TGJTA Confirmed... We are Prepared and Ready to Take Next Year’s BGJF49 Event to Even Greater Heights

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Ninety-Six percent of visitors to BGJF49 have confirmed they will buy more from Thailand.

Mr. Somchai Phornchindarak, President of TGJTA, added that the Thai Gems and Jewelry Industry is committed to stepping up as major supporters to ensure that Thailand’s exports remain as high as possible.

The Thai Gem And Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) http://www.thaigemjewelry.or.th has issued the following statement: “The Thai Gems and Jewelry Industry has been most fortunate in avoiding major impacts from the current flooding that has struck several central Thai provinces. Although some parts of Bangkok have been affected, we have been very fortunate the past several weeks,” The major manufacturing base of Thai Gems and Jewelry Industry is located in inner Bangkok and eastern provinces such as Chanthaburi, which today remain completed unaffected by floods.

TGJTA wants all prospective International Exhibitors and Visitors to the upcoming 49th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) not to be deterred by flooding in other districts. The BGJF Organizing Committee has ushered in preparations. We are confident that all facilities will be more than ready to receive International Exhibitors and Visitors at the fair in February 2012.

Mr. Somchai Phornchindarak, President of the TGJTA, states, “Unlike several other industries and industrial estates, the Thai Gems and Jewelry Industry is overall very fortunate to have been unaffected by the floods. The IMPACT Exhibition Center, venue of the bi-annual BGJF as well as the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, are fully operational. Both areas are untouched by the flooding.”

He also added that the Thai Gems and Jewelry Industry is committed to stepping up as major supporters during this difficult time ensuring that Thailand’s exports remain as high as possible.

Mr. Wisut Ittipornvanich, CEO of the BGJF, further assured foreign buyers and exhibitors that the TGJTA is adding extra effort to ensure BGJF49 is more ready than ever.

“As flood problems pose several challenges for us, we have asserted our greatest effort in preparing for the BGJF49 and I am happy to report that fair readiness is now more than 60% complete,” stated Mr. Wisut.

As the BGJF is held twice a year, the TGJTA is very experienced in preparing for every fair. Urgent meetings have been held with all important components of the exhibition center including security, logistics and airport customs,” explained Mr. Wisut.

BGJF49 is scheduled to be held from February 9 to 13, 2012 at the Challenger Hall of IMPACT exhibition center, Thailand’s largest exhibition center. Currently, preregistration is available and the TGJTA is ready to provide all possible assistance to International Exhibitors and Visitors.

Ninety-Six percent of visitors to BGJF49 have confirmed they will buy more from Thailand
According to direct mail and telephone surveys to many previous visitors of BGJF49; ninety-six percent of buyers would like to buy the same or more Gems & Jewelry from Thailand. These buyers also stated that Thailand offers good quality, wide varieties of designs and competitive prices of Gems & Jewelry.

Business Matching Services favored by BGJF visitors
Sixty-four buyers who used Business Matching Service were surveyed in BGJF48 and were completely satisfied with the service. These buyers purchased Gems & Jewelry from Thailand within the range of US $30,000 to US $2 million from their sourcing trip to Thailand. This service is also open to buyers who plan to attend BGJF49. Please register for this service here http://tinyurl.com/7rj3233.

If a buyer would like to register as a visitor to this fair, please go to http://tinyurl.com/7ebhb7t and he/she will immediately get Official Registration Number to present upon entrance!

Visitors can also take free shuttle buses from major city locations.

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