20th May 2021


4.30 PM AEST | 11.30 AM IST


Join our next digital seminar and listen to our panel of experts as they will be sharing information valuable for Sri Lankan exporters.
They will speak about the standards to be met before exporting, import regulations in Australia & building networks for successful bilateral trade.

Our Panellists

Mr.Kapila Fonseka, a Grade I officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service assumed duty as the third Consul General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne, Australia with jurisdiction over the States of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. He had postings previously in the Sri Lanka High Commissions in New Delhi, India and London, the UK as well as the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Germany. While serving in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka, he served in the Economic Affairs, Protocol, Public Communications, South Asia and SAARC, United Nations and Consular Division.

Mr. Fonseka represented Sri Lanka at the multilateral forums including the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Colombo Plan, as well as the Commonwealth.

Jessica Sibley has worked for the Biosecurity Plant Division since 2007 in a variety of roles to assist Australia’s plant export and import industries and in the management of plant biosecurity risks. Jessica’s current role involves managing imports of horticulture and cut flower commodities into Australia, including implementing and managing import conditions and the provision of import permits via the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environments Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON).

Assisting exporters to achieve trade efficiency by trade facilitation, resolving export related issues faced by exporters providing advisory services, operating the scheme of registration of exporters, organizing and conducting training programmes on international trade, provision of trade information service for Improving export performance by maintaining trade related data bases, maintaining an up-to-date business library facility, packaging development and training, publications, coordinating seminars and participating at exhibitions, liaise and coordinate the functions of the National Packaging Centre.

Eddie brings more than 20 years of international trade expertise to Chamber members, customers and clients.Eddie works closely with senior executives and business owners across a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, agribusiness, food and beverages, engineering, medical supply, health care, textile and clothing, building construction and tourism, provides advisory services in the areas of international trade and business development in the foreign markets. Eddie also facilitates inward and outbound investments activities for his international clients, matching investors with appropriate projects.

Prior to joining the Victorian Chamber, Eddie was the business development manager of a large international company in Shanghai for seven years and established operations in different regions of China. Eddie completed his bachelor degree in a Chinese university an also holds a MBA qualification from La Trobe University in Melbourne.