14 August 2018


To celebrate Independence Day in a different way, a one of a kind Trade Expo: ‘Namaste Thailand Expo 2018’ is being Organised by Planning Gurus, a company based out of Chandigarh, in collaboration with Thai SME’s Exporter Association from August 15 till 19, 2018 in Himachal Bhawan, Sec 28 here. The Thai Ambassador will formally inaugurate the showcase on August 15 at 4 PM in Himachal Bhawan.  Mr. Thepthai Suriyalaksh,  Director, Thai SMEs Exporter Association, Mr. Rattandeep Singh Walia,  Director, Planning Gurus, Ms. Anong, General Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association,  Ms. Patcharee Thongrit, Additional Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association, Ms. Anna, Joint Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association & Ms. Aman Walia, Director, Planning Gurus, participated in  a press meet to announce details of the upcoming show.

In his message H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi Ambassador of Thailand to India said,  “While the Indo-Thai bilateral trade stands at around USD 10 billion, and there are 28 Thai companies invested in Bharat, there is much more room for growth of both trade and investment between an emerging ‘New India 2022’ and ‘Thailand 4.0’. There is always more that we can do to promote awareness of each other’s products, services and cultures. ‘Namaste Thailand Expo 2018’ hopes to do this, focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as Thai hospitality.”

Exhibitors from across Thailand will converge with their wares at the 60 stalls being put up at ‘Namaste Thailand Expo 2018’.

“The Royal Thai Embassy had organised the ‘Namaste Thailand 2018’ festival in March 2018 in New Delhi and will organize the 2019 edition next year. Actually, Namaste Thailand 2018 in New Delhi gave inspiration to the Thai SMEs Exporters Association to organize Namaste Thailand Expo 2018 in Chandigarh. The Expo will strengthen Indo-Thai relations, create trade & investment opportunities and offer broaden consumer choice for Thai products & services to the region’s residents.” Said Mr. Thepthai Suriyalaksh,  Director, Thai SMEs Exporter Association.

Traditional Thai Spa products, jewellery, garments, natural latex products, fashion accessories will be available.

” It is a matter of pride for us that we are collaborating with Thai SMEs Exporter Association which earlier had a tie up for exhibitions with Confederation of Indian Industry(CII). The ‘Namaste Thailand Expo 2018’ will be a treasure trove for those looking to shop for authentic Thai products & services. ” Said Rattandeep Singh Walia, Director, Planning Gurus.

The Expo will offer the famous therapeutic massage therapy services & ayurvedic products of Thailand.

“Mr. Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor(Commercial),Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, which comes under the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce , Government of Thailand will also accompany the Ambassador during the inaugural ceremony.” Said Ms. Anong, General Secretary, Thai SMEs Exporter Association.

A food court with Veg & Non Veg Thai specialities, salads etc will also be put up.

“The Thai Ambassador will also do some Thai cooking himself  in the morning of August 16. The dishes he makes can be savoured by visitors.” Said Ms. Anna, Joint Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association.

Another attraction at the exhibition will be Thai Cultural dance performances each day & through the day.

“Sarina Emradee, Supadcha Siriyota & Mr Apichot Katekeaw who are all traditional Thai dance experts will regale the visitors.” Said Ms. Patcharee Thongrit, Additional Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association.


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