China International Optoelectronic Exposition 2012 opens today

World's largest gathering of optoelectronics suppliers and buyers sees nearly 3,000 exhibitors showcasing industry's innovative technologies and products

Sep 06, 2012, 02:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) opens today and runs through September 9 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Nearly 100,000 international and local professionals are expected to converge on this annual industry event.

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CIOE, the largest optoelectronics event in the world, and the co-located Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components feature nearly 3,000 exhibitors with a total exhibition space of almost 100,000 square meters. CIOE consists of three concurrent expositions: Optical Communications, Lasers & Infrared Applications Expo, Precision Optics Expo and LED Expo. Product categories span across optical communications, laser and infrared applications, optical materials, components and equipment, LEDs and semiconductor lightings, and machine vision.

Top enterprises like JDSU, NTT, Source Photonics, FiberHome, WTD, Mitsubishi Electric, O-net, Photop Technologies, WXZTE, Hisense, FLIR, SAT, Newport, Leybold, HOYA, DON, OHARA, USTRON, Ocean Optics, Edmund, OLYMPUS, SCHOTT, ASM, Nordson ASYMTEK, GARTER, Skyworth and Absen are showcasing their latest technologies and products at the expo. Also participating are government organizations from Germany, Canada and Denmark. International sourcing teams and invited buyer groups from emerging markets are also set to join the event, including the Brazil-China Chamber, CMAI Association of India, Russian Laser Association, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce and Malta Enterprise.

"As the industry's most respected platform for exchange and communications, both international and domestically, CIOE witnessed the evolution of mainland China's optoelectronic industry -- from a small-scale start-up to its present status as a hotbed for optoelectronic innovations. This is the show that reveals cutting-edge technologies and facilitates the development of the global optoelectronic industry," said Merle A. Hinrichs, Global Sources' Executive Chairman.

Secretary General of CIOE, Prof. Yang Xiancheng, said: "Exhibitor composition as well as products and technologies showcased at the event have well demonstrated the domestic optoelectronic industry's strong focus on technology and product innovations. We can see numerous innovations every year, while product quality and stability are making significant improvements too. All these have contributed to CIOE's ascent as the premiere event in the global optoelectronic industry. Exhibitors attending CIOE are mostly key players in the global optoelectronic industry's supply chain, which include major optical materials, components and equipments suppliers. Their strong presence makes it a 'must-attend' event for industry players."

The China International Optoelectronic Conference (CIOEC) series is also held at the event. The series includes:

  • China Optical Communication Technology and Development Forum,
  • LED Lighting Technology and Development Forum,
  • China Optics Forum International Conference for Applied Optics, and
  • Strategic Forum of Cloud and Mobile Internet.

There are also seminars on optical access technology and application and fiber lasers development.

The conference program aims to further explore the optoelectronics industry, from the latest technologies, development directions, industry highlights, market trends to opportunities in development and investment. It aims to provide viable solutions to current challenges encountered in the industry's development.

Attendance is free for trade visitors. For more details on CIOE, please visit

Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components co-locates with CIOE from September 6-8

Co-located at the event is Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components. Organized by Global Sources, CIOE international strategic partner, the three-day fair facilitates volume buyers to source the latest electronics and components from quality volume suppliers across Greater China. Special product pavilions include Components, Brand Zone, Telecom Products & Wireless, Computer Peripherals, iProduct & Accessories, and Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances.

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 (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1.18 million international buyers, including 90 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 30 office locations and a community of over 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.

About China International Optoelectronic Exposition

The China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) is a worldwide renowned exhibition, which presents the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and innovations. CIOE was established in 1999 in Shenzhen. This event has been held annually for the past thirteen years at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The total exhibition space for 2012 event is about 100,000 square meters. CIOE consists of three concurrent expositions: Optical Communications, Lasers & Infrared Applications Expo, Precision Optics Expo and LED Expo. As the world's largest Optoelectronic expo, it has been a UFI-approved event since 2007. For more details on CIOE, please visit

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