The largest Greater China-products exhibition in the Middle East -- the China Sourcing Fair in Dubai -- grows 18%

Co-locates with the Made in India -- India Sourcing Fair to offer buyers in the Middle East a wide selection of products from the world's top sourcing markets

Jun 08, 2010, 05:05 ET from Global Sources

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) today opened its 4th Annual China Sourcing Fair in Dubai, the largest Greater China-products exhibition ever to be held in the Middle East. Growing 18% compared to last year, the event features over 1,310 exhibitor booths. Co-located with the 2nd Annual Made in India -- India Sourcing Fair, the events are to be held June 8 - 10, 2010, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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"We are very pleased to open the largest China Sourcing Fair ever in Dubai," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions. "With the expanded Made in India -- India Sourcing Fair, we offer importers and volume buyers throughout the region a wide selection of manufacturers from the world's two most attractive sourcing markets -- China and India."

Officially opening the events was H. E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade. Also joining the opening ceremony were:

    -- Mr. Gao Youzhen, Consul General, Consulate General of the People's
       Republic of China in Dubai
    -- Mr. Xie Qinshen,  Commercial Counselor, Economic & Commercial Section,
       Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai
    -- Mr. Zhang Baojun, Chief Representative, CCPIT & CCOIC Office in the
       Gulf Area
    -- Mr. M.K. Lokesh, Indian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates
    -- Mr. A. Sakthivel, President of Federation of Indian Export

The China Sourcing Fair features manufacturers of consumer electronics, fashion accessories, gifts and premiums, home products, baby and children's products, and hardware and building materials.

The India Sourcing Fair expands this year under the "Made in India" theme to bring to Dubai 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 Made in India -- India Sourcing Fair is supported by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).

Both events are exclusively for importers, traders, and other volume buyers who purchase consumer products for resale to markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. More than 10,680 qualified buyers from 102 countries and regions attended last year's events.

"The growth of the China Sourcing Fair over the years in Dubai reflects the expanding demand for China-made products throughout the Middle East," said Helal Almarri, CEO of the Dubai World Trade Centre. "With the expansion of the India Sourcing Fair to include a wider selection of Indian exporters, it is clear that these events are both filling a need in the marketplace among the region's importers, and helping to facilitate trade between the Middle East and Asia's experienced exporters."

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

Details on the Made in India -- India Sourcing Fair event in Dubai are available at .

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 55 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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