DEP Makes Great Progress Organizing ‘TIFF 2012’ under the Concept of ‘Feel Green, Feel Good’
- The Department of Export Promotion (DEP)
- December 8, 2011
TIFF 2012, Thailand’s premier furniture exposition showcasing uniquely designed furniture from over 830 exhibitors more info.
BANGKOK, Dec. 8, 2011 — The Department of Export Promotion (DEP), in collaboration with the Thai Furniture Industry Club, the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Furniture Industries Association, is poised to host the upcoming Thailand International Furniture Fair 2012 (TIFF 2012). This is one of the biggest furniture expositions in all Thailand with a gathering of strikingly designed furniture items. The event will be held under the concept “Feel Green, Feel Good” with the aim of showcasing Thai furniture manufacturers’ capacity for designing and producing spectacular furniture with superb quality and eco-friendliness. TIFF 2012 is scheduled to take place March 14th-18th, 2012, at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, DEP Director-General, stated, “TIFF 2012 will be open exclusively for trade and business negotiations during the first three days, March 14 – 16. The last two days, March 17 – 18, the fair will be open with the goal of showcasing the outstanding design and production potential of leading Thai furniture producers. This time is also intended as an excellent opportunity for furniture makers, entrepreneurs, and designers, as well as related business operators, to make business deals and build business networks in order to expand their business opportunities beyond borders.
“TIFF 2012 intends to become Thailand’s most comprehensive furniture exposition, ever. TIFF will gather the largest numbers of furniture business operators ever seen in a trade show of its kind from over 220 companies. These companies will display their products in 830 booths. This grand exposition promises an array of distinctively designed furniture with the latest trends and developments in the furniture industry.
Visitors will enjoy innovative furniture items made from eco-friendly and local materials. Apart from Thai exhibitors, top furniture companies from foreign countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and many European countries, will also join the TIFF 2012. TIFF 2012 aims to welcome over 24,000 international visitors, particularly from major markets such as Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, the European Union, India, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Australia.”
Mrs. Nuntawan further added that highlights of TIFF 2012 include:
• T-Style in Thailand: A joint project led by the Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand, incorporating the talent of the renowned Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita. Under the theme of “Ecological & Elegant,” T-style contains “state of the art” furniture items from leading Thai companies and represents a completely new perspective of interior design with the various eco-friendly materials Thailand has to offer.
• Waste to Wealth: It’s time to help fight against global warming and make the best out of what is commonly seen as waste materials. This year’s 4th Waste to Wealth exhibition aims to promote better and more sustainable waste management. Spearheaded by Dr. Singha Intarachuto, Thailand’s renowned waste material designer, the project specializes in adding value and turning seemingly waste materials into distinctively designed furniture and home decorative items.
• Design Camp: This year’s 4th Design Camp enjoys collaboration from leading educational institutes and professional designers. The project aims to provide university students with the opportunity to learn first-hand how furniture is designed and made in real-life environments from experienced gurus in the field.
Should you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Thai Trade Center office nearest you.