NONTHABURI, Aug 15 – A trade fair to showcase Thai products is being held this weekend to mark Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday on Aug 12 and as a platform for local producers and buyers to make better connections.
Deputy Commerce Minister Poom Sarapol said at the opening of the event that this year is the auspicious year of Her Majesty’s 80th birthday.
As HM the Queen has always supported Thai handicrafts, one highlight activity includes an exhibition in her honour for her roles in preserving and promoting Thai handicrafts and Thai silks.
The fair showcases goods with high demand in foreign markets such as food products, beverages, furniture and beauty and health products.
Demonstrations of local cloth weaving, wickerwork and Thai music concerts by young Thai musicians have been organised.
It is expected that the fair will attract more than 100,000 foreign and Thai visitors including a hundred major buyers and importers from neighbouring countries.
Over Bt1.2 billion is likely to be circulated at the event.
The fair is also a platform for direct trade negotiation between Thai local producers and buyers and importers.
The fair is being held Aug 15-19 at IMPACT exhibition and convention centre in suburban Bangkok.