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Taiwan delegates to Style Bangkok Fair seek cooperative ventures

By Jewell Hsu
 
The Style Bangkok Fair took place from April 19 to 23 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. This was the first time that fashion, leather, gifts & houseware, and furniture retailers exhibited products at the same fair.

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Taiwanese and Thai delegates discuss the cultural and creative industries
during a seminar at the Style Bangkok Fair.
 
The Taipei booth TAIPEI Corners was set up by the Taipei Culture Foundation’s (TCF) Creative Development Department, and the products on display attracted many visitors. The TCF also sent a delegation of 15 vendors of cultural and creative products and services to look into possible business ventures with Thai entrepreneurs.
 
The TFC and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park signed an MOU with Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) on further cooperation in the development of talent within the cultural and creative industries. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) witnessed the ceremony.

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Chung Yung-Feng (鍾永豐), Commissioner of Taipei City Government’s
Department of Cultural Affairs gives a speech on aesthetic education.
 
On April 23, a Business Seminar and Match-making event took place at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit to strengthen Taiwan–Thailand cooperation, especially in the cultural creative industries.
 
Chung Yung-Feng (鍾永豐), Commissioner of Taipei City Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs, spoke about the city’s cultural policies and cited several successful examples. Commissioner Chung said he hoped this event would be a springboard for greater cooperation between Taiwan and Thailand in the cultural and creative industries.

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Left to right, Jasmine Chou (周琍敏), Director of Taipei Culture Foundation’s Creative Development Department; Wimonkan Kosumas of Thailand; Commissioner Chung Yung-Feng (鍾永豐); #Kittiratana Pitipanich, Acting Managing Director of TCDC; and Chen Kuan-fu (陳冠甫), Director of the Culture Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand.


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Taiwan delegates visit Another Story, a popular retail store,
in search of opportunities for cooperation.