HONG KONG, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ:GSOL) has now fully launched its suite of services for the gifts and home products industries. The services connect a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels -- an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows.
Running from April 27 to 30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, three co-located shows offer gift and home products buyers and suppliers high-level sourcing opportunities. These are China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums, China Sourcing Fair: Home Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums.
Global Sources' CEO, Spenser Au, said: "From product discovery to final orders, we help quality buyers find quality suppliers who establish long-term business partnerships. This is our 10th year holding the shows in Hong Kong and our shows have become a must-attend event for buyers in the gifts and home products industries. Top suppliers from China and across Asia showcase their newest products and this, in turn, attracts top buyers to attend every April and October."
Among the thousands of buyers pre-registered to attend the shows are American Gift, Bandai, Citysuper, eBay, El Corte Ingles, Intel, ItsImagical, Li & Fung, Mango, Nitori, Office Depot, Sears, Staples, Tchibo and WM Morrison.
The shows are also supported by international industry organizations including Gifts Association Singapore, Thai Gifts Premiums & Decorative Association, Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association, International Association of Promotional Products and Shunde Home Appliance Chamber of Commerce.
Exhibitors are experienced exporters, 90 percent are exclusive at Global Sources shows and most of them are direct manufacturers. This allows buyers a unique opportunity to cut out the middleman and source directly at competitive prices, with flexible terms for production and delivery.
Other show highlights include:
Featuring 10,000 products, a bag pavilion covers a rich selection of luggage, sports and promotional bags.
A new Sports Event & Athletic Club Souvenirs pavilion: unique in Hong Kong and mainland China, to meet the sourcing demand for Olympic and other sports event promotion gifts.
Sports Activity Zone creates an interactive product showcase at the show.
Color Trends Area: Hosted in cooperation with Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colors, color trends will be illustrated with Pantone's swatch cards, photos, videos and products from pre-selected exhibitors.
Conference programs offer a unique and valuable opportunity to gain first-hand marketing intelligence and China sourcing strategies.
Private Sourcing Events allow pre-selected exhibitors exclusive opportunities to meet large global companies in private during the shows. Sourcing teams from companies including BIC Graphic, Coop Denmark Asia and Top-Toy are scheduled to participate, representing combined annual sales of more than US$103 billion.
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 5 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.