Global Sources Fall 2018 trade shows to feature more than 9,000 booths
Events showcase the latest electronics, lifestyle and fashion products
HONG KONG, September 27, 2018 – Global Sources will host its 2018 fall trade show series at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo from October 11 to 30. With more than 9,000 booths, attendees will be able to meet suppliers face to face and see the latest products at four events:
World’s largest electronics sourcing trade fair
Global Sources Electronics is the company’s flagship show. Comprising two phases, Consumer Electronics and Mobile Electronics, it will feature 7,500 booths of the hottest electronics products from verified suppliers. Exhibitors hail from Greater China, Korea, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, India, Luxembourg, Singapore, Turkey, the Philippines and Bulgaria. The show will also feature product launches, experience and demo zones, conference programs and Startup Launchpad to offer attendees insights into rapidly accelerating technologies in the region.
Consumer Electronics will run from October 11 to 14 with 3,800 booths of home, outdoor, auto electronics, gaming, smart living, components, commercial electronics, and computer and accessories. Mobile Electronics is scheduled to take place from October 18 to 21 and will feature 3,700 booths of mobile devices and accessories, VR/AR, wearables, and mobile speakers and headphones.
Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, said: “Global Sources’ focus on innovative, novelty and high demand products makes our shows must-attend event for buyers from all over the world. We are constantly observing and analyzing industry and consumer trends across every vertical, to adapt our trade-show offerings so that they meet buyers’ current and future sourcing needs.”
New highlights this October include the “Goldenears Choice” Audio Excellence Award co-organized with the China Audio Industry Association featuring 20 selected products, the launch of the Audio Pavilion, responding to rising demand for audio products with a dedicated sourcing zone of 400 booths, live e-sports performances, Brand Zone and AIOT Park.
Other highlights of the show include Hong Kong’s largest collections of auto electronics, gaming, smart living, computer products and personal transporters, as well as Asia’s biggest outdoor electronics selection. Pavilions for outdoor electronics, mobile accessories, speakers and headphones, VR & AR, wearables; and smartphones and tablets also rank the largest in Asia. Expanded selections for the October show include gaming, personal transporters, artificial intelligence, AIoT, speakers & headphones and wireless charging. To spotlight high-growth product categories, Analyst’s Choice Zone is set to host product launch areas and product demo displays.
Tech conferences focusing on cutting-edge technology and industry applications
Global Sources Electronics will host a series of on-site conferences to cover AI, IoT, e-sports & gaming, and VR/AR. Top industry experts will share their views on market trends and industry development.
The premier sourcing platform for hardware & retail solution startups
Startup Launchpad is a premier sourcing platform that facilitates global distribution between hardware & retail solution startups and renowned online and offline retailers. Staged at the Mobile Electronics show, it will bring together 300 startups from 21 countries and regions to showcase new innovations covering IoT, wearables, smart home, robotics, VR/AR, supply chain, POS and other high-growth categories.
Startup Launchpad’s full-fledged conference program will gather more than 50 thought leaders to share insights on the Future of Retail over 2 days. This Fall sees the addition of an Ecosystem Day, where various players in different markets will inform startups on the resources and funding available in their respective markets. The Startup Launchpad Investment Competition will also return this Fall catering to startups seeking investors and investment strategies. More information is available at http://www.launchpadhk.com.
Global Sources Lifestyle x Global Sources Fashion
Global Sources Lifestyle and Global Sources Fashion will be co-located at Asiaworld-Expo from October 27 to 30 to leverage the strengths of both fairs, offering a brand new sourcing experience and providing attendees of each show with an expanded range of complementary sourcing options.
Lifestyle show features curated and innovative gifts and home products
Running from October 27 to 30, the new Global Sources Lifestyle show is dedicated to helping buyers find new and creative gifts, premiums and home products from China and across Asia. The show will feature Meet the Millennials, a curation of products that appeal to millennials, and the Lifestyle Live event program, daily live shows on lifestyle product categories hosted by key opinion leaders and influencers. Other show highlights include the Cool Design Awards, Cool Design Gallery, Color Trends Area and New Sourcing Markets Pavilion.
Largest fashion trade fair in Hong Kong
Global Sources Fashion is scheduled to run from October 27 to 30 and to showcase a comprehensive range of fashion products, covering apparel, fashion jewelry, underwear and swimwear, bags and luggage, scarves, footwear and fabrics from Greater China, Korea, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, and elsewhere in Asia. The show features the largest collections of bags and luggage, scarves & gloves sports fashion and active lifestyle, underwear and swimwear products in Hong Kong. Other highlights include conference programs, fashion parades, Young and Rising Designers Corners, Trends Forum, Fashion Tech Zone and the 3Rs Sport shoes Design Competition.
Comprehensive services for online and Amazon sellers
A range of services will enhance the buying experience of online and Amazon sellers and help them source more efficiently. This includes products from verified suppliers and exhibitors that accept small orders, a conference program featuring online retail experts, as well as the Global Sources Summit. Voted Best Amazon Conference in the 2017 Seller Awards, this three-day conference helps intermediate and advanced Amazon and e-commerce sellers source from Asia.
Top buyers from 150 countries and territories expected to attend
Tens of thousands of international top buyers are expected to attend the October 2018 Global Sources trade shows, including executives/purchasing decision makers from Amazon, Best Buy, Burberry, Carrefour, eBay, Gap, H&M, Hasbro, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Levi’s, LG, Li & Fung, Microsoft, Nike, Panasonic, Puma, Qualcomm, Quiksilver, Ralph Lauren, Sears, Skechers, Sony, Swarovski, Target, Tesco and more.
The GlobalSources.com app enables buyers to shortlist exhibitors; find booths, take pictures and then follow exhibitors after the show. Global Sources trade fairs are complemented year-round by 16 industry-specialized websites accessible at GlobalSources.com. Updated daily, each site delivers exclusive content, including Analyst’s Choice products, an unbiased selection of new and innovative items.
Buyers can find more information about the Global Sources trade fairs and pre-register to attend at http://www.globalsources.com/exhibitions.
Global Sources news and updates are also available at http://www.corporate.globalsources.com/, Facebook(@GSExpos) 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 company organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong every April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows. Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows – the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.
The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as trade shows (GlobalSources.com/exhibitions), online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), magazines, and apps.
More than 1.5 million international buyers, including 94 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.
For over 46 years, Global Sources has been serving the B2B industry with a reliable, professional trade platform highly trusted by the Company’s buyer and supplier communities.