THAILAND — ThaiFest 2015 International Novelty Expo, set to run Jan. 22-31 at The Regent Chaam Beach Resort in Thailand, announced that it is entering the final stretch of preparations.
The third event of its kind, the organizers reported an increase in the number of attending manufacturers and suppliers of adult products.
ThaiFest brings together novelty manufacturers and distributors interested in working in the growing Russian sex toy market to exchange information about trends and sales techniques.
Executives of manufacturing companies, chain retailers, stores, service companies and the media will be in attendance.
“No other show in the history of our industry can provide such wide opportunities for the manufacturers of the adult products to firstly present them to the real businesses, carry sales trainings and receive invaluable feedback,” said Leonid Fishman, president of ThaiFest. “For Russian retailers, ThaiFest gives the opportunity to see presentations and to receive training from leading specialists, and to ask all sorts of questions.”
“This year we improved the format of the event,” added Vitaly Moroz, vice president of ThaiFest. “We increased the number of business days to make the presentation of manufacturers even more efficient. The percentage of the new participants was also increased. This time there will be 40 percent more new retailers that work not only with us, but with other distributors as well. ThaiFest-2015 will cover the whole Russian market.”
Sponsors to date include: Topco Sales, Doc Johnson, MD Science Lab., LLC (Swiss Navy), Svakom (U.S.), Eau Zone Huiles & Fragrances Ltee (Shunga) (Canada), DanaLi fe (Denmark), Liaoyang Baile Health Care Co., Ltd. (China), Kokos Co. (South Korea), Mystim GmbH, Orion Versand GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Anais Apparel (Poland), Libertybelle Marketing Ltd T/A Nexus (Great Britain), MiF, SK Vizit, Rosparfum (Russia).
Hannah Lin from Topco Sales and David Yu from Svakom who took part at the previous ThaiFest report that they are excited to attend again.
“It was not just about the business,” Lin said. “It was bringing everybody into this big happy family, which is exactly what this industry’s spirit is about. In general, it was an amazing and successful event. I can see this growing bigger and more successful in the near future.”
Frank Kok from Mystim will be taking part in ThaiFest for the first time. He said, “Mystim is very excited to attend this year’s ThaiFest. We will support the retailers with our successful explanatory videos and new flyers in the Russian languages to make sure this upcoming event will be a great success for the retailers, Mystim and our valued partners from Russia.”