TFWA is expecting a successful Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, with exhibitor bookings for the event already ahead of the number signed up by this time last year. The annual event will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore from May 8-12, 2016.
The Association reports that 270 exhibitors have already confirmed to attend, including 50 newcomers.
Among the new brands attending are Kusmi Tea in the confectionery sector, Alpinestars, Bric’s, and Panos Emporio from the fashion, accessories and luggage category, jewelry company Thomas Sabo, and cosmetics brands Make-up Studio and Diego Dalla Palma. In the wines and spirits sector, Patrón Spirits International will be making a welcome return to the event. In addition, most of the brands that attended in 2015 will be coming back again in 2016.
As a result of the increased interest, Hall 1 on Level 1 will be extended to incorporate additional space.
“We are delighted that so many leading brands from across the business are already planning to be at Singapore,” said Patrick Bouchard, TFWA vice-president, commercial. “This very high level of bookings confirms that confidence is high, and the substantial degree of importance the industry continues to place in this key strategic market. While the Asian market has experienced a period of volatility, there is no doubt that it remains a major driver of development in the business.”
Pre-registration for the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition will open for delegates on 18th February 2016.