The most-awaited lifestyle show of the region, Thailand Week 2017 culminated at Himachal Bhawan here today. Hundreds of residents from the Tricity and surrounding areas visited the fair on all days and made the most of a variety of herbal, cosmetic, food, jewelry, art, paintings, electronic and other items at the shopping festival. Traders from the region also participated in the B2B meetings held on the sidelines of the show. Herbal health products from Thailand generated the most queries from traders.
“Our herbal products especially oils and balms meant for any kind of pain are a mix of 40 and more herbs to relieve any kind of body pain and were the hot sell at the fair,” said an exhibitor.
“We have a lot of faith in the alternate systems of healing and wellness much like Thailand. We enjoyed choosing from a variety of health products available at the fair,” said Mamta Sharma, a housewife from Mohali.
Thailand Week 2017 was inaugurated by Mrs Kavita Singh, Secretary Industries, Chandigarh Administration and MD, CITCO, Chandigarh.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Office of Commercial Affairs (OCA), Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi and Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government had organised the 5thedition of Thailand Week (An Exclusive Exposition Promoting Trade, Showcasing Culture & Art of Thailand) from Wednesday, 29 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28 – B, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.
Mr Panuwat Jantharajit, Counsellor (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy said, “Our aim is to boost people-to-people contact between Thailand and the North India. Indian and Thai cultures are similar in a lot of ways and events like Thailand Week are aimed to take the traditional bond between the two countries forward. Direct flights from Chandigarh to Thailand slated to start soon will also boost trade as well as people-to people ties between the two nations.”
Mr Rohit Grover, Chairman, CII Chandigarh Council, welcomed 30 participants from Thailand displayed skin & beauty care products, wellness/spa products, gems & jewelry, optical goods, handicrafts, artificial flowers & home décor items, apparels & fashion accessories, ladies handbags, footwear, household products, food items, pet food and much more at the fair. We request the Embassy officials to re-consider the Thailand’s participation in 2017 not only in Chandigarh, but other Tier 2 cities like Lucknow & Jaipur as well.”