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Succeeding in the AEC era requires fluid mobility and expanded connections across the region. In many countries, setting up industrial clusters has proven to be an effective approach to link industries, from upstream to downstream, with private and public sectors, domestically and with neighboring countries. Recognizing these advantages, Thai government and Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) have decided to bring industrial clusters, including garment and textile, into fruition in nine provinces across Thailand. According to Post Today newspaper, provinces such as Sa Kaeo and Kanchanaburi, which are connected to Myanmar and Cambodia, will be the bases of the clusters which will provide opportunities for industrialists to expand networks and products into the two countries and across ASEAN.

Another approach to extend your products and networks across the region is by participating in an international trade show such as GFT and GMS which will be a regional community platform where over 17,000 buyers will come together. They will discover new technologies and know-how from 250 brands, 25 countries, and updates on market trends as they mingle and connect with suppliers and fellow industrialists from across ASEAN.

For more information, reserve your exhibit space, or register to visit, please visit

In its past edition, GFT and GMS welcomed 16,653 participants whose majority were corporate management of factories, production engineers, and sales, from such sectors as apparel manufacturing, printing, and textile, who were looking to enhance their production efficiency with the latest garment and textile manufacturing technologies.

Through our intensive year-round promotion and visitor-outreach campaigns, we are working hard to ensure that you will meet potential suppliers, buyers, and business partners that you are looking for at the shows.

    And the followings are thoughts of part of the satisfied participants from the last edition.

Ms. Thamonwan Virodchaiyan
Deputy Managing Director
“At Apparel Creations, we manufacture ready-made garments, sports-wear, and polo-shirts. Hence, we came here to personally examine new machines at GFT.”

Mr. Ketwi Charoensuk
Production Manager
“The Jintana brand of bras is made to satisfy clients in the United States, Europe and Japan. We decided to visit GFT to source new machineries and explore materials.”

Mr. Pipat Pansong
Assistant Manager IE
“GFT and GMS are ideal events for us to visit since they cover wide array of technologies such as digital printers and various types of needles.”

Mr. Chanarong Paresijaroen
Advisor and QMS Manager

“I expect to update new trends of products from visiting this show. I also want to meet new suppliers from several countries."

GFT will be co-located with Garment Manufacturers Sourcing Expo (GMS), ASEAN’s only exhibition on materials, accessories and equipment for garment and textile manufacturing, which will be co-organize by TGMA. The co-location between two shows will let you experience the latest trends in accessories and materials that add value to finished products, while also meet more potential buyers that could lead you to network expansion in higher scale.

Join us to establish contacts with 17,000 key buyers looking to improve their production efficiency and expand their business networks with you.

For space reservation or inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Apaporn/ Ms. Piengpit / Ms. Duangrat
Tel: +662 686 7299 / +662 686 7329 Fax: +662 686 7288

Textile and garment is one of Thailand’s most profitable industry, ranking 7th in terms of exports value. However for the past 2 – 3 years, the overall exports of textile and garment have constantly shrunk due to global economic turbulence.

Now in 2016, textile business owners are confident that the export of textile and garment will recovers, climbing at least 2%. According to Mr. Wallop Wittanakorn, Vice President of the Federation of Thai Industries and Hi-Tech Apparel’s Chairman confidently believes exports will return to positive value after having reached the lowest value for the past few years.

(Source: Post Today, February 2016)

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