The Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce announced that Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair 2010 (BIFF & BIL 2010) will be organized on 1- 4 April 2010 as earlier scheduled at Challenger Hall 1 вЂ“ 3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.
Under the theme вЂњLook EastвЂќ with the tagline вЂњASEAN Integration Textiles вЂ“ Apparel вЂ“ LeatherвЂќ 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 вЂњAt 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 ASEANвЂ™s fashion industry which covers everything from upstream, midstream to downstream
Apart from exhibits from 13 countries, highlight activities of BIFF & BIL 2010 include:-
вЂў 48 Fashion Show on main stage and mini stage
o The SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization) - SACICT
o Special Show from ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Malaysia and Philippines
o Leading brands in Thailand from Saha Group, Street Fashion Runway fashion show, DesignersвЂ™ Room, Kai, Micheal Angelo, Ethnic Thai and SC&F
вЂў Congresses and Seminars such as Asian Designer Congress, Trend Fashion 2011/12 seminar by WGSN and Thailand Designer Club project
вЂў Exhibitions such as ASEAN Pavilion and Japan Pavilion, DesignersвЂ™ Room, Thai Tex Trend (T3) and Fashion Network: For US Market
вЂў вЂњBusiness MatchingвЂќ 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).