Global Sources' China and India Sourcing Fairs Debut in Brazil with Sold-out Shows

August 19, 2012

Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fairs and collocated India Sourcing Fairs debuted Aug. 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sold-out shows.

The sold-out events were the largest Greater China products exhibitions in Brazil, featuring more than 500 booths.

The success of the combined shows is an indication of the growing importance of trade partnerships between Greater China suppliers and the burgeoning South American market, according to Global Sources’ officials.

The shows are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources and were held Aug. 14-16 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center in Sao Paulo.

Exhibitors mainly were from Greater China and India, representing electronics, gifts and premiums, garments and textiles and hardware and building materials.

The inaugural Fairs received strong support from mainland China and India with group pavilions of Guangdong, Huizhou and Tianjin, the Hong Kong Exporters' Association, Federation of Indian Export Organizations, and leading electronics manufacturers such as TCL, Desay and Foryou Group.

"Brazil's rise to the sixth largest economy in the world signifies a growing market for high-quality goods from China suppliers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions.

He added, "The middle class consumer market in Brazil represents nearly $1 trillion in purchasing power while mainland China has established itself as the country's single largest trade partner.”

The China Sourcing Fairs in Brazil are the most recent additions to the series of fairs held in the up-and-coming markets of Dubai, Mumbai, Johannesburg, and Miami, which serves Latin America.

"The growth in Sino-Brazilian trade is well demonstrated by the early sell out of these inaugural events,” Wong said.

He added, “We expect the Fairs to help establish a strong foundation for China suppliers to tap into the booming South American market.”

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