Crowds expected at Thailand’s Organic and Natural Expo 2014

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BANGKOK, July 16 — The Commerce Ministry is offering this year’s Organic and Natural Expo 2014 to promote Thailand’s organic products and services, as well as creating the biggest platform for showcasing the country’d natural products. 

The ministry is expecting at least 50,000 visitors to attend the event.

Commerce Ministry spokesman Boonyarit Kalayanamit said the expo will be held next week, July 24-27. at Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, where over 200 booths have been registered to exhibit organic and natural products and services, including rice, processed foods, herbs, cosmetics, clothing, spa services and hotels.

The event will also provide a stage for the exchange of experiences of organic farming, from the beginning with the producer to when the products reach the hands of consumers, as well as for suggestions and ideas of how to create an image branding for Thai organic products for them to become more popular among international markets.

The spokesman said the ministry expects more than 50,000 people to visit the expo, and that it will create income of over Bt15 million.

Besides, he said the world organic food market is worth around US$64 billion–Bt2 trillion–with the United States possessing the highest number of organic product consumers.

At the same time, more international markets have become interested in consuming organic products, especially China, hiking the demands for organic food and services.

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