FAQs

A. GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

A1. What is BIG&BIH all about?
BIG&BIH is an international trade show in gifts, household products and finely designed lifestyle goods. The dual fair is held bi-yearly in April and October by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce.

A2. When is the fair opened?
One of the key objectives of BIG+BIH April is to show potential buyers from within the country and beyond, the unique design and manufacturing capabilities of Thai professionals. Thai lifestyle products are highly regarded for distinctive styles, superior quality and attention to details, as well as, a vast variety of raw materials to choose from. In addition, Thai designers work hard to add values to their products at all times by introducing innovative ideas and technologies. At this event, these local manufacturers will has a chance to establish trade connections with potential partners and distributors in new markets. The fair is held on April 17-22, 2012 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand. The first four days, April 17-20, are opened for trade visitors only during 10.00-18.00hrs. The last two days, April 21st and 22nd which fall during a weekend, the fair is open to public and open between 10.00-21.00hrs.

A3. What is new at the fair this year?
This year’s theme “Heart of Design & Lifestyle, Showcase of Asian” represents the uniqueness of product showcases at the fair; a mixture of the beauty of the East and the charm of the West.

A4. What will be shown at the fair?
The fair features a vast variety of world-class quality products of contemporary designs in eight categories
+ Artificial Flowers/Plants and Potpourri
+ Christmas Decorative Items and Candles
+ Gift, Decorative Items and handicrafts
+ Home Textile and Fabric Decorative Items
+ Household Products
+ Toys and Games
+ Stationery
+ Others

 

B. VISITOR’S INFORMATION

 

B1. Do I need to pre-register to attend as a visitor?
If you plan to attend the fair during trade days, we strongly encourage you to pre-register on our website to avoid long queue at the fair entrance. However, walk-in visitors with business identifications can also register directly at the fair.

B2. How much does it cost to attend the fair?
There is no admission fee to attend the fair.

B3. Who can attend?
Anyone in gifts, premiums, home decoration, housewares industries and related business can attend the fair during trade days. However, it requires either pre-registration or on-site registration with no admission fee. On public days, all interested persons are welcome, no registration required.

B4. Can I take photographs in the exhibit halls?
Neither photograph nor Video taking is allowed at the fair. Only persons with press badge can take photograph.

B5. Can we buy goods at the fair?
Sales of items are not allowed during the trade days which are reserved for business deals only. However, exhibitors may sell samples or inventory goods during public days.

B6. Do you have the list of participating exhibitors of BIG+BIH April 2012?
List of exhibitors and their products profiles are available on the fair official website: http://www.bigandbih.com/apr/exhibitor-list/. You may view the exhibiting companies and their products information through this virtual trade show on internet in order to make pre-appointment for business talks. The listing will be more comprehensive when the fair is approaching.

 

C. EXHIBITOR’S INFORMATION

 

C1. Who are your visitors?
Multi-national buyers, importers, manufacturers, traders, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, sale agents, department stores and retail outlets are targeted visitors. This year, we expect around 120,000 visitors to attend this six-days-long event. Among those, 17,000 will be from overseas – mainly U.S.A, Japan, ASEAN countries, and the EU.

C2. Can overseas manufacturers exhibit at BIG+BIH?

Yes, overseas exhibitors are welcome to participate in the fair. Please download the application form at http://www.bigandbih.com/apr/application-form-for-exhibitor/ and submit it to DITP, along with the payment and required information.

C3. How can I get the information of all rules & regulations for exhibitors?
You can get detailed information of the rules & regulations from the fair’s website