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New Shanghai Trade Shows for Fashion Accessories and Baby & Children's Products Enable Suppliers to Sell into Huge China Market

Global Sources Ltd.
2007-02-28 16:10 1280

Global Sources Extends China Sourcing Fairs

from Global Exports to Encompass B2B Sales in China

HONG KONG, Feb. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) plans to offer suppliers new channels to sell into the booming China domestic B2B market through its China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories ( www.chinasourcingfair.com/sh-fa ) and China Sourcing Fair: Baby & Children's Products ( www.chinasourcingfair.com/sh-bcp ), first scheduled for Dec. 13 - 15, 2007 in Shanghai, China, and every June and December in 2008 and thereafter.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200701111135-min.jpg )

The Fairs are to be co-located at Shanghai's largest purpose-built exhibition venue, the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre.

Building on Strong China Presence and Infrastructure

Global Sources Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: "These new shows are important steps in our strategy to expand our presence in China's domestic B2B market. They extend the China Sourcing Fair brand and the Fashion Accessories and Baby & Children's Products export channels to the China domestic market.

"These initiatives are a natural extension for us and build on our export-focused online marketplaces, magazines and shows in these categories. Plus, we will leverage our sales organization, customers, content and China infrastructure to develop these categories to their fullest potential. Our goal is to help existing customers and other suppliers sell to volume buyers in the fastest-growing economy in the world.

Location Offers Great Potential

"Shanghai is the ideal location, with a population of over 18 million people and more than 100 million consumers in the surrounding area. As the home of China's fashion industry, Shanghai is known as the 'Paris of the East.' In addition, it is headquarters for more than 300 international buying offices plus thousands of domestic buying offices.

"The Fashion Accessories show will build on its established base and growing success in Hong Kong. Baby & Children's Products also offers suppliers a tremendous market opportunity, as 27 percent of China's 1.3 billion people are 14 or younger."

Global Export & China Domestic Trade Shows -- Hong Kong, Dubai & Shanghai

Products to be exhibited at the Fashion Accessories show include handbags; hats and caps; scarves and shawls; fashion jewelry; and casual and fashion footwear.

The Baby & Children's show aims to focus on garments and footwear; toys, games and puzzles; children's furniture; educational products; and prams and strollers.

Global Sources now offers suppliers face-to-face access to buyers in major sourcing, export and re-export hubs. The full line-up of specialized China Sourcing Fairs includes:

-- Hong Kong

Every April and October, suppliers can meet and sell to buyers from

North America, Europe and across Asia at the China Sourcing Fairs:

Electronics & Components, Gifts & Home Products, Fashion Accessories

and Underwear & Swimwear.

-- Dubai

From June 11-13, 2007, the Gifts & Home Products show in Dubai will

give China suppliers direct access to the wealthy Middle East market,

plus buyers from India and the Sub-Continent, North Africa and the

Russian Federation. The first show is expected to host more than 400

booths.

-- Shanghai

The China Sourcing Fairs: Fashion Accessories and Baby &

Children's Products in Shanghai help suppliers sell into China -- the

largest and fastest-growing market in the world for many consumer

products. From 2008, the show is scheduled to be held every June and

December.

Specialized Global Sources trade magazines, websites and China Sourcing Fairs

The China Sourcing Fairs ( http://www.chinasourcingfair.com ) are an important part of Global Sources' sourcing and product information services which also include Global Sources trade magazines, Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) and Global Sources Direct ( http://www.globalsourcesdirect.com ). For more information about Global Sources, visit http://www.corporate.globalsources.com .

Suppliers wishing to book booths at any of the China Sourcing Fairs may contact exhibit@chinasourcingfair.com . Buyers may pre-register for the Fairs at http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company and a primary facilitator of two-way 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 key business segment facilitates trade from the world to Greater 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 560,000 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 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 1.8 million products and more than 150,000 suppliers annually through 13 online marketplaces, 11 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 16 trade shows, including eight China Sourcing Fairs. Suppliers receive more than 10 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 36 years. In mainland China it has over 1,600 team members in 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 Investor Contact in Asia:

Eddie Heng

Tel: +65-6547-2850

Email: eheng@globalsources.com

Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:

James W.W. Strachan

Tel: +1-602-978-7504

Email: strachan@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:

Kirsten Chapman & Moriah Shilton

Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.

Tel: +1-415-433-3777

Email: cmattsion@lhai.com

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