The 14th China International Fashion Brand Fair -- Shenzhen opens today The largest and most influential fashion exhibition in southern China, highlighting innovative designs, ideas and intelligence sharing

HONG KONG, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest and most influential fashion exhibition in southern China, the 14th China International Fashion Brand Fair -- Shenzhen (FashionSZshow), opened today in Shenzhen. This annual fashion event is the perfect stage for both international and local fashion brands to converge and showcase innovative designs, network with peers and share market intelligence.

Co-located events are the 2014 Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories and the 2014 Shenzhen Textile Equipment Fair. The three concurrent shows feature 3,000 booths covering a total exhibition space of 70,000 square meters. The shows run from July 10 to 12 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and feature men's wear, women's wear, maternity and children's wear, lingerie, casual wear, fashion accessories, textile equipment and apparel fabrics.

More than 30 overseas brands such as Axara (France), B.Duck (Hong Kong), Feraud (France), Havaianas (Brazil), LASCANA (Germany), Milly (USA), Sportalm GmbH (Austria), Tuzzi (Italy), ZENEROE (Korea) and La Scala (Indonesia) are set to exhibit their latest collections.

Spenser Au, Chief Executive Officer of Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL), FashionSZshow's strategic partner, said, "China consumers' appetite for imported fashion apparel and accessories has been growing stronger over the past few years. With the well-established FashionSZshow platform, we are committed to meeting this need by attracting more overseas brands to exhibit at the show. At the same time, the Fair also serves as a bridgehead for international brands to penetrate the booming China market."

China imported a total of US$5.3 billion worth of apparel and accessories in 2013, representing 17.3 percent year-on-year growth. This robust momentum continued well into the first quarter of 2014 with imports growing 20.8 percent YOY to US$1.4 billion.

"Building on Global Sources' strong ties and extensive network in the international garment and fashion community, an increasing number of international brands are joining this year's event in Shenzhen, the doorstep of China's fashion industry. We are confident that FashionSZshow will continue its mission to further facilitate the transformation of China from a pure manufacturing hub to a fashion design powerhouse," added Au.

For many exhibitors, FashionSZshow is a must-attend event.

"With more than a decade-long track record, deep knowledge and established networks in the European and Asia fashion industry, we are confident that FashionSZshow will continue helping us capitalize on the robust China market," said Werner Kuenstle, CEO of European Fashion Trading which represents brands such as SPORTALM, FERAUD and JONES, among others.

Another exhibitor, Peter L. Solomon, Founding Director of Peter Solomon International, said, "We have been closely following the progress of FashionSZshow over the past few years and now is the right time for Electric Sekki Group to be joining this prestigious event. We will be showcasing two of our key international brands, with Havaianas emanating from Brazil and SUPERGA from Italy. We believe that FashionSZshow will assist us to continue our robust growth in the China market and will become a key factor to our continued success. We are extremely glad to be participating."

In order to encourage original designs, an essential element in keeping the industry rejuvenated, this year's FashionSZshow will feature a new "Rising Sharp" pavilion, fashion shows, forums as well as business match sessions all dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of original designs in the China fashion industry.

FashionSZshow is the largest fashion exhibition in southern China for brand owners, retailers, branding specialists and professional fashion buyers. For more information, please visit http://www.fashionszshow.com.

About Global Sources

Global 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 (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 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 provide 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 30 office locations and a community of more than 4 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.

Press Contact in Asia

Investor Contact in Asia

Camellia So

Connie Lai

Tel: (852) 2555-5021

Tel: (852) 2555-4747

e-mail: cso@globalsources.com

e-mail: investor@globalsources.com



Press Contact in U.S.

Investor Contact in U.S.

Brendon Ouimette

Cathy Mattison

Tel: (1-480) 664-8309

LHA

e-mail: bouimette@globalsources.com

Tel: (1-415) 433-3777


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