60 Hawaii Companies Selected for Tokyo International Gift Show

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 in Exporting, HiSTEP, News, TIGS, Tokyo International Gift Show

2015 Hawaii Pavilion

2016 marks the fifth consecutive year that DBEDT has organized a Hawaii Pavilion at the Tokyo International Gift Show, to be held September 7 – 9, 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight. This is the largest international trade show in Japan, drawing 200,000 buyers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers to meet exhibitors at over 4,500 booths spread out over Tokyo Big Sight exhibition area. The gift show is an excellent opportunity for Hawaii companies that are interested in exporting their products to Japan where Hawaii has a very strong brand identity. This year, DBEDT has recruited 60 Hawaii companies to fill 28 booths that make up the Hawaii Pavilion.

The Show is a B2B platform, so Hawaii companies looking to export their products to Japan will showcase their Hawaii made products to over 200,000 buyers over the course of the three day trade show. While we invite many buyers, several will visit the gift show and stop by the Hawaii Pavilion to check out the diverse range of products our exhibitors have to offer.

This trade show is important for export-ready Hawaii companies because the Tokyo International Gift Show is one of several trade shows that DBEDT has identified as that could help Hawaii companies interested in marketing their products outside of the state. With Hawaii’s strong brand with Japanese and their culture of gift giving, we felt it made sense for Hawaii’s companies to target the Japanese market.

While this year’s Hawaii Pavilion has been sold out since May, it’s not too early for Hawaii companies to consider participating in next year’s show.

For more information, please contact: Milton Kwock at 808-587-2759 or milton.kwock@hawaii.gov.

Visit the Tokyo International Gift Show’s website at: www.giftshow.co.jp/english.

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2015 Tokyo International Gift Show