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Global Sources opens six trade shows with world's top buyers registered to attend including Adidas, AEON, American Greetings, Brookstone, Casino, Coles Group, Mothercare, Next, Sears and Woolworths
Date:10/19/2011

HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) opened six sourcing trade shows today at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo with over 2,200 booths. The six-in-one show in Hong Kong offers buyers a convenient way to source directly from Greater China-based suppliers. Scheduled to run through Oct. 23, the events are:

  • China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums
  • China Souring Fair: Home Products
  • China Sourcing Fair: Baby & Children's Products
  • China Sourcing Fair: Medical & Health Products
  • India Sourcing Fair: Home Products
  • New this fall - China Sourcing Fair: Christmas & Seasonal Products – Asia's first industry-focused show launches with 300 booths

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    "Our Fairs are specialized events covering high demand categories with a focus on quality suppliers, all in the region's most convenient trade show location, Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions.

    "It is a formula that helps top buyers source more efficiently from Asia – which is why more and more quality buyers are making our events a regular stop on their trade show schedule."

    Tens of thousands of buyers are pre-registered to attend the Fairs, including AS Watson, Adidas, AEON, American Greetings, Atico, Baby Boom, Brookstone, Casino, Chickeeduck, Coles Group, Mothercare, Next, Sears and Woolworths.

    Private Sourcing Events offer exclusive opportunities for pre-selected exhibitors to meet large global companies in private during the Fairs. A record 35 sourcing teams are scheduled to take part, including 10 teams from Russia, highlighting growing participation from emerging market buyers. Companies set to meet exhibitors at Private Sourcing Events include Amscan, Axon, Alisa, Arti-M, Direct Sourcing Group, Franco, Grand Toys, Groupe Zannier, Hermes-Otto International, Kmart Australia, Liverpool, Mothercare Group, Okaidi, Target Australia and Warrior Sports.

    To help buyers and exhibitors meet and do business more effectively, Global Sources is organizing a series of special on-site activities at the Fairs. These include:

  • Color Trends Areas featuring color forecasts for various products, including home products and gifts and premiums in Hall 11.
  • Christmas Village showcasing hundreds of seasonal products in Hall 3.
  • Sports & Event Gifts Gallery. A selection of a hundred hot sports and event premiums is featured in this gallery in Hall 8.
  • Online Sourcing Fairs, web-based platforms for the six fairs designed to help boost the sourcing productivity for buyers and exhibition investment for suppliers before, during and after the physical shows.
  • Free conference programs to help international buyers source from Asia more effectively. Attendees can gain firsthand market intelligence and valuable advice from industry experts speaking on a variety of trade-related topics.
  • Global Sources Product Galleries. Multiple physical and digital product galleries, featuring innovative products from hundreds of verified suppliers unable to attend the shows, allow buyers to send direct inquiries on the spot – greatly extending their sourcing reach and efficiency at the shows.
  • Global Sources Show Guide Magazines. Fifteen enhanced sourcing magazines that incorporate the Fair show guides – featuring the exhibitor list and floor map – and a CD-ROM that contains a copy of all Global Sources' eMagazines, are being distributed to buyers on-site. This one-of-a-kind initiative puts in buyers' hands information on hundreds of additional verified suppliers and their products, boosting the productivity of their show visit.
  • Special Buyers' Lounges at the Fairs, which provide free Internet access and sourcing information.

  • Opening times for the Fairs are:

  • Oct. 20-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Buyers can register for free admission and find more information, including details about free transport to the venue and back, at the China Sourcing Fairs website: http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

    AboutGlobalSourcesGlobal Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

    The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (http://www.globalsources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

    Over 1 million international buyers, including 85 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

    Global Sources' other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of nearly 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

    Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.Global Sources Press Contact in AsiaGlobal Sources Investor Contact in AsiaCamellia So

    Suzanne WangTel: (852) 2555-5021

    Tel: (852) 2555-4747e-mail: cso@globalsources.com

    e-mail: investor@globalsources.com Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.James W.W. Strachan

    Mary MagnaniTel: (480) 664-8309

    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.e-mail: strachan@globalsources.com

    Tel: (415) 433-3777 e-mail: mmagnani@lhai.com
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