UTO EduConsult is part of the UTO group of companies, which also comprises UEC International and Utopia Vacations, a Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved travel operator. The organisation has established itself in the MICE industry and carved a niche for itself in specific segments of the industry. These include the financial sector, with a special focus on Islamic Banking & Finance, the Halal Food industry, and the Halal-friendly travel industry, all sectors that have exhibited significant growth in the past decade. The various companies in the UTO group complement each other’s activities with clients able to avail themselves of a very comprehensive range of services.
The Company hosts several events on an annual basis. These include the Sri Lanka Islamic Banking & Finance Industry Conference (SLIBFI Conference), the Capital Markets Conference (CAPM), the Halal Conference and Exhibition (Halal Expo) now re-branded as the Ramadhan Expo, the Sri Lankan Islamic Banking & Finance Industry (SLIBFI) Awards Night, and has also ventured overseas with theMaldives Islamic Banking and Finance Industry (MIBFI) Conference. The latest in the annual event calendar will be the Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA), launched in 2016.
These events have all fast been established as regular features in the calendars of the entities operating in the respective industries. The events have all been held annually, without interruption, with SLIBFI being held for the eighth successive year in 2016. Attendees to the conferences hosted by UTO have straddled the globe, from countries as diverse as South Africa, the United Kingdom, USA, Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, the UAE, India, Pakistan, the Maldives and Mauritius.
UTO also conducts seminars/workshops to a discerning target market, with a special emphasis on Islamic Finance, Information Technology and General finance-related areas. In addition to a faculty of experienced practitioners in Sri Lanka, UTO has been able to call upon the services of Experts and Trainers from the USA,Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, & the GCC Region.
UEC INTERNATIONAL (PVT) LTD
The publication arm of the UTO group launched an Islamic Life Style Magazine, Halal World, in July 2011. Rebranded since the original launch, the magazine features articles written by foreign and domestic writers, scholars, professionals and selected enthusiasts who write on topics of Food & Beverages, Islamic Banking & Finance, Lifestyle, Education, and Travel & Tourism, from a Halal perspective.
UTOPIA VACATIONS (PVT) LTD
Utopia Vacations (UVPL) commenced operations as an Inbound Tour Operator, focusing on the Halal Travel Industry, which has grown rapidly in the past decade with the actual spend of the Global Muslim Travel segment forecasted to grow to USD 200 Billion by 2020. As a tour operator focusing on the Halal friendly segment, the organization is the exclusive agent in Sri Lanka for Crescentrating, a Singapore-based organisation widely considered the leading authority globally in what is sometimes referred to as Halal tourism. In conjunction with Crescentrating, UVPL also providing consultation services to leading hotel chains in Sri Lanka, focussed on attracting the Muslim/Middle Eastern traveller.