Tokyo International Gift Show

Apply now for the 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show!

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 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) from September 4-7, 2018, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan.

Venue Information

Tokyo Big Sight
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Tokyo, Japan 135-0063

Show Highlights

  • Meet diverse buyers, importers, distributors. Over 400,000 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

Click through photos from the 2017 TIGS Flickr Album:

2017 Tokyo International Gift Show

Booth Plan

  • Booth fees will include back panel, walls for display or shelving, standardized company overhead sign, carpeting, 2 chairs and 2 display counters for a Full Booth and 1 chair and 1 display counter for a Half Booth
  • Booth Display Counter Dimensions:  w 39.97 inches x h 35.4 inches x d 27.5 inches (with hollow back for storage)
  • Spotlight

Additional charges will be assessed for the following:

  • Additional display table(s)
  • Shelving
  • Additional chairs
  • Garment rack
  • Glass Showcase

Application Process

Do the following by March 23, 2018:

  1. If you haven’t already, complete the 2018 HiSTEP Application
  2. Complete the 2018 TIGS Application
  3. Mail in a check to pay for the booth
    • 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

Other notes:

  • Deadline to withdraw from participation: May 31, 2018. No refunds will be approved after this date.
  • Fixture and other special requests will be coordinated between June and August 2018.


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


HiSTEP Program Information

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