Hawaii Companies report $4 Million in Projected Sales at the 2013 Tokyo International Gift Show

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Exporting, International Relations, News

Tokyo International Gift ShowHawaii exhibitors reported increased sales at the 2013 Tokyo International Gift Show.

The Hawaii Pavilion was a feast for the senses as 42 Hawaii companies showcased their attractive Hawaii made products to over 200,000 industry buyers in last September’s Tokyo International Gift Show. The Hawaii Pavilion was organized by DBEDT, with funding support from a U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Export Promotion grant.

DBEDT recruited Hawaii companies interested in expanding their market reach into Japan and Asia. Building on Japan’s fondness for authentic Hawaii-made products, exhibitors reported $4 million in projected export sales. The Tokyo International Gift Show is the largest international trade show in Japan featuring exhibitors from over 20 countries promoting gifts and the latest in consumer goods and decorative accessories.

DBEDT plans to participate in this September’s Tokyo International Gift Show which takes place from September 3-5, 2014. Companies interested in participating can contact Milton Kwock at 808-587-2759 or by email at milton.kwock@hawaii.gov.