The 7th Convention of International Business Linkage Forum (IBLF) was held on August 2nd & 3rd 2010 in The Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, Australia. It met with an overwhelming response with over 100 delegates from over 15 countries attending the convention.
Hon. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources was the Chief Guest of the Convention. In his speech he congratulated IBLF for great work it was doing to promote business and build linkages around the work. He invited delegates to invest in Sri Lanka and benefit from Policies of the Government to Promote Trade & Industry.
Mr. James Pearson, Chief Executive, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Western Australia was the President of IBLF. The Convention was also graced by Ms. Lisa Scaffidi, the Right Honourable, Lord Mayor, City of Perth who also chaired the session of ‘Opportunities & Challenges in Tourism and Education’ on 2nd August 2010.
The convention witnessed CEO and high Level Management from leading companies and local government departments made presentations of Opportunities in Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas; Tourism and Education & Agribusiness sector. The Gala Dinner on 2nd August 2010 hosted by Department of State Development with Honorary Guest the Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia was amongst the highlight of the convention. Hon. Colin addressed the gathering and offered his support for developing business in Western Australia.