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Global Sources' fall trade shows expand to more than 7,400 booths

2011-11-09 14:04 1346

HONG KONG, November 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) just completed its fall series of China Sourcing Fairs with more than 7,400 booths - an increase of seven percent from the October 2010 shows. A total of 14 shows were held in Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo. More than 62,000 buyers attended, an increase of three percent, representing 158 countries and territories.

Among buyers attending were very large importers including Auchan, Best Buy, Benetton, Boots, Bosch, CHUBB, Dollar General, El Corte Ingles, Hallmark Cards, Lacoste, Lenovo, Levi's, Logitech, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, Next, Office Depot, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Schneider, Toys "R" Us, Woolworths and Zara.

"Our shows have gained a reputation for showcasing a distinctive universe of manufacturers and suppliers from Greater China and throughout the region, as demonstrated by the quality and quantity of buyers in attendance. Our new Online Sourcing Fairs allow buyers to view exhibitors' products two months prior to the physical event, and their booths up to four months following the physical exhibitions. Buyers can also communicate with suppliers through various channels, together with having access to video interviews of exhibitors and other editorial coverage of the shows. For exhibitors, the online shows can allow them to extend their exhibition investments from four days to a six-month integrated marketing program," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions.

"Together, the China Sourcing Fairs and Online Sourcing Fairs combine the face-to-face exhibition experience with online technology that greatly enhances the productivity of attending trade shows for both buyers and suppliers. No other industry players offer this. It is an exclusive, next-generation trade show platform from Global Sources that substantially changes the export trade industry," said Wong.

One exhibitor at the Fairs, Marketing Director of Shenzhen Longhorn Technology Co., Yang Hui, said: "We definitely noticed an increase in the number of buyers at the show. We met some big names and a lot of buyers from emerging markets. This was one of our most productive trade shows of the year. The online show will further allow us to generate more awareness for our company and products long after the physical shows have ended."

Upcoming China Sourcing Fairs in Mumbai and Johannesburg

China Sourcing Fairs are scheduled in Mumbai, Nov. 23-25, and Johannesburg, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2011. Both events will give Greater China suppliers of consumer products a chance to tap into both of these booming, emerging markets. Buyers interested in attending the shows can find details and pre-register at http://www.chinasourcingfairs.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 million international buyers, including 85 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 40 office locations and a community of over 3 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.

Global Sources Press Contact in Asia

Camellia So

Tel: +852-2555-5021

e-mail: cso@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia

Suzanne Wang

Tel: +852-2555-4747

e-mail: investor@globalsources.com



Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.

James W.W. Strachan

Tel: +1-480-664-8309

e-mail: strachan@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.

Mary Magnani & Cathy Mattison

LHA

Tel: +1-415-433-3777

e-mail: mmagnani@lhai.com



Source: Global Sources
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