Hong Kong Trade Show Blog Series – Global Sources as organizer
This blog is part of our ongoing series covering the April Global Sources China Sourcing Fair.
China Sourcing Fair
How can Global Sources organize the big event like China sourcing fair. Hey guys! Follow my fruitful journey to discover some interesting things.
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with greater China.
The core business of Global Sources is to facilitate trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online market places (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.
More than one 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 suppliers. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions on how to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.
The Global Sources China Sourcing Fair takes place twice a year at the AsiaWorld-Expo during Hong Kong’s busiest sourcing seasons.
The big event
From the early morning, the trade show is full of booths with the many suppliers from around the world gathering together, registering before entering this trade show.
If buyers want to enter these halls, they have to buy one badge holder for themselves. The security will base what their role is in the event to decide whether they are allowed to get in or not. Then they go to receive the Buyer Loyalty Card which offers them Octopus metro cards and then they can easily begin discussing and negotiating trade.
More and more people in recent years have been signing up to participate in this event. Global Sources also recruits students from high schools who want to earn money an help buyers find the right hall they want.
I had an interesting conversation with one of students who was working part-time carrying the very tall banner “Ask me”. He was funny and had courage for trying a sourcing fair position for the first time. He said the most difficult thing he had to face was having trouble understanding the many different accents from around the world. He guessed I was from Canada and we laughed a lot.
Fashion accessories and home products show from Hinrich Foundation
Products come from many developing countries across Asia: Philippines, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Feedback from buyer and exhibitor after participating in China sourcing fair
Small investment – Big opportunities
As the organizers of big events and Asia’s leading consumer electronics products show, fashion, garment, textiles and more, Global Sources has showed us the importance of efficient organization, thorough preparation and professionalism down to the smallest detail.
Join this big event which is held annually in late April and October. The event fosters great connection between potential reliable suppliers and buyers worldwide.
About the Author – Phung Le Lam Hai