Global Sources' Fall Electronics Show Has 15-percent Booth Increase

August 23, 2011

Booth space at the collocated China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Security Products, Solar & Energy Saving Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, scheduled Oct. 12-15, has been completely sold out.

When the show opens its doors, attendees will have the ability to peruse 3,800 booths at Hong Kong-based AsiaWorld-Expo, a 15-percent increase, compared with last year’s event.

"Our electronics shows continue to attract the world's top buyers and this is driving demand for exhibitor space at our shows,” said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions. “This year, we sold out all booths two months ahead of the shows, which is earlier than any of our previous fall electronics events.”

He added, "The global consumer electronics sector is driven by rapid innovation. Consumers want the latest, greatest personal digital electronics, tablet computers, mobile phones, computer peripherals and accessories and this is a win-win-win for our buyers, suppliers and Global Sources.”

In the first five months of 2011, Sales generated from the electronics and information manufacturing industry in mainland China reached approximately $428 billion, representing a year-on-year growth of 21.6 percent, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Most of the exhibitors at the upcoming show are from Mainland China, but there also are products coming from Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, India, the Philippines, Australia and Italy, according to show organizers.

Highlights of the four-day event include the iProducts pavilion, which will be twice the size of last year’s and will feature the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories.

Other product pavilions on tap include GPS, telecom, computer, networking products, personal digital electronics, consumer electronics and accessories, home entertainment and equipment, electronic components, interconnection technology, power supplies, wireless products, bags and cases and mobile phones.

Attendance at the October show is expected to be strong.

"Buyer participation at our electronics shows is in a vigorous upturn," Wong said. "Attendance at the spring 2011 show reached 33,549 buyers, up 18.7 percent year-on-year. This increase is the result of a strengthening global economy and an increasing demand for the latest electronic gadgets and components."

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