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12 September 2008 :: 16:09:43 pm 24531

Big&Bih Ready To Take Off Next Month, Despite Political Conflict

Bangkok - September 11, 2008 -- The Department of Export Promotion (DEP) is confident that the up-coming Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2008 (BIG&BIH 2008) will not be interrupted by the on-going political confusion and the show is now ready to take place as scheduled.?
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Held for the 26th time by the Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce, the next edition of BIG&BIH will take place on October 14-19, 2008 at the Challenger Hall, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani.

?As you can see, Bangkok is still safe and favorable for business activities, regardless of the political disturbance. Life is moving on as usual, so does the business,? said DEP?s Director-General with confidence.

Organized twice annually in April and October for over a decade, BIG&BIH has widely recognized among international buyers as one of Asia?s ideal sourcing platforms for an extensive range of lifestyle products with unique designs and high quality.

Visitors to the fall edition are promised to experience a vast variety of gifts, premiums, home decorative items, household products, home textiles, toys and novelties, stationery, and office supplies, presented by more than 700 producers and exporters from Asia and beyond, including Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, and Ghana.

Among them are internationally renowned brands i.e. HARNN&THANN, the body-care international chain that won a patent for natural rice bran oil soap formulation; Mae Fah Luang Foundation, the producer of handicrafts and home textile products from Doi Tung Development Project under the Royal Initiative; and Dhana, one of Thailand?s most celebrated brand of art ceramics whose collections won the Prime Minister?s Export Award in 2006.

BIG&BIH-October 2008 will also welcome many new exhibitors including Cool Kreations Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company of children?s products; Mola Design Co., Ltd., a producer of creative stationery products and Niche Work Ltd Part, the maker of innovative gift packaging under the brand ?L-aon?.

A number of exhibitions showcasing latest collections of lifestyle products and distinctive creations from the country?s top product designers as well as business matching activities are also set up at the show.

The ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA) will also participate in BIG&BIH for the first time. The body will organize its first Europe-Asia trading matching event which is a part of its ?Crafts Match Project? at the same venue on October 15-16.

The 2-day event will focus on Home Accessories and include product exhibition, presentation of the products and production environment and business meetings with expected participation of 20 representatives from 6 countries, namely 3 representatives from Sri Lanka, 5 from Thailand, 2 from Cambodia, 3 from Lao PDR, 5 from Germany and 2 from Greece. The project aims to provide a special opportunity for small craft businesses to present their products to qualified and selected buyers at the international level. For more information, please visit www.bigandbih.com or contact big@depthai.go.th

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

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