April 19, 2012

BIG+BIH April 2012


The 33rd installment of BIG+BIH, or Bangkok International Gift Fair & Bangkok International Houseware Fair, is being held from April 17th-22nd, 2012 at BITEC Bang Na.  The first 4 days, 17th-20th April, are for the trade sector (10am-6pm), while the event is open to public over the weekend, on the 21st-22nd of April (10am-9pm).

BIG+BIH is a popular bi-annual event - an international trade fair for trendy gifts and lifestyle products.   It is organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce and the Thai Lifestyle Products Federation, for designers and new entrepreneurs to exhibit and market their collections.  One of the biggest trade shows of its kind in the region, BIG+BIH attracts more than 600 manufacturers and distributors of gifts and household products, from Thailand and all over the world.

The theme of the fair this time is "Heart of Design & Lifestyle Showcase of ASEAN", promoting the power of creativity and identities of ASEAN member countries, particularly Thailand.

The products featured include gifts, souvenirs, home decoratives, textiles, handicrafts, artiļ¬cial flowers/plants, spa products, toys, stationery and more.

The exhibition hall is divided into special zones such as :
 - Over 300 booths from more than 100 entrepreneurs.
 - "Design Hall" zone showcasing new trends by new talents
 - "International Pavilion" exhibits by design entrepreneurs from 80+ countries
 - OTOP Exhibition
 - Toy and Stationery Pavilion

Last year, in April 2011, there were 586 participating companies occupying 1,573 booths.  On Trade days, there were as many as 10,654 visitors; while 90,000 people showed up on the public days. 

This year, it is estimated that more than 100,000 visitors, both local and international, will attend the exhibition.

The next BIG+BIH event will take place during October 16-21, 2012.

For more details, check out:
http://www.bigandbih.com/
http://www.thaitrade.com/
http://www.facebook.com/BIGandBIHfair