HONG KONG, October 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) fall 2012 consumer goods shows opened today at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo featuring a wealth of innovative, high quality and environment-friendly products. The shows run until Oct. 22.
Featuring over 1,900 booths from exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam, the co-located shows are China Sourcing Fairs: Gifts & Premiums, Home Products, Christmas & Seasonal Products, Baby & Children's Products, Solar & Energy Saving Products, Medical & Health Products, and India Sourcing Fair: Home Products.
"Tens of thousands of buyers make the Fairs a regular stop on their trade show schedule as they recognize the sourcing efficiency gained by meeting quality suppliers with quality products, many of whom do not exhibit at other shows in the region," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions.
The theme for this season's shows is eco-friendly products and designs for better living and a new feature, Future Living Gallery, will showcase quality and innovative products that are produced by suppliers who demonstrate awareness of environmental and social issues.
According to a buyer survey conducted by Global Sources in April this year, 82 percent of buyers sourced green products, 74 percent are willing to pay a premium for green products and 50 percent of surveyed buyers took suppliers' social responsibilities into consideration while sourcing.
"As global consumers become more environmentally and socially aware, more and more buyers are now requiring manufacturers to conform to environmental and social standards. These suppliers will be exhibiting high quality and environmentally friendly products at our shows," explained Wong.
Value-added services to enhance buyer and supplier efficiency
To help buyers and exhibitors meet and do business more effectively, Global Sources is organizing a series of special on-site activities at the Fairs. These include:
"Sourcing fairs like this one are just one aspect of the services we provide. Global Sources maintains the industry's broadest and most integrated multi-channel sourcing platform, allowing buyers to find and meet suppliers using our online marketplace, print and digital magazines, face-to-face and online shows, and private sourcing events," concluded Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources.
Opening times for the Hong Kong China Sourcing Fairs are:
Buyers can find more information, including details about free transport to the venue and back, at the China Sourcing Fairs website: http://www.chinasourcingfair.com.
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 (http://www.globalsources.com), 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.
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