Global Sources spring 2018 trade shows to feature more than 9,000 booths

Global Sources spring 2018 trade shows to feature more than 9,000 booths

Global Sources will host its 2018 spring trade show series at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo from April 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.

Global Sources Electronics is the company’s flagship show. Comprising two phases, Consumer Electronics and Mobile Electronics, it will feature 6,600 booths of the hottest electronics products from verified suppliers. Exhibitors are from Greater China, Korea, Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, the Philippines, the U.S. and United Arab Emirates. 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 April 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 April 18 to 21 and will feature 2,800 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 attracting emerging and high demand products to the show make it a must-attend event for international buyers. We are committed to nurturing innovation and technology growth by featuring breakthrough products across a wide range of industries.”

New highlights this spring include the AI Experience Zone, with interactive exhibits of latest artificial intelligence technologies; Gallery X, a showcase of next-generation accessories made for Apple iPhones; and the new pavilions for ADAS & Navigation and Voice-enabled Devices.

Other highlights of the show include Hong Kong’s largest collections of auto electronics, gaming, smart living, and computer and accessories. Pavilions for outdoor electronics, mobile accessories, speakers and headphones, VR & AR, wearables; and smartphones and tablets also rank the largest in Asia. Expanded pavilions for the spring are home electronics and commercial electronics. To spotlight high-growth product categories, Analyst’s Choice Zone is set to host product launch areas and product demo displays.

Global Sources Electronics show will host a series of on-site conferences to cover AI, IoT, smart living, AR/VR/MR and personal transporters. Top industry experts will share their views on market trends and industry development.

Startup Launchpad is Asia’s largest hardware trade show that facilitates global distribution between startups and renowned online and offline retailers. Staged at the Consumer Electronics show, it will bring together 300 startups from 14 countries and regions to showcase new innovations covering IoT, wearables, smart home, robotics, VR/AR and other high-growth categories.

Startup Launchpad’s full-fledged conference program will gather more than 50 thought leaders to share insights on AI, blockchain, machine learning, investment trends, market challenges, and future tech. The second Startup Investors Forum will also take place with more than 200 investors attending to discuss strategies and trends in startup investment and the local Asian startup ecosystem. New this spring is the Startup Launchpad Investment Competition catering to startups seeking investors and investment strategies. More information is available at

Running from April 18 to 21, Global Sources Gifts & Home show is dedicated to helping buyers find new and creative gifts, premiums and home products from China and across Asia. A Hot Product Demo Zone will host live demonstrations of hot and innovative products. Other show highlights include the Cool Design Awards, Cool Design Gallery, Design Corner and New Sourcing Markets Pavilion.

Global Sources Fashion is scheduled to run from April 27 to 30 and to showcase 1,800 booths of fashion products, covering apparel, fashion jewellery, underwear and swimwear, bags and luggage, scarves, footwear and fabrics from Greater China, Korea, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Kenya and other Asian countries. The show features the latest collections of bags and luggage, footwear and sports fashion and active lifestyle products in Hong Kong. Other highlights include conference programs, fashion parades, Young and Rising Designers Corners, Trends Forum, Fashion Tech Zone, Upcycling Footwear Design Competition and New Sourcing Markets Pavilion.

A wide range of services will help enhance the buying experience of online and Amazon sellers and 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 at Seller Awards 2017, the three-day conference helps intermediate and advanced Amazon and e-commerce sellers source from Asia.

Tens of thousands of international top buyers are expected to attend the 2018 spring trade shows, including executives/purchasing decision makers from Adidas, Audiovox, Belkin, BOSE, Clas Ohlson, CISCO, Dell, DEXAM, eBay, Foxconn, Fossil, GAP, Gravis, Hallmark Cards, Honeywell, Huawei, Intel,, JVC Kenwood, Krusell, Li & Fung, Mothercare, Metro Sourcing, NXP Semiconductors, OTIS, Panasonic, Ross Stores, Samsung, Target Australia, Toys”R”Us, Verbatim, Wildix, Yamaha and more.

The 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 Updated daily, each site delivers exclusive content, including Analyst’s Choice products, an unbiased selection of new and innovative items.

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