(BANGKOK) – The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) will organize “BGJF Special Edition – On Ground to Online Exhibition”, a fully online gems and jewelry exhibition via www.bkkgems-vts.com November 2-4, 2020.
This innovative online jewelry fair will replace the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, which the DITP has postponed until February 23-27, 2021. The physical fair will be held at Impact Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok.
Director General of DITP, Mr. Somdet Susomboon explained that while Thailand has been successful in controlling COVID-19, many other countries continue to battle with the pandemic. As a result, international travel is extremely difficult or non-existent, causing a great deal of harm to Thailand’s renowned gems and jewelry business.
In order to increase sales channels and the competitive capability of Thai jewelry enterprises, as well as to promote Thailand as the “world’s jewelry hub”, DITP will host the BGJF Special Edition – On Ground to Online Exhibition to help reduce restrictions on trade for Thai gems and jewelry enterprises.
“It will be Asia’s most comprehensive online jewelry exhibition,” Mr. Somdet said. “At DITP, we believe it will receive positive feedback from buyers and foreign importers, who will be able to conduct business negotiations with Thai and international jewelry traders.”
Somdet expects the exhibition to attract 50,000 online visitors via www.bkkgems-vts.com.
The exhibition will include:
- Special Exhibition Zone. More than 600 Thai and foreign entrepreneurs will exhibit their products, allowing buyers and importers to view gemstones and jewelry products online.
- Online Business Matching via chat, phone or video call via a secure system. Gems and jewelry entrepreneurs will be able to schedule appointments in advance, and conduct online business negotiations from their company or at the Business Matching Station at DITP offices located on Ratchada Road, Bangkok.
- Special Activities include the virtual opening ceremony on November 2 via www.bkkgems-vts.com, online conference on topics related to the gems and jewelry industry to educate entrepreneurs on market trends, seminars from experts and networking activities.