The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand launched the THAIFEX – Virtual Trade Show (THAIFEX-VTS) via www.thaifex-vts.com, highlighting its potential as a platform of the future. It offers both the format and the functions that meet the requirements of buyers and sellers. The platform is also intended to enhance business matchmaking potentials and elevate Thailand to become the center of the world-class food and beverage trade show. The THAIFEX – VTS, which offers Virtual – Online Business Matching (OBM) between global buyers and Thai exhibitors, runs from September 29 to October 3 and welcomes 1,433 online registrants who are buyers / importers from 99 countries and 368 Thai trade operators / exporters. companies.
Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Commerce said that THAIFEX-VTS serves as a key catalyst for Thai food and beverage operators to successfully match with their target buyers and as the platform. online form of the future that can unlock the full potential for business matchmaking. This VTS is also helping to create a myriad of business opportunities for Thai business operators affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
âVirtual salon like this is the upward trend of the new phase of the salon after pandemic or after COVID-19 is gone. In addition, THAIFEX-VTS has demonstrated that Thailand has become the center of the world-class food and beverage trade show, âJurin revealed.
For this THAIFEX-VTS year, DITP has extended the format and functionality of the platform www.thaifex-vts.com become modern and user-friendly, offering a variety of interesting services that meet the demands of buyers and sellers. The THAIFEX-VTS platform is compatible with multiple devices, from PCs, laptops, tablets to mobile phones. Meanwhile, the business match can accommodate more than 4 participants in one room, allowing interpreters, decision makers and others to join. The platform also includes a web board that serves as a buy / sell bulletin and provides contact details for exhibitors as well as a system that can recommend a product / company profile to users based on their choices during registration. .
Besides the main event of Virtual – Online Business Matching (V-OBM), this year THAIFEX – VTS offers a wide range of activities such as the product showcase designed on the theme of the City of Food Products, divided into zones for different keys. product categories. Using virtual tour technology, attendees can enjoy virtual exhibition booths from 368 exhibitors that offer 360-degree product views, as well as product listings, key information, flyers, and video clips, such as if they visited the physical exhibit for 24 hours. This platform allows attendees to view events live through the food amphitheater, while allowing exhibitors to live stream their product launches and activities. Online registrants can connect with Thai exhibitors to learn more about the products or make an appointment for an online business matching video calls during the days of the event or send messages via live chat 24 hours a day.
âAs the COVID-19 pandemic begins to abate in many countries, the demand for food in the global market tends to increase dramatically. With high product quality and preventative measures in place throughout the food export manufacturing process to ensure the safety of COVID-19 and maintain the confidence of buyers and importers, Thai food would certainly be in high demand in the market. global. So we are confident that this THAIFEX-VTS will bring huge success to the Thai food industry and further boost its continued growth. It is assumed that THAIFEX-VTS alone would generate a business value of 830 million baht as targeted, âJurin said.
Those interested in the restaurant business can learn more about THAIFEX – VTS or contact the Department for the Promotion of International Trade (DITP) for further information by phone at 1169 or www.ditp.go.th.