NewsOrganization of an Awareness programme for the members of Organization of Professional Association (OPA) membership on SLCB Capabilities | SLCB

September 7, 2020by Ajantha Lakmal

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau in collaboration with the Organization of Professional Association OPA) organized an awareness building programme for the OPA members held on 22nd January 2019 at the Auditorium, OPA.

The Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka is a body of Professionals presently belonging to, 50-member associations catering to 32 disciplines with a total membership of over 50,000. The OPA is considered as the Association which consisted of large number of industry professionals.

The main objective of the programme was to invite OPA members to one forum and make an awareness session on how SLCB & OPA members could work together to win more professional conferences and events to Sri Lanka. There were 25 Associations attended for the awareness Programme.

Sri Lanka Association of Professional Conference, Exhibition & Event Organizers (SLAPCEO) partnered with SLCB for conducting the programme. Mr. Ziyan Ameen,Deputy General Manager –MICE & President of SLAPCEO  made a persenation on the  importance of having International Events in Sri Lanka and our capabilities for conducting such events. Ms. Felicia Adhihetty is a founder and Managing Director of B-connected (Pvt) Ltd & an event management company made a presentation on how to handle an event successfully.  SLCB officials made personation on SLCB role and support for local professional associations to bid for international conferences and information on bidding, financial and in-kind assistance available for them.

The programme provided an opportunity to reach number of local associations in one forum and make aware them on bringing international conferences & meeting to Sri Lanka.

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