEMS China, CEMS Bangladesh, CEMS Lanka, CEMS-Global Asia-Pacific Singapore, CEMS Indonesia and over 10 Associate offices around the world.

Joint Organiser

MP EVENTS LANKA is the oldest and the most experienced professional exhibition organizer in the country with the widest and most diverse portfolio of exhibitions. With over 22 years and over 350 exhibitions, MP Events Lanka possesses the required knowledge, expertise, skills and professionalism to successfully conduct exhibitions.

MP Events Lanka is an accredited Professional Exhibition Organizer incorporated in Sri Lanka under the Board of Investment approval and an active member of the MICE promotion spearheaded by Sri Lanka Convention Bureau under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism.


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