The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was the successor to the, then Engineering Association of Ceylon, which was founded in 1906. In 1968 the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was made an incorporated body of the government, by an Act of Parliament. The IESL being the apex engineering professional body in Sri Lanka by virtue of agreements it has entered in to with international bodies for mutual recognition of competencies affords its members, numbering around 15,000, to practice in all disciplines of engineering anywhere in the world.
The flagship event of IESL, Techno Sri Lanka, since its inception in 1985 has grown to be the largest and the only engineering and technology exhibition held annually in Colombo Sri Lanka. As the largest one stop-shop exhibition related to engineering and technology, techno completed its 30th edition with over 270 exhibitors and nearly 25,000 visitors last year. Techno, living up to its standards, have up lifted peoples' living conditions and has become an ideal venue for industry professionals, business heads, technologists and keen public to come together on a single global platform.
Techno Sri Lanka is the only exhibition, which features the widest range of engineering and technology products and services. It has the only powerful cost effective component of a well planned marketing strategy. It provides 1000 s of high quality sales opportunities in just 3 days. A recent survey found 70% of decision makers visit Techno Sri Lanka as an important event of their calendar to assist in their purchasing and procurement process. It reveals no other event brings together so many key decision makers across a 3 day period and no other event attracts so many visitors with real purchasing power - all looking to meet new suppliers, find new products net work and form new business relationships. Its reputation for the last 30 years as an annual event in South Asia, the reputation of its organizers being one of Sri Lanka's leading professional bodies and the reputation of it being the event with the most international participation for an exhibition in Sri Lanka is an indication of the standard of the Techno Sri Lanka Exhibition.