Booths at China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components sold out three months ahead of show opening date

Booths at China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components sold out three months
                          ahead of show opening date

Buyer and supplier demand in vigorous upturn; show to run Oct. 12-15 and
occupy all 10 halls of Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo

PR Newswire

HONG KONG, July 10, 2013

HONG KONG, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All exhibitor booths at Global
Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, one of
the largest consumer electronics exhibitions in Asia, are sold out  a full
three months ahead of the scheduled show opening date on Oct. 12, 2013 in Hong


Offering an efficient, one-stop sourcing experience all under one roof, the
show is a must-visit event for buyers from around the world looking to source
the latest consumer electronics products.

"The early sell-out of our electronics show demonstrates the effectiveness of
this trade platform for both buyers and suppliers. We are looking forward to
another successful show following the spring edition, which attracted more
than 37,000 buyers from 144 countries and regions," said Tommy Wong, President
of Global Sources Exhibitions.

Buyer attendance at the spring 2013 edition was up by 10 percent year-on-year
and included globally notable giants such as BenQ, Best Buy, Canon, Fujitsu,
Intel, Intelbras, JVC KENWOOD, LG Electronics, Li & Fung, Monster Cable,
Panasonic, Tesco, Toshiba and Vodafone.

The fall show will continue to offer the hottest electronics products and will
feature Asia's largest mobile and wireless pavilion, Asia's largest in-car
electronics and GPS pavilions, Hong Kong's largest computer peripherals and
terminals, networking products pavilions and Hong Kong's largest telecom
products pavilion.

"According to Global Sources' most recent China exporter survey, 81 percent of
electronics suppliers are particularly upbeat on sales growth in 2013,"
mentioned Wong. "Whilst the US and the EU will remain major markets due to the
robust demand for consumer electronics, suppliers are expecting a surge of
shipments to emerging markets, thanks in part to the business opportunities
and reach our shows provide."

The 10th anniversary of China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

This fall also marks the 10th anniversary of the China Sourcing Fair:
Electronics & Components.

"The last 10 years have seen the Fair go from strength to strength to become
an important fixture on the calendar of many of the world's largest buyers
because of our unwavering focus on facilitating efficient trade between Asia
and the world," explained Wong. "The Fair has grown more than six times since
2003 and established itself as one of the largest consumer electronics shows
in Asia. It is an ideal platform for dynamic and innovative Greater China
suppliers to showcase their products."

As a complementary service, Show Online will provide an online platform for
buyers to boost their sourcing productivity by allowing them to connect with
suppliers before, during and after the physical shows. "This is a win-win
benefit for both buyer and supplier alike since, not only does it become
easier for buyers to find and connect with quality suppliers, it also greatly
improves the visibility of suppliers' products," said Wong.

For more information about the Fair or to pre-register to get free entry to
the show, please visit .

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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 95 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 provide 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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