EDB is hosting the 28th CEO meeting of the ATPF in Sri Lanka from 24-26th August 2015 in partnership with HSBC" said EDB Chairman Egodage, and added:
The objective of ATPF is to enhance trade in the region and strengthen networking among members.
ATPF has gradually increased its participants since its launch with ten member organizations.
Themes of past ATPF meetings can be classified in two categories.
Working Level Meetings define the theme and agenda for ATPF meetings, laying the groundwork for efficient plenary discussions.
In order to disseminate ATPF information to the world, ATPF has built its own web site.
In addition to annual meetings and the web site, ATPF has the ATRAIN information exchange system, a bulletin, joint study missions, and a compilation of trade-show information.
ATPF established a system to mutually exchange tariff rate schedules, trade statistics, corporate directories and TPO newsletters among member organizations.
ATPF also issues the Bulletin newsletter once or twice a year.
ATPF also organizes a programme called the Joint Study Mission, in which a host TPO receives study visits from multiple TPOs.
Looking back at the progress of ATPF over the last two to three years, one receives an impression that the forum is undergoing major changes.