UTO EduConsult (Pvt) Ltd. (UTO) has hosted several landmark events and has established itself as a key player in the MICE industry in Sri Lanka. Initially set up to conduct seminars and workshops for a very select market, the company has since expanded its operations to include the conducting of conferences. It hosts several events on an annual basis, including the Sri Lanka Islamic Banking & Finance Conference, the Capital Markets Conference(CAPM), the Maldivian Islamic Banking and Finance Industry (MIBFI) conference as well as its latest endeavor, the Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA).
The seminars/workshops hosted by UTO cater to a niche market, which has hitherto been untapped. For instance, UTO was the first company in Sri Lanka to host a seminar on Islamic Banking &; Finance, with faculty from the prestigious International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).
Seminars on specialised areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions followed soon thereafter, with resource personnel flown in from Australia. Events have also witnessed guest speakers from countries as diverse as South Africa, the United Kingdom, USA, the Gulf nations, India, Singapore, and Mauritius. This is in addition to reputed speakers from Sri Lanka, who have all contributed in enhancing UTO’s reputation as a provider of quality events.
Members of the Board at UTO have also been invited to speak at various international events. For instance, Ishrat Rauff has been invited by the regional unit of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK to speak at various events held in Male, Dhaka and Bangladesh. He has also spoken at International events such as the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Bahrain, the International Islamic Finance Forum (IIFF) in Dubai, UAE and the Indian Shariah Finance Summit in New Delhi, India.