Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC) is currently seeking local vendors for the Hawaii Pavilion at the 80th Annual Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) to be held on September 2-4, 2015.

TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan with over 2,500 companies marketing gifts, consumer goods and accessories to over 200,000 domestic and international buyers.

Booth space is open to Hawaii companies interested in marketing their products abroad. Exhibitors must meet SBA and “Made in Hawaii” guidelines. This includes being registered to do business in Hawaii, products made in Hawaii, and products must be able to be imported into Japan.

Products exhibited at the 2014 show include produce, honey, beverages, stationery, clothing, textiles, foods, salt, jewelry, soap, woodwork and more.

Maui County plans to help qualified companies participate in the show. While it is recommended that the company attend the show in person, it is not required. Thanks to a grant from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, MFTC representatives will be attending the show on vendors’ behalf in an effort to make this opportunity more affordable for local businesses.

A meeting for interested companies will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11 am at the Pono Center located at 62 N. Market Street in Wailuku, 3rd floor Training Room.

If interested, please register with the Maui Food Technology Center at