NWS Holdings breaks new ground with successful conclusion of biggest ever Sri Lanka Business Forum in Tokyo

The Sri Lanka Business Forum 2014, organised by NWS Holdings Ltd., successfully concluded in Tokyo last week with a record number of participants enlightened about the post-war resurgence and potential for future growth opportunities.

Held at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, the forum attracted nearly 200 participants who listened to the progress of post-war Sri Lanka from a macro and corporate perspective and the emerging new opportunities for investments, partnerships, tourism and trade.

The forum was part of NWS’s goal of increasing Japanese investments to $ 500 million by the end of 2015 after having facilitated over $ 300 million in Japanese investments since the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka. Previously NWS Holdings, owned by Japanese investor Takashi Igarashi, held investment promotion events in 2011 and 2012 in Tokyo. Last week’s event was the most successful in terms of participation, despite adverse weather in Tokyo on that day.

The participants were informed about Sri Lanka for four hours at the forum and thereafter attended a networking reception.

The event’s Chief Guest was Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Osaka, D.W. Aluthgamage while NWS Holdings Chairman Takashi Igarashi and Toyohiko Murakami, the Chairman of Bansei Securities Ltd., which is one of the new investors in post-war Sri Lanka facilitated by NWS Holdings.

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