The 28th annual international exhibition of food products, beverages and raw materials used for its production – “PRODEXPO-2021” – kicked off on April 12, 2021 at the “Expocentre” in Moscow and lasted for five days until April 16, 2021. This year the “Expocentre” brought together 1554 companies from 42 countries specialized in meat and fish production, milk, cheese and ice cream production, tea, coffee, juices, etc. This year also Tea Promotion Unit (TPU) at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia with the support of the Sri Lanka Tea Board participated and set up a Ceylon Tea stall. On behalf of H.E. the Ambassador, Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, the Ceylon Tea stand was officially opened by Mr. Mohamed Anas, Charge d’ Affairs of Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russian Federation, along with Mr. Tishan de Silva, Third Secretary (Tea Promotion) and Sri Lankan embassy staff.
Prodexpo is Russia’s largest trade show in terms of exhibition space, professional interest and market coverage according to the Russian National Exhibition Rating and it could be recognized as one of the major sources for networking and establishing business links between different companies and countries.
The famous Ceylon tea brand “Jafferjee Brothers” also participated at the exhibition displaying their products at the next-door booth.
The Ceylon Tea stall attracted hundreds of visitors, which was featuring teas from seven unique regions in Sri Lanka and some of major tea grades popular in Russia. Visitors were offered a fresh cup of Ceylon tea by Russian tea demonstrators dressed in traditional Sri Lankan Osari.