HONG KONG, April 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL
) opened two China Sourcing Fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo -- the largest trade shows ever to be held at the new, state-of-the-art venue. The April 15-18 China Sourcing Fairs are:
-- Electronics & Components -- Hong Kong's most comprehensive electronics and components show featuring over 1,700 booths with over 1,300 new exhibitors from Greater China. -- Fashion Accessories -- Hong Kong's new specialized fashion accessories trade show with over 500 booths and a wide selection of new suppliers and creative designs.
Global Sources Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: ''This is a historic day for Hong Kong and Global Sources. Through the China Sourcing Fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo, we will bring tens of thousands of international buyers to meet the largest group of mainland China suppliers to ever exhibit in Hong Kong.
''The Fairs also mark a new era for Hong Kong's exhibition industry, and represent a new benchmark for buyer and supplier convenience and opportunity.'' Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited, Nicolas Borit, said: ''With the first series of China Sourcing Fairs, which are utilizing all our facilities at AsiaWorld-Expo in April, we are delighted to welcome all trade buyers and visitors to this largest exhibition and events center in Hong Kong.''
World's largest buyers pre-registered to attend
Tens of thousands of buyers have pre-registered to attend the Fairs, including:
-- Electronics & Components: Representatives from Circuit City, one of U.S. leading consumer electronics providers; Samsung, the world's third-largest cell phone maker; Staples, the world's largest office product retailer; plus 3M, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Flextronics, General Electric, Best Buy and OfficeMax. -- Fashion Accessories: Representatives from the GAP, the world's largest specialty apparel retailer; Coles Myer, the largest retailer in Australia; plus Walt Disney
, Li & Fung, Liz Claiborne, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger.