BANGKOK, Mar 23, 2010 / — After months of anticipation, the BIFF & BIL 2010 will open its doors on April 1, 2010 with Minister of Commerce Porntiva Nakasai presiding over the Grand Opening.
Under the theme “Look East” with the tagline “ASEAN Integration Textiles – Apparel – Leather” the fair will be a complete showcase of the latest updates in fashion trends and products from Thailand and ASEAN countries.
Mrs. Srirat Rastapana, Director General of the Department of Export Promotion said “At present over 600 exhibitors from Thailand and overseas have confirmed their participation in BIFF & BIL 2010 totaling over 1,000 booths.”
Overseas visitors from almost 100 countries have pre-registered to attend the event namely Japan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, USA, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Australia, Denmark, Brazil, etc.
With the confirmation of these participation DEP is confident BIFF & BIL 2010 will be the biggest-ever fashion event in the region featuring the great potential and grandeur of ASEAN’s fashion industry which covers everything from upstream, midstream to downstream
Apart from exhibits from 13 countries, highlight activities of BIFF & BIL 2010 include:-
48 Fashion Show on main stage and mini stage
The SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization) – SACICT
Special Show from ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Malaysia and Philippines
Leading brands in Thailand from Saha Group, Street Fashion Runway fashion show, Designers’ Room, Kai, Micheal Angelo, Ethnic Thai and SC&F
Congresses and Seminars such as Asian Designer Congress, Trend Fashion 2011/12 seminar by WGSN and Thailand Designer Club project
Exhibitions such as ASEAN Pavilion and Japan Pavilion, Designers’ Room, Thai Tex Trend (T3) and Fashion Network: For US Market
“Business Matching” sessions for buyers and manufacturers, local and international, to meet and settle trade deals throughout the four days of the event with fully equipped meeting facilities and upgraded convenience. So far more than 100 Thai and international exhibitors and buyers have registered for the sessions.
BIFF & BIL 2010 will be open for trade visitors on 1-2 April (10.00am – 6.00pm) and for the general public on 3-4 April (10.00am – 9.00pm).
For more information and download of business matching application form please visit www.biffandbil.com.