Thais send expo invitation

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The Thai Embassy in Cambodia is to call on Cambodian businessmen, companies, traders and investors to participate in the biggest international trade fair to be held at Bangkok.

Jirawuth Suwanna-arj, minister counsellor at the embassy office of commercial affairs said the Style fair would run from October 17 to 21 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

Trade days will run from October 17 to 19 with public retail days from October 20 to 21.

Mr Jirawuth said the expo is estimated to attract more than 1,000 companies and 2,100 exhibition booths.

Most visitors are importers, manufacturers, trading companies, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, boutiques, fashion showrooms, department stores, buying agents, designers, concept store buyers and people involved in property projects.

“Through this expo, we hope that Cambodia businessmen will find the right partners to do business with or be agents of Thai or other foreign product as it is a huge event in Thailand,” he said.

“Cambodians interested in this expo can contact the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh from now on, so that we can facilitate their participation,” Mr Jirawuth said.

“This trade fair is an opportunity to gather the traders, companies and we will invite guests from around the world to visit the expo.”

The Style fair is a joint event incorporating Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair, Bangkok International Gift Fair, Bangkok International Housewares, and Thailand International Furniture Fair.

Thailand’s department of international trade promotion director-general Malee Choklumlerd said the exhibition would showcase fashion products such as garments, costumes and accessories for different occasions, textiles and silk, leather goods, raw materials, printing and chemical supplies used in fashion industry.

Household goods and home decoration sections would have items such as gifts, premiums, home decoration items, home textile, handicrafts, aroma products, toys, artificial flowers and plants, and more. Also included are furniture products and its spare parts, interior design decoration items and related products.

Both the Thai and Cambodian governments are committed to building a favourable business and investment climate and aim to expand trade to achieve the target of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha’s pledge of $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020.

Business-matching or expositions in Cambodia or Thailand will be the target for pushing more investment, Mr Jirawuth said.

Trade between Cambodia and Thailand increased by about 10 percent in the first half of the year to $2.9 billion, up from $2.6 billion in the same period last year.

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