Global Sources' 2014 spring consumer product shows open today

        Global Sources' 2014 spring consumer product shows open today

China Sourcing Fairs offer expanded sourcing options all under one roof

PR Newswire

HONG KONG, April 27, 2014

HONG KONG, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) China
Sourcing Fairs 2014 spring consumer product show series opens today at Hong
Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo with more than 2,500 booths covering a wide range of
gifts, home products, garments, textiles and fashion accessories. Theseven
industry-specific trade shows run through April 30.

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Top global buyers including Adidas, American Gift, Avon Products, Carrefour,
El Corte Ingles, Fossil Group, Galleria, Li & Fung, Ralph Lauren, Redcats,
Sime Darby, SM Retail, Target and Tupperware are expected to attend the China
Sourcing Fairs: Gifts & Premiums, Home Products, Fashion Accessories, Garments
& Textiles and Underwear & Swimwear plus India Sourcing Fair: Garments &
Accessories and Korea Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums.

"This spring's Fairs offer buyers expanded sourcing options all under one
roof. The Fairs feature the largest range of bags in Hong Kong with more than
300 booths. In addition, the scarves pavilion is the largest of its kind in
Asia showcasing trendy designs from quality suppliers," said Tommy Wong,
President of Global Sources Exhibitions.

The Fairs are supported by a number of organizations, including China Council
for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Pudong Sub-council,
Association of Exporters & Producers of Indonesian Handicraft, Gifts
Association Singapore, Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium Business,
Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Malaysian Retailer-Chains
Association, Shunde Home Appliance Chamber of Commerce and the Taiwan Hat
Exporters' Association.

The majority of booths, some 90 percent, are taken by suppliers who exhibit
exclusively at China Sourcing Fairs and more than 75 percent are direct
manufacturers. This allows buyers a unique opportunity to cut out the
middleman and source directly at competitive prices, with flexible terms for
production and delivery.

Other on-site activities:

  oHosted in cooperation with Fashion Snoops, a global fashion forecasting
    company, Trends Forum in Hall 11 aims to bring visitors up-to-date on
    accessories trends.
  oColor Trends Area in Hall 1 is hosted in conjunction with Pantone,
    world-renowned authority on colors, and will feature Pantone's swatch
    cards, photos, videos and products from pre-selected exhibitors at the
  oTrendy Zone showcases the most stylish fashion-related products from
    pre-selected exhibitors.
  oInternational models will present bags and jewelry from pre-selected
    exhibitors in the Fashion Parade.
  oPrivate Sourcing Events  allow pre-selected exhibitors exclusive
    opportunities to meet large global companies in private during the shows.
    Twenty-six sourcing teams from buyers including Anheuser-Busch InBev,
    Auchan, Carrefour, Esotiq & Henderson, Gloria Jeans, Hermes-OTTO
    International,Kmart,Liverpool, Luxottica, Maracaibo, Okaidi, Shop
    Direct, Store Twenty One and William E. Connor & Associates are scheduled
    to participate, representing combined annual sales of more than US$220

Opening times for the China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong are:

  oApril 27-29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  oApril 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information can be found at the China Sourcing Fairs website:

More information about Global Sources is available on the company's corporate
site (, Facebook and Twitter

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, and
trade shows.

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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