Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) recently welcomed more than 120 delegates to some unique and entertaining MICE roadshow events in Melbourne and Sydney.
Attendees got the chance to forge new relationships through valuable B2B networking sessions, while SLCB chairman Kumar De Silva provided some insights into how “the wonder of Asia” is looking to grow its MICE sector.
Guests were also treated to some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, the ceremonial lighting of an oil lamp, and a captivating serenade of Sri Lankan dance by performers.
After being exposed to more than 20 exhibitors from hotels and tour companies in Sri Lanka, here’s what a few of the attendees had to say about the roadshow:
“This event showcases all the amazing services, venues, hotels and amenities that Sri Lanka has on offer. Set to be the number one destination for MICE events in 2020. If Sri Lanka is not on your list for choice destinations for your business or your clients, it should be. I look forward to attending the roadshow next year and to seeing what new amazing vendors, suppliers and strategic partners are on offer to work with in the future.” – Lexie Walker, McCorkell
“After experiencing evidence of Sri Lanka’s unique cultural, culinary and geographic qualities … I confidently recommend that serious consideration be given to Sri Lanka as a MICE/tourism destination. There was also an ambience of genuine enthusiasm and a tremendous willingness to please all types of prospective customers needs at the roadshow.” – Rami Yomtob, director, SAMMAUFIRA Pty Ltd
“I met some great suppliers not only for MICE, but for FIT and small groups, which was fantastic, and I now have some really excellent DMC contacts.” – Di Yates, TravelManagers
“The 2019 Sri Lanka MICE Roadshow was a wonderful experience. We had a taste of the culture, the colour and the warmth of the Sri Lankan people. As a MICE destination, Sri Lanka is exotic and has the infrastructure to host a highly organised and unforgettable experience. Stella Events highly recommends Sri Lanka as a destination for an event of any scale.” – Jane Searle, Stella Events and Projects
“The information from all of the suppliers was fascinating and had me on the edge of my seat! I couldn’t wait to return to the office and pass along the information and book my own trip to Sri Lanka! The food was a beautiful bonus and I loved having all of my senses activated. The people and presenters were all very friendly and happy to chat.” – Taylor Russel, Flight Centre Collingwood
Check out some of the photos from the event below, or read our roadshow recap here.
We’ve also put together a highlights video that captures all the highlights from the roadshow, which you can view below: