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Vast scope for Asean apparel makers at BIFF & BIL 2013
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Nov '12
Fashion and leather industrial leaders expressed their confidence that Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair 2013 (BIFF&BIL 2013) will provide great opportunities for Thai and ASEAN manufacturers to emerge into the global trade scene. The event, promising to be filled with a complete range of products from Thailand and the ASEAN countries, will be held during March 13-17, 2013 at Challenger 1-2, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani.

Organized under the theme of "Rhythm of ASEAN", BIFF&BIL 2013 will be a gathering of fashion and leather business from downstream to upstream industries and will see a synergy of designers from Thailand, ASEAN countries, and other countries across the world to create a phenomenon with the uniqueness and full of creativity.

Mr. Sukij Kongpiyajarn, President of the Thai Garment Manufacturers Association said, "Garment and textile industries have generated high revenue, amounting over hundred billion baht to the country, while Thai leather goods is also an essential part of the overall revenue."

"BIFF&BIL will make the world experience the quality and unique design of Thai fashion products. Although this is not a global fair, we can say that this is the best and the 'must-go' fair, full of good products that attract a lot of people throughout the region. So, Thai entrepreneurs need to be well-prepared to show the world their full capacity."

Dr. Nauvarat Songswaddichai, President of the Thai Leather Goods Association revealed, "Thai Leather Goods Association has played a key role in organizing BIFF&BIL during the past years. We are willing to join hands with the Department of International Trade Promotion to run the Fashion Trend workshop to update entrepreneurs and students in fashion fields about the world's latest design and color trends."

Assistant Professor Anothai Chonchartpinyo, a fashion guru, pointed out on the current situation of Thai fashion industry that "BIFF&BIL will be a center of all varieties of fashion products that will create a word-of-mouth effect to attract more and more fashion enthusiasts. Highlight will be the design innovation supported by the Department of International Trade Promotion. Brand's owners will pass the workshop where they are well-trained and encouraged to discover their inner ability and express it out in their own fashion show. Look Book is also instrumental to actuate pre-orders. And after that, they will grow strong on the right track."

Last but not least, Mr. Chanin Jitkomut, President of the Thai Footwear Association said, "BIFF&BIL 2013 is a significant event for footwear industry because it will showcase all aspects in the business not only to overseas buyers but also to the local public, or even students. Everyone should not miss this fair, and all the concerned parties should work together to make BIFF&BIL a well-known event in the world fashion calendar."

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