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Global Sources’ New India Sourcing Fairs to Take India’s Manufacturers to Hong Kong and Dubai in 2009

2008-07-18 14:39 618

MUMBAI, India, July 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) today announced the launch of its new India Sourcing Fair trade show series for 2009. The India Sourcing Fair: Home Products show will feature quality suppliers of a wide range of products made in India, such as kitchenware, basketware, arts & crafts, and ceramics & porcelain.

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The first India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will be held April 20-23, 2009, in Hong Kong, to coincide with the spring buying season and Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fair: Home Products organized at the same time. The second India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will take place June 14-16, 2009, in Dubai. The Dubai event will be co-located with Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fair: Home Products.

"India has a well-established reputation for producing quality handicrafts and intricate designs for the home. The attention to detail on many of these products is simply amazing," said Global Sources’ Executive Director Sarah Benecke. "With the India Sourcing Fairs, we are taking world-class Indian manufacturers to the international buyers who want to source from them," said Benecke.

The growth in India’s exports in recent years is a reflection of growing international demand for India-made, competitively priced products. In the April-May 2008 period, India’s exports grew 21.7 percent in dollar terms compared to the same period in 2007, from more than US$23.1 billion to over US$28.1 billion.

"By co-locating the India Sourcing Fairs with our China Sourcing Fairs, we are able to offer buyers a wide selection of products and suppliers from two of the world’s most cost-effective markets for home products, India and China. By organizing the shows in Hong Kong and Dubai, we are taking these events to the two most important sourcing centers in the world: Hong Kong has a long history as an international sourcing hub for home products. While Dubai is the center for sourcing and trade in the Greater Middle East North Africa region, and one of the fastest-growing markets in the world," added Benecke.

The India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will feature products like these:

-- Kitchenware

-- Glassware & tableware

-- Basketware

-- General household

-- Home decor

-- Bathroom supplies

-- Home appliances

-- Oil paintings

-- Home textiles

-- Sports & leisure

-- Garden & outdoor

-- Laundry & cleaning

-- Storage

-- Health & personal care

-- Arts & crafts

-- Ceramics & porcelain

In Hong Kong, the India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will be held April 20 - 23, 2009, at AsiaWorld-Expo. In Dubai, the India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will be held June 14 - 16, 2009, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

More details about the India Sourcing Fair are available at http://www.india-sourcingfair.com/ . Information on the China Sourcing Fairs is available at 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 is facilitating trade from Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other business segments facilitate trade from the world to Greater China, and trade within China, using Chinese-language media.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 700,000 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 230 countries.

Global Sources offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 2.6 million products and more than 195,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 9 specialized trade shows which run 27 times a year across eight cities.

Suppliers receive more than 32 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 37 years. Global Sources’ network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,100 team members in more than 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:

Camellia So

Tel: +852-2555-5021

Email: cso@globalsources.com

Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:

James W.W. Strachan

Tel: +1-480-664-8309

Email: strachan@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:

Investor Relations Department

Tel: +852-2555-4777

Email: investor@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:

Kirsten Chapman

Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.

Tel: +1-415-433-3777

Email: investor@globalsources.com

Source: Global Sources
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