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“World Top Designer Brands: Knowledge Sharing & Biz Matching”

  • (Seminar)
  • When: 10 May 2012 | 09:30-18:00
  • Where: ห้องออดิทอเรียม TCDC

Apply free! Today – 3 May 2012 Material ConneXion Bangkok and Thai Gift Premium and Decorative Association launch the “World Top Designer Brands: Knowledge Sharing & Biz Matching” seminar and business matching event, providing the chance for Thai entrepreneurs and suppliers to meet up with international buyers.

Join the seminar and business matching event for US buyers and
Thai suppliers of textiles and home decor materials:
natural materials and fibers, handicrafts and fabric decor items

Apply free! Today – 3 May 2012

Material ConneXion Bangkok and Thai Gift Premium and Decorative Association launch the “World Top Designer Brands: Knowledge Sharing & Biz Matching” seminar and business matching event, providing the chance for Thai entrepreneurs and suppliers to meet up with international buyers.

The seminar topics range from brand building, product design, development and thinking process, brand and distribution management, to competition in the US market.
Our 3 speakers are well known designer, buyer and supplier who are looking to source textile and home decoration items in Thailand, focusing on natural materials, natural fibers, natural-material handicrafts and decorative product made from fabric.

Lori Weitzner is a designer from Weitzner, the hi-end textile distributor. Missoni, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden and Calvin Klein are some of her main customers.

Katsu New York, a product developer and material provider that supplies product for world famous brands such as DKNY, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, Armani, including Weitzner.

Pollack, is a high quality fabric distributor, well known in America. The company has their own designers for each collection of fabric production with offices nationwide.

The event includes a workshop which is open for selected 20 entrepreneurs, who will receive insightful business techniques and product development from the 3 speakers. In the workshop, participants will discuss ways to enter the world market and get a chance to make deals with buyers.

The event will conclude with business matching and networking opportunity, with product presentations from attending entrepreneurs, business and trading discussion.

Session 1: Knowledge Sharing Seminar
Time: 09.30 – 12:30, Auditorium, TCDC
Seats: 80

Topic “World Class Brand Building: Success Story”
Speakers: Susan Sullivanand & Brad Bloom from Pollack and Lori Weitzner from Weitzner Limited

Learn key factors to be successful and lead your business to become world class brand.

  • Beginning: how to create the product
  • Thinking process and product design and development
  • Brand management and distribution

Topic: “How Thai Can Be Competitive in Home & Fashion Products in the US Market”
Speakers: Yoshi Asami from Katsu New York, Lori Weitzner from Weitzner Limited, Susan Sullivan & Brad Bloom from Pollack

  • Practical strategy for development of Thai product
  • Sourcing for ideas, buyers and suppliers
  • Quality of producer and product developer that customers want
  • Procedure and strategy of launching product
  • Distributor and price allocation
  • Quality guarantee and delivery

Topic: “Material Innovation Trend towards 2014”
Speaker:
Chompoonuj Weerakitti: Director of Material ConneXion Bangkok
Catering to the 2014 trend with innovative materials.

Qualification of attendees:

  • Entrepreneurs, businessmen, students and general public who are interested in home textile, natural fiber materials, design and related fields.

Interested candidate please download the application form here and send to info@thaigifts.or.th หรือ registration@tcdc.or.th

Session 2: Products & Business Development Workshop
Time: 13:30 – 15:30, Auditorium, TCDC
Number of selected candidates: 20

Topic “Product Development to Fulfill Requirement”
Speaker: Lori Weitzner, Katsu New York and Pollack

Open for the candidates selected by the buyers only (to apply, please send pictures of your products and company profile together with the application form.

  • Providing insightful advice and opportunity to develop your product to enter the US and EU markets.
  • Offering an opportunity to make business deals if your product and production capacity meet the buyers’ need and are competitive in the world market.

Qualification of attendees:
  • Entrepreneurs in home textile, natural fibers material, design and related fields.

Documents required:
  1. Application form
  2. Company Profile
  3. Pictures of products (10 -20 pictures)
Session 3: Business Matching & Networking
Time: 15:30 – 18:00 (Registration from 13:30 – 15:00), TCDC Lobby
Number of selected candidates: 60

Buyers: Lori Weitzner, Katsu New York and Pollack

  • Join the business matching and networking activity with foreign buyers.
  • Participating producers and entrepreneurs will present their product samples and marketing media on 52×70 cm. table.
  • Selection of the display location and business discussion will be arranged on a first-register-first-serve basis.

Qualification of participants:
Entrepreneurs in Home Textile, Natural Fibers Material, design and related fields.

Document required:

  1. Application form
  2. Company Profile
  3. Pictures of products (10 -20 pictures)

Remarks:
  • No dangerous item is allowed in the event.
  • Do not damage property of TCDC.
  • The organiser is not responsible for any properties lost or left during the event.

Agenda


09.30-10.00 Register
Morning session
10.00-11.00 Seminar: World Class Brand Building: Success Story
Speaker: Lori Weitzner
11.00-12.00 Seminar: How Thai Can Be Competitive in Home & Fashion Products in the US Market
Speaker: Lori Weitzner, Katsu New York and Pollack
12.00-12.30 Seminar: Material Innovation Trend Towards 2014
Speaker: Chompoonuj Weerakitti, Director of Material Connexion Bangkok
12.30-13.30
(Break, no lunch provided)
Afternoon Session
13.30-14.00 น. Register
14.00-15.30 Workshop: Product Development to Fulfill Requirement
Speaker: Lori Weitzner, Katsu New York and Pollack
13.30-15.00 น. Register and prepare product presentation to meet buyers
15:30 – 18:00 น. Business matching and networking
Apply today – 3 May 2012
Lists of selected candidates will be announced on 7 May 2012
via TCDC’s website and phone.

For more information:

  1. Thai Gift Premium and Decorative Association
    60 Room D201/8, Zone D, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
    New Ratchapisek, Klong Toei District, Bangkok 10110
    Tel.: 02 229 4890, Fax: 02 229 4891
    e-mail: info@thaigifts.or.th
    website: www.thaigifts.or.th
  2. TCDC 6th floor, The Emporium, Tel.: 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214
    e-mail: registration@tcdc.or.th
    website: www.tcdc.or.th

Sponsors:
1. Please fill out the application form to reserve your seat.
2. On-site registration opens one hour before the scheduled start time. For those who have made advance reservation, please register to confirm your seat at least 30 minutes before the event starts.
3. The seminar is conducted in English with summary translation in Thai.
4. Parking fee is subject to The Emporium’s terms and conditions. TCDC will provide free 2-hour parking coupon for attendees.
5. Please enter the event from the Emporium Office Building lift.

Sponsors:
Lamoon International Co., Ltd
Mercy Ocean New York
AHPADA (Asean Handicraft Promotion and Development Association)
Silpakorn University Business Incubator

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