SLAEAJ Activity Promotion and Membership Drive Oyama 2014.

Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association in Japan(SLAEAJ) was held their second regional meeting and promotional conference at Oyama Grand Hotel on 23rd May 2014. It was started with the introduction of the participants from Tokyo and Oyama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brief welcome speech was made by Mr. Anura Batuwatta the coordinator of the Oyama event and he pointed out how important this commitment is. And he did not forget to thank H.E the Ambassador Mr. Wasantha Karannagoda of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan, and the other embassy staff for giving us the support and also providing an opportunity to extend our activities throughout Japan.

Afterwards, SLAEAJ president Mr. Jagath Ramanayake was presented the activities carried out by the SLAEAJ during the year 2012/2014. Presentation was focused on all major activities done by SLAEJ during previous years such as Cricket Festival, Sri Lankan Festival Raffle draw, Non-Medicament Healer event, Motor Delegation Tour in Japan and Membership Drive in Nagoya…etc.

Mr. Jayantha Bandara the first secretary of the Sri Lanka Embassy made his speech and he pointed out SLAEAJ members’ aspiration and strong mind to promote SLAEAJ activities in Tochigi prefecture will open the door to the new possibilities for their operations in Japan. Further, he emphasized the importance and the opportunities lied through these common interest organizations like SLAEAJ and the impact they can do for any issue to serve the best interest of the automobile export business especially for Sri Lanka business people.

Treasurer of SLAEAJ Mr. Saman Priyankara was emphasized and explained about the benefits anyone can receive being a member of the association. Furthermore, he has pointed out being together as business community we can avoid dangerous risk with dealing with some customers sharing their experience among members.

As the next item, Executive secretary of SLAEAJ Mr. Mohamed Ali has explained some exports markets which are rising well these days to the audience. And how they can act to serve the common interests against the blooming industrial issues and share our knowledge among members.

Following that, Mr. Jithendra Samarawickrama explained the SLAEAJ cricket tournament going to be held in 29th June 2014.

And Mr. Wasantha Ekanayake also pointed out how important this social gathering is and how to improve the mutual relations through welfare activities among our members.

Mr. Lasantha Nandasiri the Vice president of the SLAEAJ made his speech regarding the spare parts business in Automobile industry and pointed out the barriers and limitations in spare parts exports. And methodologies could follow to overcome those issues.

Mr. Bansal from Japanesecartrade.com was presented their IT solutions for automobile business and it was a new experience to them as most of them not aware of the IT aspects of the business and how it can affect the profit margin of their own.

After that Q & A session was started and many of the participants were pointed out their questions in the current business. Mr. Jagath Ramanayake & Mr. Nishantha Meegalla explained guidance and information to them to sort out the issues.

Finally, Mr. Nishantha Meegalla & Mr. Jayantha Hettiarachchi made their speech thanking all who did tremendous commitment to make this event a success.

After the conference, Dinner was served at the hotel. All participants were enjoyed and shared their business experience with others.

Following day, SLAEAJ members were visited Arai Auto Auction as arranged by Arai Auction manager Mr. Yoshiyuki Otake, and they received thorough knowledge about the auction process and new trends.

 

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