Thailand International Furniture Fair 2009

The Department of Export Promotion, is once again joining forces with the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Furniture Industries Association (TFA) in organizing the Thailand International Furniture Fair 2009.The event, which is set to be the 13th in this long-standing series, forms a significant platform for Thai furniture entrepreneurs to demonstrate their capabilities and creative ideas to potential buyers from within the country and throughout the world. The event, scheduled to take place between March 11th-15th, 2009, is now open for exhibitor registration from today until January 15th, 2009. Any registration before December 1st, 2008, is entitled to a special 10% discount on exhibition fee. The event aims to feature as many as 250 furniture entrepreneurs from Thailand and throughout Asia in over 900 booths.

Mr. Rachane Potjanasunthorn, DEP Director-General, stated that, "The TIFF event is yet another major trade fair by DEP that always enjoys great responses from Thai and international visitors alike. Thai furniture products are world-famous for distinctive designs, attention to detail, and unique characteristics. The event in 2008 was indeed an overwhelming success with a total of 204 exhibitors manning 812 booths. During the trade negotiation days, the event was attended by as many as 7,366 foreign buyers especially from Japan, the United States, Vietnam, India and Hong Kong. Additionally, on the public retail days, the event welcomed a total of over 27,000 international visitors."

Now in its 13th year, the TIFF 2009 is set to be an important platform for furniture entrepreneurs looking to introduce new products and to expand their businesses into foreign markets. Exhibition registration is open from now until January 15th, 2009. The three organizing partners the DEP, the FTI and the TFA have announced that the event will take place between March 11th-15th, 2009, on a grand venue of 35,000 m2 at Challenger 2-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The event will be organized under the concept of 'Imagine Green Living', and is anticipated to feature over 250 furniture entrepreneurs in over 900 booths, from Thailand and key Asian markets including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.

"Furniture entrepreneurs of all kinds and sizes are encouraged to participate in this important event. They will have a chance to showcase their capabilities and creative ideas in creating furniture items that impress even the most discerning buyers. Potential customers will come from virtually all continents including Asia, Europe and America. It's a very good opportunity to expand businesses to reach and make a presence in new markets, as well as, to introduce the latest furniture innovations to target consumers. Exhibitors registering before December 1st, 2008, are also entitled to a special 10% discount on exhibition fee.", added Mr. Rachane.

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