Mini Thailand Week 2020 Showcases Vibrant Thai Culture

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) under Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, through the Thai Trade Center in Manila, has brought together Thai firms and trade businesses for this year’s edition of Mini Thailand Week. The event, which was held last March 5-8, 2020 at the SMX Convention Center, Hall 4, showcased Thai culture and highlight a variety of world-class Thai products — from food and beverage, cosmetics, gems and jewelry, garments, and home decoration to pet products. Over 100 Thai and Philippine businesses will participate in the event.

Mini Thailand Week 2020 officially opened last March 5, 2020 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines. The VVIP during the ribbon cutting ceremony  from (L-R) MS. ROSVI C. GAETOS, Assistant Secretary Trade & Investments Promotions Group Department of Trade of Industry; H.E. VASIN RUANGPRATEEPSAENG, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines; HON. IMEE R. MARCOS – Senator, Senate of the Philippines; MR. EUSEBIO TANCO, Chairman Philippines-Thailand Business Council; MS. JANTHANA CHOTIMUNEE, Director of Thai Trade Center in Manila and MS. PEGGY ANGELES, Executive Vice President, SM Hotels & Conventions Corporation

Mini Thailand Week, an event that blends culture and trade, has been organized in the Philippines for over a decade, and is always well received by Filipinos and foreigners living in the Philippines. For visitors, it’s an opportunity to appreciate and learn more about Thai culture and its organic, environmentally friendly, and quality products. The event will have cooking demos from restaurants with Thai Select Certificates in Manila — a certification awarded by DITP to Thai restaurants all over the world that recognizes quality food and authentic Thai hospitality. Visitors can sample dishes made by Thai chefs.

 (L-R) MS. JANTHANA CHOTIMUNEE, Director of Thai Trade Center in Manila; HON. IMEE R. MARCOS – Senator, Senate of the Philippines and  H.E. VASIN RUANGPRATEEPSAENG, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines

Mini Thailand Week also serves as an opportunity for Thai businesses to find their niche in the country and learn more about the Philippine market and its various consumer palettes. The event is also a reaffirmation of the flourishing 70-year friendship between the countries, with bilateral merchandise trade from 2014 to 2018 growing at an average of 16.54%, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority. In 2018, total bilateral trade reached $10.32 billion, and Thailand is 7th among the Philippines’ top export markets.

The Key Persons During the Event's Opening

The opening show is 5 regions dancing of Thailand - The series of Thai local performance showing the outstanding and distinctive identities of 5 regions in Thailand which reflect the local uniqueness of each region.

“This is our 12th year holding Mini Thailand Week in the Philippines and we are always amazed by the warm response Filipinos have over this event” said Ms. Janthana Chotimunee, Director of the Thai Trade Center Manila, one of the main organizers of the event. “Our Thai exhibitors who are optimistic about the prospects of doing business in the Philippines and expanding their market will experience genuine demand and interest for their products. Business matching is our key element to ensure that our exhibitors create the right linkages with Filipino buyers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Mini Thailand Week will also be a platform to further strengthen the bilateral trade between Thailand and the Philippines.”

For more information, contact Thai Trade Center in Manila, at tel nos. 88940406; 88940403, email at thaicommnl@ymail.com or fax at 88160698.


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