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Middle East's Largest-Ever Exhibition of China Suppliers Opens Today in Dubai
Sold-out China Sourcing Fair Brings Quality Suppliers into Heart of Booming Region
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2007 – Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) opened the largest exhibition of quality China suppliers ever held in Dubai, the China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Home Products ( The trade fair, Global Sources' first in the Middle East, is scheduled to run through June 13 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Joining Global Sources chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, at the opening ceremony were:

  • His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, United Arab Emirates;
  • Gao Youzhen, Consul General, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai;
  • Simon Zhang, Counselor of Economic & Commercial Section, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai;
  • Zhang Xijing, Chief Representative, the Gulf Area, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT); and
  • Helal S.K. Almarri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre

Hinrichs said: "To help buyers meet growing market demand for quality, competitively priced merchandise, we've brought the biggest-ever collection of quality suppliers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan together in Dubai. The China Sourcing Fair provides a valuable opportunity for professional buyers throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and the Russian Federation to meet experienced suppliers and do business face-to-face."

Simon Zhang said: "We think China's manufacturing capability is very positively represented at this event. Importers can find quality products at this show, from premiums and home products to consumer electronics and fashion accessories. If you are a buyer, then this event clearly helps you find quality suppliers for a large selection of products."

Almarri said: "We are very pleased to welcome the China Sourcing Fair and I am convinced that this is the ideal platform for visitors from the region to do business with Chinese companies."

Hinrichs added: "We're very excited about the strong buyer turnout for this China Sourcing Fair. Dubai is clearly the place to be.

"As the world's third-largest re-export market after Hong Kong and Singapore, Dubai is the perfect location for the China Sourcing Fair. And seeing the thousands of buyers who attended the Fair today, it's clear that Dubai is an ideal location for buyers in the region who want to source direct from China."

Exclusive Conference on How to Source From China at the China Sourcing Fair Dubai

The three-day event features an exclusive, multi-session conference program focused on "How to Source from China". The conference sessions, presented by leaders in trade with China, cover topics such as working with China suppliers, quality control, payment processing, and shipping & logistics.

"This is the first time ever that a specialized conference program on how to source from China has been presented in Dubai," said Bill Janeri, Global Sources' General Manager for the Middle East.

Over 500 Booths from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

The China Sourcing Fair in Dubai features over 500 booths from Greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Gifts & Home Products

  • Candles & holders
  • Key chains
  • Pen & pencil holders & sets
  • Digital clocks & calculators
  • Decorative wall hangings
  • Bedroom & closet storage
  • Handicrafts
  • Gift tins
  • Cookware sets
  • Bed covers & linens & blankets

Consumer Electronics

  • MP3 players
  • Portable CD/VCD/DVD players
  • Car DVD players
  • Speakers
  • GPS products
  • Combination TVs
  • LCD TVs
  • In-car TVs
  • AC/DC adapters
  • Laptop bags

Fashion Accessories

  • Costume jewelry & earrings
  • Fashion bracelets
  • Men's & women's sports shoes
  • Bra & panty sets
  • Robes & sleepwear
  • Perfumes & oils
  • Tote & beach bags

Baby & Children's Products

  • Inflatable toys
  • Radio-controlled toys
  • Play tents & houses
  • Dollhouses & furniture
  • Balloons
  • Inflatable play structures
  • Kid's table & chair sets
  • Model

More information about the China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Home Products in Dubai is available at .

China Sourcing Fair Complements Global Sources' Total Sourcing Service

The China Sourcing Fairs are part of Global Sources' sourcing and product information services, which include Global Sources trade magazines, Global Sources Online (, Global Sources Direct ( and the China Sourcing Reports ( For more information, visit .

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