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 2023 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) from September 6-8, 2023, 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, across more than 45 categories. Show organizers anticipate more than 200,000 buyers, wholesalers, and distributors to attend the three-day trade show.

2023 TIGS Official Website: Tokyo Gift Show | Japan’s Largest Lifestyle & Gift Trade Show

Venue Information

Tokyo Big Sight Venue, 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
  • Almost 60 Hawaii companies participated in 2019
2022 TIGS

Hawaii Pavilion Booth Plan

  • Early Bird Registration – Register and pay by May 5, 2023
    • 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 5, 2023.
    • 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

Do the following by May 19, 2023:

  1. Complete 2023 HiSTEP Registration. This must be completed annually if you have not yet registered the 2023 HiSTEP program.
  2. Complete the 2023 TIGS Application.
    1. (Early Bird Registration – till May 5, 2023, Friday. Registration Deadline by May 19, 2023, Friday)
  3. Mail in a check for Full Booth, or Half Booth for the booth fee.
    • Application and payment received by:
      • May 5, 2023 (Friday) – $1,000.00 (Full Booth) / $500.00 (Half Booth)
      • After May 5, 2023 – $1,500.00 (Full Booth) / $750.00 (Half Booth)
    • Paymenbt due no later than June 2, 2023 (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 2023 TIGS – Friday, May 19, 2023

Payment Due No Later Than – Friday, June 2, 2023

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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