Hellmann partners Sri Lanka Design Festival 2011
Published : Daily FT
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, is playing its part to support Sri Lanka’s new emerging economic superpower; design. Hellmann will be a partner of The Sri Lanka Design Festival which will take place from 16-20 November 2011 at Mount Lavinia Hotel.
The event which is organised by the Academy of Design of Sri Lanka is the largest and most widely recognised celebration of Sri Lankan creativity. Hellmann, who already has a strong global presence within the fashion logistics industry, is proud to support the emerging talent in Sri Lanka.
Managing Director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Sri Lanka Tania Polonnowita said: “We are delighted to support the Sri Lanka Design Festival.
We understand and appreciate the great potential the festival has to promote globally the industries that we work with. In addition to apparel, the festival also promotes other growing industries like graphic design, advertising and arts and crafts, which we are also very supportive of.”
The founder of the Sri Lanka Design Festival, Linda Speldewinde thanked Hellmann for their support and mentioned the vital role that Hellmann will play in this year’s festival: “Hellmann is a global leader in logistical solutions and freight.
Their access to global business networks will play a huge role in developing the design led industries in Sri Lanka during this crucial time of growth.”
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is an expert at anticipating the future needs of the global marketplace. With huge investments in sophisticated logistical solutions for Sri Lanka’s creative led industries such as fashion and apparel, Hellmann’s contribution to the growth of the industry and global network is tremendous.
Hellmann’s association with the Sri Lanka Design Festival furthers their contribution to the international growth and recognition of Sri Lanka’s creative industries.
Hellmann Sri Lanka is a joint venture of Hemas Holdings PLC and Hellmann worldwide GmbH. Hellmann offers tailor-made solutions that answer to the needs of customers around the world. As a leading international provider of integrated logistics solutions, Hellmann is considered a vital link between industries and trade throughout the world.
The global logistics network of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics operates in 443 branches in 157 countries and employs in excess of 16,500 dedicated people to serve customers worldwide.
SLDF is conceptualised and organised by AOD (www.aod.lk ) – The Academy of Design, Sri Lanka’s pioneering and inspiringdesign campus that offers international creative and design education while serving as a dynamic catalyst of the local creative industry growth. AOD organises SLDF in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka and key industry stakeholders including the Joint Apparel Association Forum – the apex body the Sri Lankan apparel industry.
Other Key partners include ; Mount Lavinia Hotel – Festival Host, Textured Jersey – Official Fabric Partner, Trade Card – Official Software Partner, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics– Official Freight and Logistics Partner and SriLankan Airlines – Official Airline along with Knowledge Partner – British Council, Sparklink Travels, Bates Strategic Alliance PR, Social media, Norwegian Embassy and Addikt Design Movement.
For more information contact www.srilankadesignfestival.com or the festival secretariat +94 11 5737303 at Academy of Design (AOD), 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4 between 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Saturday.