Chinese Tea Lovers Falling Love with Ceylon Tea at SIAL, China 2018
The 19th edition of SIAL China exhibition was held from 16th to 18thMay 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. SIAL China exhibition is a leading Asian meeting point for the food and beverage industry. Major market players from retail, catering, hotel, restaurants, food services, import / export and manufacturers across the globe participate at this exhibition on regular basis.
A special Sri Lanka Country pavilion for ''Ceylon Tea'' was also organized by the Sri Lanka Tea Board at this exhibition. This pavilion included eight booth holders namely, the Sri Lanka Tea Board as the main focal point and seven private sector Ceylon Tea companies, namely; Nature Ceylon Trading (Pvt) Ltd., Green House Tea Exports Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd., Maltras International (Pvt)Ltd., Basilur Tea Exports (Pvt)Ltd., Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd., Enrich Tea & Food Exports (Pvt) Ltd., Euro Asia Corporation (Pvt) Ltd.
This special pavilion for “Ceylon Tea” was ceremonially declared opened by
Hon. Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Planation Industries with Mr. Lakshitha Rathnayake, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai China. The VIP's had brief discussions with Sri Lankan Tea Exporters as well as their potential Ceylon tea buyers who attended the expo. This was a great platform for Chinese tea lovers to explore Ceylon Tea from its direct exporters.