FAQs

What is TIFF all about?
TIFF is a Thailand International Furniture Fair. It is held yearly in March by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, under the Royal Thai Government, Thai Furniture Industry Club, The Federation of Thai Industries and The Thai Furniture Industries Association.

How long has the fair been held?
TIFF was first held in 1996. So this year we will witness the 31st fair for TIFF.

How are the zoning divided?
For all furniture part, the zonings include: Home Furniture, Interior Furnishing & Accessories, Machinery & Equipment, Magazines/Trade Publications, Materials & Part, Office Furniture and others.

When is the fair open?
The fair would be held between March 13th – 17th, 2013. The first three days, March 13th – 15th, are for trade visitors and held between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last two days, March 16th – 17th, which fall during a weekend, the fair is open to public and open between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Do I need to pre-register to attend as a visitor?
If you plan to attend the fair during trade days, we strongly encourage that you pre-register on our website to avoid long queuing at the fair entrance. However, walk-in visitors with business identifications can also register right there at the fair.

Who can attend?
Anyone in furniture, furniture related businesses and relevant industries and their suppliers can attend the fair during trade days, which we do require either pre-registration or registration at the fair with no admission fee. During public days, all are welcome.

How many domestic and oversea exhibitors in the fair?
During trade days, we anticipate 15,500 local visitors and more than 4,500 international trade visitors at the fair this year.

Do you have the list of participating exhibitors of TIFF 2013?
List of exhibitors and their company profiles and their products are to be posted on the website. And you may view their company information and products through its virtual trade show in order to pre-appointment and matching. The listing will become more comprehensive as we approach the fair dates. Exhibitors and their profiles of the last fair can also viewed under TIFF 2013.

Do you publish fair catalogs?
No, we don’t have fair catalogs but we produce fair CDs for free. However, the electronic version will be posted on the fair website as well, and will be continually updated until all exhibitors sign up.

Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
As immigration regulations vary from country to country, please consult the Thai embassy or Thai consulate in your country, or your travel agent.

Which hotels do you recommend to stay?
Please look up our “For Visitor” section for recommended hotels and free shuttle bus services.

How much does it cost to attend the fair?
There is no admission fee to attend the fair, only registration during trade days.

May I take photographs in the exhibition halls?
Photography & VDO are not allowed at the fair. Only persons with press badge can take photography.

Can we buy goods at the fair?
Sales of items are not allowed during the trade days, when the main focus of the fairs is on business dealing. However during public days, exhibitors who are manufacturers may sell samples or inventory goods. In fact, the fair is quite popular among local residents who look forward to finding export quality goods at rather discount prices.

Can students attend the fair?
The trade days are really for business dealing, but students in relevant majors are also welcome. However, registration is required. During public days, all are welcome.

Can children attend the fair?
Children under 15 are not allowed to enter exhibition halls during trade days, however visitors may leave their children at the Kid’s Corner in front of Challenger 1. During public days, all are welcome including children under parent’s close supervision.

Who are your visitors?
During trade days, we expect 8,000 visitors. Among these, some 2,000 will be from overseas- mainly Japan, China, ASEAN countries, the Middle East, U.S.A. and the EU. By business type, visitors include manufacturers, exporters, agents, traders, wholesalers, designers, retailers, distributors, fashion houses, department stores and retail outlets.

How can I get the information of all rules & regulations for exhibitors?
You may download the rules & regulations and the application form from the fair website at Exhibitor Manual section.

What equipment is provided at the fair? Is there any service charge on this?
Please see Exhibitor Manual. Services & facilities are provided as international trade fairs; Stand Contractor & booth decoration, display equipments -furniture, display equipment, visual & audio equipment, electrical services, water supply/compressed air service, communication service (ISDN, Tel/Fax/Internet), flowers & plants, freight forwarder, cleaning, security, travel agent, etc. Cost upon your extra usage.