BANGKOK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next year's first quarter will see a truly exciting fashion event in ASEAN as the Bangkok International Fashion Fair (BIFF) and Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIL) will again be organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with Thailand's fashion and leather industries during March 13-17, 2013 at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani.
ASEAN is a major production base for world fashion & leather goods trade. And with the coming of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, it will become a single market of 600 million population of 10 countries. Strategically located as ASEAN hub with 67 million population, Thailand is renowned for its established textile, apparel and leather goods manufacturing sectors from upstream to downstream industries. With huge manufacturing potential, products from Thailand are well-known for its high quality standards which exceed buyer's requirement and satisfaction.
Conceptualized with the theme of "Rhythm of ASEAN", BIFF&BIL 2013 will highlight the skills and potential of ASEAN fashion, textile, apparel and leather industries with new designs and styles from regional designers and develop further cooperation between ASEAN countries in enhancing the region's strength in these industries, thereby establishing a unity of regional market as part of the AEC. It is also an opportunity for regional designers to unite their full strength to express the culture and heritage that is uniquely ASEAN.
Following the overwhelming success of the last fair, BIFF&BIL 2013 promises even greater excitements bringing together more than 1,100 booths of high quality fashion, textile, apparel and leather products from more than 700 leading local and international companies.
Catering to the needs of exhibitors and visitors alike, BIFF&BIL 2013 is organized under the fair-in-fair concept which allows visitors to browse through the fair conveniently according to their interests.
The exhibition zones include:
- Leather Goods
- Fashion Accessories
- Brand Preference
- Pick and Pay
- Material & Tannery
- Clothing Accessories
- OTOP/Thai Exotic
Featuring a range of exciting activities such as Seminar with Trendsetters, Designers' Room, Trend Forum, Japan Connect, Thai Tex Trend, fashion network, fashion shows from Thai and ASEAN designers and many more, BIFF&BIL 2013 will keep visitors up to date with the hottest trends in the global fashion scene.
With a strong following since its inception 23 years ago, BIFF&BIL is now regarded as ASEAN's foremost sourcing and networking platform for fashion trade professionals. Whether for sourcing, business networking or to obtain new leads, BIFF&BIL 2013 definitely promises an outstanding trade event for manufacturers, traders and buyers from around the globe. And with an impressive list of importers, retailers, wholesalers, agents, designers and distributors from key and emerging markets, BIFF&BIL 2013 is set to be a golden opportunities for all exhibitors.
Trade days are from March 13-15, and public days are March 16 and 17, 2013.
Interested trade companies, which would like to participate in BIFF&BIL 2013, please visit: www.biffandbil.com and www.thaitradefair.com or call: +66 2 507 8410, +66 2 507 8367 to 71 for booth reservation and further information.
The Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok International Leather Fair, now popularly known as "BIFF&BIL", is a fashion trade fair for apparel, textile, fashion accessories and leather goods. The yearly extravaganza is organized by Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government.
With the aim of promoting Thai fashion products, from upstream to downstream, to the world, 'BIFF' initially started out as the "Bangkok Ready-To-Wear Fair"when it was first held in 1989, while 'BIL' first made its debut as the "Bangkok Leather Fair" in 1992. With international and ASEAN countries cooperation, the two fairs have been held jointly since 2004, and have become the ASEAN platform for ASEAN fashion.
BIFF&BIL 2013 will be held in Challenger 1 and 2 at IMPACT,Muang Thong Thani during March 13-17, 2013. Trade days will start from March 13 to 15, and public days will be from March 16 to 17.
BIFF&BIL 2013 will bring together more than 1,100 fashion, textile, apparel and leather exhibitors, offering everything from the latest upstream materials to new inspiring downstream finished products. BIFF&BIL is a place where you can indulge in the sights and textures of ASEAN's most distinguished designers and materials.
BIFF&BIL is also an international trading platform that aims to showcase and promote a full range of products and services as well as create a venue for networking and sourcing. In addition, to product exhibitions, BIFF&BIL 2013 will also be host to a range of trade presentations, seminars and workshops for fashion professionals.
Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government
44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Rd., Amphur Muang, Nonthaburi11000, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 507 8410, 507 8367 to 71
Fax: +66 2 2547 4283
Website: www.biffandbil.com, www.ditp.go.th, www.thaitradefair.com
TTIS Co., Ltd.
Contact: Ms. Oraphan Aroonpheng
Tel: +662 718 8950 EXT. 209
Fax: +662 718 8951
SOURCE Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)