The Royal Thai Government is introducing the “Creative Thailand 2016” as a showcase of the creative economy concept, the nationwide campaign covering creative people, creative places, and creative products. It will be under the theme “Think Big”, scheduled to take place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 19 to 23 October, 2016. In parallel with the Creative Thailand 2016, there will also be the 41st Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair (BIG + BIH), which represents the creative products aspect of the event.
The Creative Economy is a catchall term to describe how Thailand’s economy will develop over the next few years as it is driven forward by creative innovation to become a more value-based economy. The “Creative Thailand 2016: Think Big” expo is aimed at starting this drive to promote cultural and creative industries with high value to the nation and to build links between the public and private sector. This is in line with the 20-year reform programme, called Thailand 4.0, being charted by the government of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha under the vision slogan, “Stability, Prosperity, and Sustainability”. See more at: TATNewsroom