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09th March 2016

Global Shippers' Forum Annual Meeting

27th 30th July 2016 at Colombo Sri Lanka
Organised by Sri Lanka Shippers' Council in conjunction with the Global Shippers' Forum

The Annual Meeting coincides with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the SLSC. This is an important milestone for the SLSC and all GSF members are invited to take part in the celebration activities which commence on the 28th July, see below the outline programme.

The SLSC and GSF are pleased to be the host of this meeting of the GSF. The GSF is a not for profit company incorporated under the laws of the United Kingdom. The GSF is a non-governmental organisation that represents the freight and logistics interests of shippers' organisations internationally.

The event will be held from 28th-30th July 2016 and the Draft programme is as follows;

DateTime (Hours)Event
Wednesday 27 July 201617:30 18:30Registration
18:30 21:00Welcome Cocktails & Dinner Organised & Sponsored by Sri Lanka Shippers' Council
Thursday 28th July 201609.00 12: 00Visit to the Port of Colombo
12.00 14.00Lunch by Sri Lanka Shippers' Council
14.00 18.00Free Time
18.00 22.30Invitation for Sri Lanka Shippers' Council 50th Anniversary Celebrations and Gala Dinner
Friday 29th July 2016GSF Annual meeting
18.00- 20.00Cocktails & Dinner, by Sri Lanka Shippers' Council
Saturday, 30th July 2016One day tourVisit to Historical Galle Fort. Organised & Sponsored by Sri Lanka Shippers' Council

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Hotel Booking Arrangements

Hotel reservation can be arranged through the Shippers' Council Secretariat at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Details are included in the registration form

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Visa requirements

This invitation is provided for members of the Global Shippers' Forum which we trust may by used by them to obtain any necessary travel documents including a visa for entering Sri Lanka. Visa Requirements for entering Sri Lanka can be found at A business visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for short periods of time. This visa may be issued for single or double journeys. Application forms can be downloaded from this website and are available in English.

On receipt of your booking we will send you an individually addressed invitation to facilitate your visa application.

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