Showcasing a slice of Thailand in Malaysia

9th Edition Mini Thailand Week returns,
coinciding with 60th year of Thai-Malaysian diplomatic ties

Petaling Jaya, 7 July 2017 – Calling traders, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts for all things Thai: Mini Thailand Week 2017 is back to Malaysian shores for the 9th year running, aiming to impress and delight visitors with an exciting array of premier Thai products and cultural activities!

Launched in 2009, Mini Thailand Week is organised by the Department of International Trade Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. It is a highly anticipated annual exhibition, serving primarily as a trading platform for Malaysian and Thai entrepreneurs to interact, transact, as well as forge new partnerships and collaborations. Since its initiation, Mini Thailand Week has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to its booths each year; facilitating numerous business leads and sales, whilst increasing awareness and appreciation of Thailand’s rich culture and tradition amongst Malaysians.

“Last year alone, Mini Thailand Week has attracted about 20,000 people to the event. This year, we aim to surpass those figures to attract 25,000 people to Mini Thailand Week, and generate at least 140 business matching transactions in our signature Business Matching Sessions. To achieve this, we have added to this year’s list of exhibitors specifically selected Thai companies with products that fulfil certain standards and requirements by our partners in Malaysia. Amongst others, this includes F&B items that has halal certification, which will enable these businesses to reach a wider group of consumers,” stated Director Patcha Wutipan Minister Councellor (Commercial) Royal Thai Embassy.

Speaking on the event, His Excellency Damrong Kraikruan, Royal Thai Ambassador to Malaysia said, “Thailand and Malaysia has long enjoyed a fruitful relationship. In fact, this marks the 60th year of diplomatic ties between our two nations — that’s 60 years of mutual commitment and cooperation in enhancing multiple sectors and industries in our countries, particularly in bilateral trade. In that, Mini Thailand Week remains a crucial platform to sustain Thai-Malaysian trade relations and bring it to yet another level. Here, both Thai and Malaysian traders and entrepreneurs can look forward to establishing new businesses and forge closer ties in their trade circles; all with a common objective of exploring opportunities and maximising business potential.”

Themed “Urban Lifestyle”, all 28 participating companies at Mini Thailand Week 2017 will showcase a wide range of Thai premier lifestyle products, which includes home ware and home decorative items, food and beverage products, as well as health and wellness items. On top of the Business Matching Sessions, the event will also feature unique cultural activities to further acquaint visitors to the Thai way of life. This includes a wooden art board painting demonstration by Tanupon En-On, a Thai artist renowned for his mastery of the E-Sarn murals technique in vibrant acrylic colours on canvas paintings. Interested visitors could purchase a blank wooden board for RM20, where they will receive guidance from the artist himself on how to paint using the technique. Those who post a picture of their finished artwork on the Mini Thailand Week Facebook page with the hashtag #minithailandweek2017 will receive a special gift from the organiser.

“This is only a small taste of what is to come in Mini Thailand Week 2017. I hope that visitors will take advantage of these four days to experience and explore in full what is on offer. I wish everyone an enjoyable and productive time ahead,” Director Patcha said in closing.

Mini Thailand Week 2017 will take place from 6-9 July 2017 at One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya from 10am to 10pm. Admission is free for all members of the public.

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