Global Sources Launches Mobile & Wireless Show in Hong Kong
A new show that recently was collocated with Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs spring electronics series was the Mobile & Wireless Show.
The shows opened were held at AsiaWorld-Expo and featured more than 4,200 booths filled with consumer electronics and accessories, mobile devices and iProducts accessories, in-car electronics and GPS, telecom products, computer peripherals, security products and electronic components.
The Fairs comprise four collocated 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.
He added, "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 that attended included Amazon, Best Buy, Carrefour, Hyundai, Intel, Intelbras, Lenovo, Philips, PIT, Samsung, Sony and many more.
The Fairs also are 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.
A highlight of the new Mobile & Wireless Show was wearable technology.
"Global Sources is committed to establishing Mobile & Wireless as the leading showcase for the vast and growing market of connected devices," Wongsaid. "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.