HONG KONG, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) has formed a partnership with China's Trade Development Bureau, the country's trade promotion arm under the Ministry of Commerce, to jointly organize six China Sourcing Fairs at the Miami Beach Convention Center July 11 - 13, 2011.
The sourcing trade shows are expected to showcase over 550 booths with China suppliers of electronics, gifts & premiums, home products, baby & children's products, fashion accessories and garments & textiles.
Global Sources' Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: "South Florida is a key gateway for trade with both the U.S. and Latin America. Import-export trade through Miami reached a record US$93 billion in 2010 with Latin American countries accounting for nearly US$40 billion in total.
"This event series will help China suppliers meet directly with top buyers for the U.S. market as well as exporters doing business with Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Panama and other emerging Latin American markets.
"We are proud to partner with the Trade Development Bureau. Together, we are aiming to help China suppliers to further tap into the established North America and booming Latin America markets."
Trade Development Bureau is a department under the Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China. The Bureau's major responsibilities are to help China enterprises to explore overseas markets and further promote their products in the international market.
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs are the largest specialized trade shows connecting quality China suppliers with top global buyers. In 2011, the company is scheduled to hold over 70 specialized trade shows in nine sourcing hubs worldwide.
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 1 million 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 5.5 million products and more than 262,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly print and 18 digital magazines, over 80 sourcing research reports and 73 specialized trade shows a year across nine cities.
Verified suppliers receive more than 127 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (http://www.globalsources.com) alone.
Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 40 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,700 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 2.8 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.