Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories on Track to be 30-percent Larger

September 19, 2011

Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories exhibition still is more than a month away but not only is its showfloor already sold out, but it’s also on track to be 30-percent larger than last year’s show.

"Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions.

He added, "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have been sold out well in advance and this represents a remarkable 30 percent growth from a year ago."

The show, which was launched in 2006, is scheduled to run on Oct. 27-30 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories will be collocated with China Sourcing Fairs: Garments & Textiles, Underwear & Swimwear and India Sourcing Fair: Garments & Accessories.

These product lines have seen strong export growth leading to a surge in the events.

 In the first seven months of 2011, mainland China's apparel and accessories industry generated sales of US$83.12 billion, up by 24.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to mainland China Customs statistics.

Several of the pavilions at the October event are expected to be larger, including fashion jewelry and bags, socks and headwear and scarves and gloves.

Most of the exhibitors will be from Mainland China, but buyers also can have the opportunity to see fashion products from other places such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, South Korea and the Philippines.

Buyers attending the spring 2011 event included Collezione, Fairweather, Folli Follie, Kookai, Levi's, Next, O'Neill, Polo Ralph Lauren, Quiksilver and Samsonite, and organizers of the fall event expect to have the same level of visitors.

To boost sourcing productivity for buyers and exhibition investment for suppliers before, during and after the physical shows, the China Sourcing Fair series in Hong Kong this October will be complemented by respective online shows, according to Global Sources’ officials.

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