2011 fall China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories to feature over 800 booths, up 30 percent from last year

Fair sold out two months in advance, will feature special bags, jewelry and headwear pavilions

Sep 19, 2011, 02:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Exhibitor booths at Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories have been sold out two months before the show's scheduled run on Oct. 27-30 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

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"Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions. "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have been sold out well in advance and this represents a remarkable 30 percent growth from a year ago."

China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories was launched in 2006 as Hong Kong's first specialized fashion accessories trade show. This October show will be co-located with China Sourcing Fairs: Garments & Textiles, Underwear & Swimwear and India Sourcing Fair: Garments & Accessories. These four Fairs, specializing in fashion-related products, constitute an unmatched one-stop sourcing event in Hong Kong during Asia's peak sourcing season.

The increasingly popular events are taking place amid strong export growth for these product lines. In the first seven months of 2011, mainland China's apparel and accessories industry generated sales of US$83.12 billion, up by 24.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to mainland China Customs statistics.

Specialized pavilions of hottest products help buyers source more effectively

Impressive expansion is also seen in several of the October 2011 event's specialized pavilions. The fashion jewelry and bags pavilions are each 50 percent larger than at last October's show. The scale of the pavilions for socks and headwear, scarves & gloves is also bigger than previous events.

Buyers at the shows will find these pavilions to be a great convenience, as clear product specialization makes their sourcing more effective and cost-efficient.

While the majority of exhibitors for the October 2011 show hail from mainland China, buyers can also have the opportunity to see competitive fashion products from other production centers such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, South Korea and the Philippines.

China Sourcing Fairs effective sourcing platforms on-site and online

With global demand continuing to strengthen, buyer attendance at the upcoming shows is expected to be vigorous. Buyers attending the spring 2011 event included Collezione, Fairweather, Folli Follie, Kookai, Levi's, Next, O'Neill, Polo Ralph Lauren, Quiksilver and Samsonite.

To boost sourcing productivity for buyers and exhibition investment for suppliers before, during and after the physical shows, the China Sourcing Fair series in Hong Kong this October will be complemented by respective online shows.

Buyers can find more information and pre-register to get free entry to the shows at http://www.chinasourcingfair.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 (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.

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