Sri Lankan entrepreneur and consultant Talal Rafi will be Sri Lankas representative to the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) and will also be representing Sri Lanka at the WBAF World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2020 as well as in the Global Start-up Committee.
"The participation of Talal Rafi in WBAF will add value to the organisation and to the world congress in Istanbul in 2020. Sri Lanka is a growing economy located strategically and there are lots of opportunities for investment in Sri Lanka. It is a pleasure to have Sri Lanka represented," said WBAF Chairman Baybars Altunas.
WBAF, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems and helps venture capitalists and companies connect with international companies and organisations. Sri Lankas representation at the WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for start-ups, innovators and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
The World Business Angels Investment Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance. WBAF engages with a wide range of institutions which are public and private, local and international, commercial and academic to help shape the global agenda.
WBAF does this through its partnership agreements and joint projects developed with international institutions such as the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC), London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), International Science Parks Association (IASP), World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the European Trade Association for Business Angels (EBAN), African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and the Middle East Trade Association for Business Angels (MBAN).
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