BANGKOK (NNT) – “GI Market 2020” is an event that brings together Geographical Indication products from all over the country and is hosted by the Department of Intellectual Property at Central Plaza Rama 9. The event will last until 2nd of August, so make sure you don’t miss the special items.
The event is usually held twice a year, but due to COVID-19, the event was postponed to this month and in late August. It brings many geographical indication products, such as Chanthaburi Durian, Golden Longan from Ban Phaeo, Nakhon Nayok’s Marian plums, Fermented Sea Catfish from Phatthalung, Mae Hong Son’s Tiger-Stripe peanut, Sakon Nakhon’s Indigo cloth, Ban Chiang’s earthenware and many more, including 19 GI products that have been registered this year.
Thosapone Dunsuputra Director General of Department of Intellectual Property says “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, people can hardly sell a thing. The department helped them move to the online market, for those who are capable, because some agricultural products don’t last long enough for the delivery process. Now it’s better. Events can be held. We also installed protective screens and require everyone to put on a mask to avoid the disease.”
In addition, there are also seminars to inspire and help local product producers to find new markets. The seminars cover many topics, such as advertising and how to use the GI title as a marketing tool.
Once again, the event lasts until the 2nd of August at the Central Plaza Grand Rama 9.