|By PR Newswire||
|April 12, 2014 01:00 AM EDT||
HONG KONG, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) China Sourcing Fairs spring electronics series opened today at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo featuring more than 4,200 booths of quality, in-demand consumer electronics and accessories, mobile devices and iProducts accessories, in-car electronics and GPS, telecom products, computer peripherals, security products and electronic components. Co-located with the shows, China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless is debuting as the first and largest sourcing show of its kind in Asia. The Fairs run from April 12 to 15.
The Fairs comprise four co-located events: China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Mobile & Wireless, Security Products and the Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components.
"With 7 percent growth over 2013, this year's sold out China Sourcing Fairs spring electronics shows are the largest we've hosted. The Fairs are also Asia's largest consumer electronics sourcing event and one of the fastest growing trade shows of its kind anywhere in the world," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions.
"The spring's electronics shows also see the launch of our Mobile & Wireless show which has been extremely well received by suppliers with more than 1,050 booths sold out two months before the show opening. This demonstrates the high level of demand for smart connected devices and related accessories and the value Greater China and Asian suppliers attach to Global Sources' world-leading trade fairs."
Global buyers expected to attend include Amazon, Best Buy, Carrefour, Hyundai, Intel, Intelbras, Lenovo, Philips, PIT, Samsung, Sony and many more.
The Fairs are also supported by more than 20 organizations such as the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Hong Kong Exporters' Association, Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, Hong Kong Consumer Electronics Alliance, Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, Hong Kong Security Association, Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce, Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association and the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
"Global Sources is committed to establishing Mobile & Wireless as the leading showcase for the vast and growing market of connected devices," said Wong. "We are therefore pleased to announce that this year's opening keynote will focus on wearable technology, one of the key tech trends of 2014 with 90 million wearable devices expected to ship this year."
Wearable Technology in 2014: What Does it Need to Succeed? will be presented by Sonny Vu, Founder and CEO of Misfit Wearables, and Jesse Fang, Vice President of Intel Corporation. A panel discussion on the future development of the wearables sector will follow the keynote presentation.
Highly specialized pavilions
This spring's China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components features Asia's largest in-car electronics & GPS pavilion and Hong Kong's largest computer peripherals & networking products pavilion. Other product pavilions include audio & video, consumer electronics & accessories, electronic components, interconnects, power supplies, telecom products, cloud technology and computer bags & cases.
The new Mobile & Wireless event showcases many hot-ticket items including smartphones & tablets, mobile power, Bluetooth products and iProducts & mobile devices accessories.
Pavilions at the China Sourcing Fair: Security Products cover access controls, alarms, CCTV & digital surveillance and home & system integration products.
Other value-added services
Global Sources offers a full range of complimentary services to maximize buyer and supplier's trade efficiency:
- Before and during the shows, the China Sourcing Fair Mobile app provides a searchable exhibitor directory with product profiles, interactive floor plan and conference information.
- At the shows, conference topics cover sourcing in China, mobile and wireless products' development and the online marketplace.
- Smart wristband for exclusive VIP buyers to enjoy premium services at the Fairs.
- VIP buyer office suites provide selected buyers with an on-site mobile office greatly enhancing their sourcing effectiveness at the show.
- Private Sourcing Events allow pre-selected exhibitors exclusive opportunities to meet large global companies in private. Fourteen sourcing teams from buyers including Alliance Boots, First Act, Intelbras, Monster Cable, Mugen Power, Philips, PIT, Portalux, Valore and William E. Connor & Associates are scheduled to participate, representing combined annual sales of more than US$482 billion.
Opening times for the Hong Kong China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Mobile & Wireless, Security Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components are:
- April 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
More information can be found at the China Sourcing Fairs website: http://www.chinasourcingfair.com
More information about Global Sources is available on the company's corporate site (http://www.corporate.globalsources.com), Facebook 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 core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.
More than 1 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 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.
Global Sources' other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.
Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.
Press Contact in Asia
Investor Contact in Asia
Tel: (852) 2555-5021
Tel: (852) 2555-4747
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
Press Contact in U.S.
Investor Contact in U.S.
Tel: (1-480) 664-8309
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (1-415) 433-3777
e-mail: [email protected]
SOURCE Global Sources
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
Feb. 7, 2016 07:00 AM EST Reads: 101
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
Feb. 6, 2016 03:30 PM EST Reads: 709
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Feb. 6, 2016 03:15 PM EST Reads: 328
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Feb. 6, 2016 02:30 PM EST Reads: 355
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Feb. 6, 2016 01:30 PM EST Reads: 345
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
Feb. 6, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 541
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
Feb. 6, 2016 11:00 AM EST
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Feb. 6, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 121
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Feb. 6, 2016 09:00 AM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Feb. 6, 2016 05:00 AM EST Reads: 332
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Feb. 5, 2016 09:00 PM EST Reads: 775
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Feb. 2, 2016 02:00 PM EST Reads: 406
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Feb. 2, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 839
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless...
Feb. 1, 2016 05:00 AM EST Reads: 923
The IoT's basic concept of collecting data from as many sources possible to drive better decision making, create process innovation and realize additional revenue has been in use at large enterprises with deep pockets for decades. So what has changed? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Prasanna Sivaramakrishnan, Solutions Architect at Red Hat, discussed the impact commodity hardware, ubiquitous connectivity, and innovations in open source software are having on the connected universe of people, thi...
Jan. 31, 2016 09:00 PM EST Reads: 718
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
Jan. 31, 2016 07:15 PM EST Reads: 1,135
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, showed how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants received the download information, scripts, and complete end-t...
Jan. 31, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,201
For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a jumping-off point for innovation, jobs, and revenue creation. But to adequately seize the opportunity, manufacturers must design devices that are interconnected, can continually sense their environment and process huge amounts of data. As a first step, manufacturers must embrace a new product development ecosystem in order to support these products.
Jan. 31, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 798
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, discussed how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the dat...
Jan. 30, 2016 07:45 PM EST Reads: 775
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
Jan. 30, 2016 03:45 PM EST Reads: 1,259