Seylan Bank Partners Ceylon Chamber of commerce to Conduct a Webinar on Exports for SMEs


Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, alongside the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has organized a free webinar titled “How to make your product export ready and finding new export markets for your products and services”.

The webinar catering to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka will take place on October 03, 2021, from 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. and will be live-streamed through Zoom, LinkedIn, YouTube and the official social media pages of Seylan Bank and the Chamber of Commerce.

Seylan Bank, having always supported small businesses, understands that SMEs contribute to almost half of Sri Lanka’s economy and provide employment to millions of people.

The Bank believes these businesses are an important part of our ecosystem and need to be helped to expand into new markets outside our shores.

The free webinar is part of concentrated efforts by Seylan to support SMEs affected by the impact of COVID-19 on the markets and economy and to assist them to navigate through these tough times.

As the first of the webinars planned together by the Bank and the CCC Centre for SMEs, it will focus on educating SMEs on the various aspects of exporting their products and services and will be delivered by industry leaders and subject matter experts.

Gamini Saparamadu – Chairman of the Board Kent Group of Companies; Upul Dassanayake – Director/CEO, School of Foreign Trade & Export Strategy, National Consultant / Lead National Trainer – International Trade Centre, United Nations; Hasitha Wijesundara – Senior Expert & International Consultant in Trade Facilitation & SME Development; and representatives from the Export Development Board (EDB) and Seylan Bank.

Seylan Bank recently came together with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to revive the SME sector, offering a comprehensive range of business development services through a dedicated hotline at the CCC Centre for SMEs.

The partnership enables the centre to increase its outreach of business development services and facilitate an active dialogue on constraints, challenges, and operational issues faced by SMEs. It also conducts seminars, webinars, workshops, and training programs, in addition to providing business advisory services and business counselling.

About Seylan Bank

Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers through cutting-edge technology, innovative products, and best-in-class services.

The Bank has a growing clientele of SMEs, Retail and Corporate Customers, and has expanded its footprint with 172 branches, 70 Cash Deposit Machines, 86 Cheque Deposit Machines and an ATM network of 216 units across the country.

Seylan Bank has been endorsed as a financially stable organization with performance excellence across the board by Fitch Ratings, with the bank’s national long-term rating revised to ‘A’ (lka). The bank was ranked second among public listed companies for transparency in corporate reporting by Transparency Global and is now part of the S&P Dow Jones SL 20 Index.

These achievements are a testament to Seylan Bank’s financial stability and unwavering dedication to ensuring excellence across all aspects.

About The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1839 is the most senior Chamber in Sri Lanka.

The Chamber is an autonomous, non-political, service organisation set up to promote the interests of Sri Lanka’s business community.

Over the past 182 years, the Ceylon Chamber has responded to the needs of the business community that has experienced an evolving landscape from a few traditional commodities’ trade, to a widely diversified commercial business arena, shaped by new consumer needs, export diversification, deeper engagement with countries across the world, fueled by technology and the advent of the digital economy.

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