Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs' spring series opens with new lifestyle theme

 Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs' spring series opens with new lifestyle

Shows run from April 19 to 22 at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo

PR Newswire

HONG KONG, April 19, 2013

HONG KONG, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL)
spring consumer goods shows open today with a focus on high-quality,
eco-friendly, innovative and socially-compliant products in the areas of
decorating, living and giving, three product lines which increasingly resonate
with the lifestyle of today's consumers.


The co-located events, China Sourcing Fairs: Solar & Energy Saving Products,
Christmas & Seasonal Products, Gifts & Premiums, Home Products and Korea
Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums run from April 19 to 22 at Hong Kong's

Recognizing the benefits which a one-stop, single-location sourcing platform
provides, major buyers pre-registered to attend the shows include AEON, Canon,
Carlsberg, Carrefour, Coles Group Asia, Costco, Disney Parks, Dollar General,
Forever Gifts, Hallmark Cards, Hugo Boss, Kingfisher, Kmart, LG Electronics,
Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Office Depot, Samsonite, Sanrio, Tesco, The
Children's Place, Toys"R"Us and Woolworths.

"Global Sources continues to address market changes with the China Sourcing
Fairs for the benefit of both buyers and exhibitors. An example of this is the
new DIY & Home Improvement pavilion," said Tommy Wong, President of Global
Sources Exhibitions. "With the widespread availability of easy-to-install and
use products, and the current spending habits of cost-wary consumers, we are
witnessing an increase in global DIY and this new pavilion allows our buyers
and exhibitors to capitalize on a booming market sector forecast to reach
$716.2 billion in size by 2015."

The spring Fairs also include a "Modern Dining" product showcase where buyers
can enjoy a more convenient and effective way to locate and source in-demand
kitchen and tableware products, while exhibitors benefit from additional brand
exposure. Onsite video chat even enables suppliers who do not have booths on
the show floor to discuss and negotiate with buyers in real-time.

"The prime manufacturing base for many 'Lifestyle' related products is right
here on Hong Kong's doorstep in China and many Chinese suppliers of quality
products such as the growing housewares and specialties segment-- a market
forecast to be worth $67.4 billion by the end of 2016-- find it easy and
convenient to exhibit at the shows," Wong added.

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:

  oPrivate Sourcing Eventsallow pre-selected exhibitors exclusive
    opportunities to meet large global companies in private during the shows.
    Sourcing teams from buyers including Amazon, Auchan, Creata, E-mart, First
    Act, Namibia Breweries and RSI are scheduled to participate, representing
    combined annual sales of more than US$510 billion.
  oColor Trends Area in Hall 5 features color forecasts for gifts, premiums
    and home products.
  oFree conference programs help international buyers source more efficiently
    from China. The conferences provide an in-depth analysis of China sourcing
    practices and hot industry trends.

Opening times for the Hong Kong China Sourcing Fairs are:

  oApril 19-21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  oApril 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Buyers can find more information, including details about free transport to
the venue and back, at the China Sourcing Fairs website:

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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 Asiaand the world using
English-language media such as online marketplaces
(, print and digital magazines, sourcing research
reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

More than 1 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 andwin orders from buyers in more than
240countries 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 more than 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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