The Thailand Trade Show 2014 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and department of international trade promotion (DITP), ministry of commerce, Royal Thai government, started off at Himachal Bhawan in Sector 28 on Wednesday.
Visitors trying on products at the Thailand Trade Show 2014 on at the Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Sarvjit Singh, finance secretary, Chandigarh, and Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, minister, Royal Thai Embassy, formally inaugurated the fiveday fair.
While inaugurating the show, Singh said, “The people of tricity have really welcomed the Thailand show and are attracted to their amazing products immensely; it is obvious from the huge response that the show has evoked even on the morning of a working day in the middle of the week. Such fairs lead to rapid rise in the trade and cultural cooperation between various countries as also boost in economic ties.”
Chaiyindeepum shared that the trade and cultural ties between India and Thailand were growing particularly through the ASEAN community. “Around 1 million Indians visited Thailand in 2013-14, majorly from Punjab region. All stalls attracted huge crowds on the first day of the fair itself. The show brings a huge array of products for tricity residents. Ranging from ` 100 to 3 lakh, this show has something for every member of your family in its kitty,” he added.
The business to consumer (B2C) show has around 30 Thai companies exhibiting in around 35 stalls, with a special stall of Thai Airways and Tourism.
The trade show is open from 10am to 8pm from September 17 to 21 at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28.