Global Sources 2016 fall trade shows in Hong Kong to feature more than 8,500 booths of electronics, gifts, home and fashion items
Startup Launchpad expands to showcase a broad range of new, innovative products
HONG KONG, September 28, 2016 – Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) will be launching its 2016 fall trade show series at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo from Oct. 11 to 29, 2016. Thousands of electronics, gifts and home, and fashion exhibitors are expected to showcase their hottest products at more than 8,500 booths across three shows:
World’s largest electronics sourcing event
Global Sources Electronics, the world’s largest electronics sourcing trade show, will feature 6,000 booths of the latest electronics from Greater China, Korea and across Asia. A number of unique experience and demo zones, the Startup Launchpad pavilion, and an informative conference program will provide attendees with insights into rapidly accelerating innovation and technologies from across the region.
Running from Oct. 11 to 14, the first phase of Global Sources Electronics includes 3,500 booths and will focus on consumer electronics, security products and electronic components. The second phase, Mobile Electronics, will take place from Oct. 18 to 21 and will showcase the latest smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories.
The show will also feature several Experience Zones where buyers can gain first-hand experience of emerging and rapidly-growing electronics categories including virtual reality, drones, outdoor and sports electronics, sports and health products, wearables and personal electric transporters.
President of Global Sources Electronics Group, Tommy Wong, said: “Global Sources always aims to promote hot electronics categories that are driving innovation. The Virtual Reality & Gaming Pavilion is biggest in Asia with more than 330 booths. This fall, we will also launch a Smart Living Pavilion and Outdoor Electronics Pavilion to showcase the latest gadgets in these hot categories. Our show is indeed the best platform to spot innovations from the hottest electronics categories across Asia.”
Asia’s first Smart Living Pavilion
Smart Living Pavilion is a brand-new pavilion co-located with the Mobile Electronics show covering smart security, energy management, entertainment, and appliances and gadgets. The fast-growing smart home market sector is expected to reach US$121.73 billion by 2022.
In collaboration with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the Smart Living Experience Showcase will be a “live” on-site smart home that incorporates advanced automation systems to provide inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over various home devices.
Startup Launchpad expands to showcase a diverse range of new products
Startup Launchpad will showcase the largest collection of consumer electronics startups in Asia. With 150 emerging hardware startups presenting their latest tech products, buyers can discover new products at both phases of the Global Sources Electronics show.
Its conference track and pavilion offer buyers the chance to see the latest innovations and be first to market with consumer-ready products across a range of categories. Attendees will also gain insights from 34 industry thought leaders who will share their knowledge of market trends and concepts. More information is available at http://www.launchpadhk.com/.
Comprehensive consumer products trade shows to cover Gifts, Home and Fashion items
The Gift and Home show will be held concurrently with Mobile Electronics from Oct. 18 to 21. With its focus on creative and eco-friendly gifts, premiums and home products from China and across Asia, the show will present buyers with a wide variety of creative, high-quality and smart products.
Marking its 10th anniversary this fall, Global Sources Fashion is the largest one-stop fashion sourcing event in Hong Kong and is scheduled to be held from Oct. 26 to 29. The show will feature some 1,700 booths of stylish fashion products including apparel, fashion jewelry, underwear and swimwear, scarves, footwear and fabric. The show will also showcase the largest collection of bags and luggage in Hong Kong.
Top buyers from 150 countries and territories expected to attend
The 2016 fall Global Sources trade shows are set to welcome tens of thousands of international buyers from more than 150 countries, including executives from many top global brands and retailers including Acer, Adidas, Amazon, Best Buy, Brookstone, Canon, Carrefour, Dolby, eBay, El Corte Ingles, Fossil, Gap, Givenchy, H&M, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Kate Spade, Li & Fung, Metro, Office Depot, Panasonic, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, Sony, Target, Tesco, The Home Depot, Yamaha, Woolworths and Zalora.
Global Sources trade shows are complemented year-round by 13 industry-specialized websites accessible from GlobalSources.com. Updated daily, each site delivers exclusive content, including Analyst’s Choice which provides an unbiased selection of new and innovative products from exhibitors, advertisers, non-advertisers, startups and leading brands in the region.
For more information about Global Sources trade shows, please visit http://www.globalsources.com/exhibitions. More information about Global Sources is also available at the company’s corporate site (http://www.corporate.globalsources.com/), Facebook and Twitter (/globalsources).
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 Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
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 and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.
Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.