Biggest ever China Sourcing Fair in Dubai draws over 14,000 buyers

- Up 31% on 2009 -

Jun 24, 2010, 02:00 ET from Global Sources

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- More than 14,000 buyers attended Global Sources' (Nasdaq: GSOL) 4th annual China Sourcing Fair in Dubai. Visitor attendance, which is restricted to qualified importers and volume buyers, increased 31% compared to 2009. The Fair, which is the largest exhibition of Greater China suppliers in the Middle East, was held June 8 - 10, 2010, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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"This huge growth in attendance -- especially in challenging economic times -- indicates to us that buyers throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly eager to source from Greater China manufacturers in search of quality and value," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions.

The China Sourcing Fair in Dubai featured manufacturers of consumer electronics, fashion accessories, gifts and premiums, home products, baby and children's products, and hardware and building materials. The event, which was co-located with the 2nd Annual India Sourcing Fair, featured over 1,300 booths, an increase of 18% over last year.

The India Sourcing Fair featured an expanded array of some of India's most competitive exporters of home products and handicrafts, gifts and premiums, fashion accessories, and garments and textiles. The India Sourcing Fair is supported by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).

China Sourcing Fairs will next be held in Mumbai, India, September 8-10, 2010. The Mumbai Fairs, now in their 3rd year, will feature Greater China suppliers of electronics, security products, home products, gifts and premiums, hardware and building materials, bathroom products, and auto parts and accessories.

More details about the China Sourcing Fair in Dubai are available at .

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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 uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 888,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 million products and more than 256,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly print and 15 digital magazines, over 80 sourcing research reports and 21 specialized trade shows which run 56 times a year across 9 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 136 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for nearly 40 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

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