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Global Sources Mobile Electronics opens today
Meet the new 5G AIoT era

Hong Kong SAR, October 18, 2019 Global Sources Mobile Electronics opens today at AsiaWorld-Expo, a trade show featuring more than 3,700 booths of charging products, mobile speakers and earphones, wearable electronics, smartphones and tablets, protective cases and even repair tools, accessories and services – everything needed to drive new business opportunities in global trade.

Welcoming the era of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), the Mobile Electronics show features AIoT Park, showcasing key mainland China firms Space Holding group, Beidou Industrial Research Institute, Beidou satellite communication industry leader Shouxin Tongda, and live product demos from Insta360, the holder of over 70% market share in the panoramic camera business.

Global Sources has also brought together smart home industry leaders such as Orvibo, CoolKit, Shenzhen Home Smart Tech, Shenzhen Dituo Electronic, BroadLink and Vstarcam to create a one-stop smart home sourcing experience, adding connected home appliances to the product mix and exploring the boundless possibilities of applying the IoT in daily life. In the show’s conference program, 5G & IoT – Enabling Innovation for Tomorrow offers an in-depth understanding of the latest development in the industry.

Audio continues to play an important role at the Mobile Electronics. In addition to 600 booths of audio products including headsets, Bluetooth speakers, True Wireless Stereo (TWS), professional audio products, home audio systems, cables and accessories, Global Sources and China Audio Industry Association (CAIA) are jointly holding the “Golden Ear Choice" Awards Presentation to recognize outstanding products certified by experts as they meet the desired standard.

The Global Sources Innovation Awards Presentation is also scheduled to take place this October and aims to promote exceptional inventions and applications, and to encourage local and overseas companies to pursue innovation and excellence. There are nine prize categories which include Portable Audio, Charging Products, Wearable Electronics, Connected Appliances, Mobile Phones & Tablets, Cases & Covers, Smart Translators, Startups, and Tech Gifts. Companies, experts and media from mainland China and abroad were invited to serve as judges, making the Awards a major event for the industry.

In line with the strong demand for electronic gifts in the market, Global Sources has set up Asia’s one and only exhibition dedicated to electronic gifts, gadgets and corporate premiums. The new Tech Gifts show features 400 booths displaying electronic technology-based gift products, novelty objects and high-end custom gifts. The new show has four product areas: Branding & Exclusive Products, Personal Electronic Gifts, Tech & Gadgets and Corporate Gifts.

Asia's largest exhibition of smart hardware and retail solutions - Startup Launchpad
Startup Launchpad helps mid- to late-stage hardware and retail startups solve market distribution issues. Startup Launchpad is co-located with Global Sources Mobile Electronics and features 200 startups from more than 20 countries and regions such as Japan, South Korea, India and Thailand, demonstrating their innovative electronic products across five categories: At Home, At Work, On the Go, Mind & Body, and Play & Learn.

“Future of Lifestyle” is the theme for conferences and workshops at this October’s Startup Launchpad, with guests from Google, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Uber, AIA, the Peninsula Hotel and Foxconn Technology. After the show, a “Greater Bay Area Ecosystem Tour” is scheduled to take participants on a two-day visit to Shenzhen.

Moreover, the fourth Startup Launchpad Investment Competition (SLIC) is scheduled to be held in mid-October. The top ten finalists from mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden and Thailand will compete for prizes worth HK$500,000.

Other highlights at Global Sources Mobile Electronics involve:
    •  Charging Power Hall (Halls 9 &11)
       Asia’s largest mobile charging product selection exhibiting 400 and more booths of wireless charging, in-car chargers,
       mobile chargers and charging cables.

    •  Analyst’s Choice Zone (Hall 1)
       On-site showcase and experience zone of more than 100 of exhibitors’ latest products in key categories,
       chosen by Global Sources analysts for their new ideas, high quality and innovative technology.

    •  AIoT Park (Hall 7)
       Sourcing zone for smart appliances, including kitchen appliances, smart lighting, health-monitoring and
       connected entertainment products. The show’s Smart Living pavilion also features smart home products
       such as home automation, home monitoring and smart lighting systems.

    •  Conferences (Hall 1)
       Experts and professionals are scheduled to give out talks in multiple conference tracks, consisting of:
       Oct 18     TWS Earphones Summit
                       5G & IoT – Enabling Innovation for Tomorrow
       Oct 19     USB PD & Type-C™ Summit
                       Wireless Charging Summit
       Oct 20     On-Device AI: The Next Smart Thing
       Oct 21     Smart Sourcing & Online Retail Strategies

Developing sustainable exhibitions
Global Sources is committed to building a sustainable exhibition practice. Since 2006, it has partnered with Crossroads International to donate more than five shipping containers worth of materials, including furniture, mobile phone accessories and stationery, to 64 non-profit organizations and social welfare organizations in Hong Kong SAR and in numerous places around the world.

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 SAR 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 through 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 regions.

Over the past 48 years, Global Sources has been serving the B2B industry with a reliable and professional trade platform highly trusted by the Company’s buyer and supplier communities.

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Lierence Li
Tel: (852) 2814-5580/ 6110-8495
e-mail:lierenceli@globalsources.com