Tokyo International Gift Show
The trade show is the largest international trade show in Japan featuring exhibits promoting personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories. The show was established in 1967 and is held twice a year in the Spring and Autumn at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight). The show is supported by the U.S. Commercial Service and draws 2,500 companies in 4,100 booths.
About the Hawaii Pavilion
DBEDT organized an island of 20 booths for up to 40 Hawaii companies to create a Hawaii Pavilion. The Hawaii Pavilion was located in the East Hall of the Tokyo International Exhibition Center. DBEDT identified and contracted with a decorator to design the Hawaii Pavilion with a theme representing a Hawaiian sense of place. Companies were responsible for setting up and decorating their area with their sample displays in keeping with the theme. Japanese interpreters assist companies during show hours.
Participant eligibility requirements
For purposes of implementing this program, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) operationally defines the term ‘eligible small business concern,’ as an entity that:
- Complies with SBA size standards found at 13 C.F.R. Part 121
- Has been in business for not less than the 1-year period ending on the date on which assistance is provided under a STEP grant
- Is operating profitably, based on operations in the United States
- Has demonstrated understanding of the costs associated with exporting and doing business with foreign purchasers, including the costs of freight forwarding, customs brokers, packing and shipping
- Has in effect a strategic plan for exporting
Go to our events page to find details about the next Tokyo International Gift Show.