Global Sources to launch China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless in 2014 to meet growing industry demand

Aug 12, 2013, 03:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet growing demand from buyers and suppliers, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) will launch the China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo in April 2014.

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The new show is scheduled to be held each April and October and will showcase more than 800 booths at launch. It will be co-located with the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components and the China Sourcing Fair: Security Products -- two of Asia's largest industry sourcing events. Pavilions will include smartphones and tablets, accessories, mobile apps and applications, and wireless devices.

President of Global Sources Exhibitions, Tommy Wong, said: "We have seen increasing interest in mobile and wireless products at our electronics trade shows. Accordingly, we have decided to give buyers and suppliers a separate event to highlight the category and to enable them to do business more effectively.

"Mobile and wireless are two of the fastest-growing categories in the industry and consumer demand is coming from both developed and emerging markets. According to IDC, 1.7 billion smart connected devices are expected to ship in 2014 with more than 80 percent of this being smartphones and tablets -- representing more than US$500 billion in value. We aim to help our buyers and exhibitors profit from this fast growing market.

"This will be the first show of its kind in Asia. It will be built on the foundation of our strong relationships with many of Asia's most innovative suppliers as well as with many of the world's top electronics buyers. Tens of thousands of the world's top buyers attend Global Sources electronics trade shows in Hong Kong each year, including Belkin, BenQ, Best Buy, Canon, Fujitsu, Groupe Auchan, Honeywell, Intel, Intelbras, JVC KENWOOD, LG Electronics, Monster Cable, Panasonic, Samsung, Tesco PLC, Toshiba, Vodafone and Woolworths."

China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless will also host Private Sourcing Events and free conference programs to help buyers and exhibitors network and learn about the latest industry trends.

The new show, along with a complementary online marketplace and magazine, will be the latest "Find Them and Meet Them" initiative for Global Sources. With the objective of integrating the best of online with the best of trade shows, buyers will be able to find suppliers in the medium of their choice -- and then meet the suppliers at the show. Accordingly, suppliers will have a powerful, integrated, and year-round marketing platform.

Buyers and exhibitors can find out more about the show at the China Sourcing Fairs website:

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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 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, and trade show.

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 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.

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