3 July 2015

Visit Singapore Gifts Show 2015 for corporate gifts galore

The upcoming Singapore Gifts Show (SGS) 2015 is the best place to get a feel of trends in corporate gifts for the year. Running from 8 to 10 July at Suntec Singapore, Hall 401 to 403, admission is free to the international trade event dedicated to showcasing innovative gifts, premiums and lifestyle products and services for trade buyers and corporate visitors.

The 10th SGS will feature a total of 160 booths with exhibitors coming from Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore, targeting 9,000 purchasers, corporate and marketing professionals from Singapore and around the region.

“We are thrilled to have been able to bring together exhibitors and purchasers from all over Asia and beyond for 10 years now. It is always gratifying for our team to see visitors get inspired by new ideas for corporate gifts and forge new relationships with regional and international industry suppliers and agents at the show,” said Ooi Peng Ee, General Manager of TTG Events, the exhibition and events arm of TTG Asia Media, the organiser of SGS 2015.

As the nation celebrates its Jubilee Year, many of the SGS 2015 exhibitors are offering gift ideas that reflect Singapore’s heritage, architecture and culture. Some uniquely Singaporean gifts include the “chope” (Editor's note: tissue packets are often used to reserve seats in public areas. The act of reservation is known as 'choping') tissue case and the Kueh Lapis bag from Apexx Marketing; lacquerware from Brex International’s Peranakan and Harmony Collection; as well as items with designs inspired by Singapore’s architecture by local label Now & Then.

SG50 Kueh Lapis Bag (Apexx Marketing, Booth F08). 
The Harmony Collection celebrates Singapore’s racial harmony. From left: a four-compartment tea box, mini boxes, a musical box, stationery box and a business card stand (Brex International, Booth D06). 

Nanoleaf One is billed as the World’s most energyefficient LED light bulb & a winner of the Red Dot Design 2015 Award. (Brex International, Booth D06). 

Show highlights include the Nanyang Polytechnic Design Pavilion Showcase, featuring works by young entrepreneurs, and the SIP Pavilion Showcase, hosting 20 booths from PaTH, Singapore’s first social enterprise talent development platform. PaTH booths will exhibit handmade crafts and accessories, all in support of the less-advantaged. Many PaTH vendors accept customised small orders.

Qua is introducing the Pathlight Artist Showcase - a collection of lacquerware featuring the designs from students and associates of Pathlight School, the first autism-focused school in Singapore. Artists include Leong Tung Seng, whose collection captures the Lion City in vivid colour, and Glenn Phua, with high stamina ink work.

Brex International is launching what it says is the world’s most energy-efficient LED lightbulb. Nanoleaf One has been rated the most energy efficient LED lightbulb in the world, based on data from the Lighting Facts website, and has a lifespan of 27 years. Nanoleaf is a 2015 Red Dot Design Award winner, and allows buyers to laser-etch custom artwork, logos or texts onto the surface of the product. Brex will also showcase Nanoleaf Bloom, a dimmable bulb that does not require a dimmer. The bulb has an integrated dimmer and is controlled via a standard light switch.

MOCAM – old school point and shoot photography meets new school cloud technology and filters. (Allegro Print at Booth F09).

Temporary tattoos based on the SG50 logo to mark the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence. (Gumtoo, Booth F16).

From left: business card lacquer box and Celebrating Singapore 2015 MyStamp folder (SingPost, C09).

Visitors to the show can also try out the new MOCAM, a point-and-shoot camera that can be customised with skins. Conceptualised and developed in Singapore, MOCAM operates on a standard AA battery and a SD Micro card, and comes with in-built filters including vivid, sepia, spot Art, Black & White, X-ray and Pencil drawing. 

MOCAM users can use the MOPRESS cloud service which enables them to print out their pictures as a photo book. MOCAM and MOPRESS are currently only available in Singapore.

SGS organisers will also be running daily lucky draws with prizes that include a cruise to Penang, hotel stays, capsule coffee machines, as well as luggage from Delsey and Benetton.

The Singapore Gifts Show is organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. It is partnered by the Gifts Association Singapore (SGA), the Designer Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS), Singapore Innovation Park (SIP), eConsultancy and supported by the Malaysian Gifts & Premium Entrepreneur Association (MGPA), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), the Thai Gifts Premiums and Decorative Association (TGPA), Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) and Conversion Hub Marketing.

From top: Tote bag inspired by Singapore architecture; mug inspired by Peranakan tiles; porcelain plates inspired by local architecture. (Celcem, Booth C05).


Visit the show from 11am to 6:30pm from 8 to 10 July at Suntec Singapore, Hall 401 to 403.

*Pictures from SGS.