Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS)

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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is pleased to invite Hawaii product manufacturers to exhibit at the 2024 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) from September 4-6, 2024, in the Hawaii Pavilion, Tokyo, Japan.

DBEDT is excited about bringing Hawai‘i companies to showcase products from Hawai‘i. TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan with about 3,000 exhibitors, including more than 2,000 Japanese, and over 300 representing 16 countires (data from February 2024 show). Show organizers anticipate more than 200,000 buyers, wholesalers, and distributors to attend the three-day trade show.

2024 TIGS Official Website: Tokyo Gift Show | Japan’s Largest Lifestyle & Gift Trade Show

Venue Information

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

Show Highlights

  • Meet diverse buyers, importers, distributors. Over 200,000 buyers are expected to attend
  • Test or launch new products and services
  • Network and build relationships with decision makers
  • Up-sell existing clients
  • Contact new prospects and general leads
  • Reach the competition and develop ways to distinguish your products and services
  • Promote your brand and maximize market exposure
  • Develop your database to strengthen your overall sales and marketing program
  • 45 Hawaii companies participated in 2023
2022 TIGS

Hawaii Pavilion Booth Plan

  • Early Bird Registration – Register and pay by May 3, 2024
    • Cost for a Full Booth (approx. 3m x 3m) is $1,000.00.
    • Cost for a Shared Half-Booth is $500.00.
  • Register and pay after May 3, 2024.
    • Cost for a Full Booth (approx. 3m x 3m) is $1,500.00.
    • Cost for a Shared Half-Booth is $750.00.
  • For Shared Half-Booths, only two (2) companies will be allowed per booth.
  • Booth fees will include back panel and walls, standardized company overhead sign, carpeting, and 2 overhead spotlights. Costs for all other fixtures, display counters, etc. will be the exhibitor’s responsibility.

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Tokyo International Gift Show. We are pleased to announce that all available slots for this year’s application have been filled. We encourage you to consider applying for the 2025 when the application opens in next year. We appreciate your interest and look forward to receiving your application next year.

Do the following:

  1. Complete 2024 HiSTEP Registration. This must be completed annually if you have not yet registered for the 2024 HiSTEP program.
  2. Complete the 2024 TIGS Application.
    1. Early Bird Registration – Register and pay by May 3, 2024, Friday.
    2. Registration Deadline by May 17, 2024, Friday.
  3. Mail in a check for Full Booth, or Half Booth for the booth fee.
    • Early Bird Registration – Register and pay by May 3, 2024 (Friday):
      • $1,000.00 (Full Booth) / $500.00 (Half Booth)
    • Register and pay after May 3, 2024:
      • $1,500.00 (Full Booth) / $750.00 (Half Booth)
    • Payment due no later than May 31, 2024 (Friday)
    • Make check payable to: State of Hawaii/DBEDT
    • Mailing address:
      • Mr. Dennis T. Ling

        DBEDT/Business Development and Support Division
        P.O. Box 2359
        Honolulu, HI  96804

Deadline to Apply for 2024 TIGSFriday, May 17, 2024
Payment Due No Later ThanFriday, May 31, 2024

Exhibitors Information Page:

  • Coming Up


Contact Marlene Hiraoka at (808)587-2758; email:


HiSTEP Program Information

Go to the HiSTEP page to learn more about the HiSTEP program.

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration

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