MICE Connect 2019 Sri Lanka edition which was scheduled to be held on May 9 and 10 is now going to be held on July 2 and 3 2019 at the Hilton, Colombo. The re-scheduling has been considered due to the recent bomb attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter’s Sunday on April 21. They mourn for the victims and pray for their families.
Since the incidents, authorities have moved quickly to strengthen the security situation in Colombo and across the country. Everything is being done to ensure the safety of all visitors in the future according to security officials.
“I firmly believe that this show will be utmost beneficial to build and strengthen the relations between the Indian buyers and the hospitality brands from Sri Lanka who will be participating and it will also be a confidence booster among all the participating sellers and buyers. I wish to urge everyone to be united andpromote Sri Lanka as a beautiful destination as always. I share the immense gratitude to our official partners who has been with us as our strength,” says Nishant Gulliya, Managing Director and CEO, Q’rius Connect, the organizer of the show.
“Our first priority at the Hilton Colombo, and all our future property’s throughout the country, has always been the security of our guests. To that end we have instituted immediate additional measures including hand held and walk through scanners at all entrances to the hotel along with baggage scanners. Much of the security measures we have and are taking have long been in place across India,” says Christopher Zappia, Commercial Business Director of Hilton Sri Lanka.
“Sri Lanka is an amazing country, with a rich cultural heritage, endless natural beauty that is home to a welcoming, warm and generous people. We hope to be able to quickly move on from the tragic events of the past few weeks to let people know that Sri Lanka remains a destination that should be at the top of everyone’s itinerary. To that end, we look forward to our partnership with Q’rius Connect in hosting this exciting event,” Zappia said.