Global Sources Signs on Shows at AsiaWorld-Expo Through 2018
Global Sources renewed its contract to host its trade shows at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018 for approximately US$23.1 million. The company will retain the right to host its events twice a year - in April and October - at AWE.
In 2014, these shows attracted nearly 143,000 buyers and featured more than 14,200 booths.
"Since 2006, we've hosted all of our primary shows in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo and it has proven to be a popular venue for overseas buyers and suppliers across Asia to meet and do business," said Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources.
He added, "For example, our Electronics show has become the number one industry show in Asia. Among the buyers attending our shows in 2014 were Amazon, Best Buy, Chubb, Dicksons, El Corte Ingles, Foxconn, Gap, Hallmark Cards, Intel, Jumbo, Konka, Lenovo, Monster Products, Nike, Osim, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Rewe Far East, Samsung, Toshiba, Uniden Japan, Vertu, Woolworths, Xiaomi, Yazaki and ZTE.
Au said that Global Sourceswere one of the first tenants to sign with AsiaWorld-Expo Management in 2004 and “the new contract represents our commitment to this amazing venue and Hong Kong's trade show industry.”
Global Sources hosts more than 20 trade shows annually at AsiaWorld-Expo covering industries, including Consumer Electronics, Electronic Components, Mobile Electronics, Security Products, Gifts & Premiums, Home Products, Fashion Accessories, Garments & Textiles and Underwear & Swimwear.
The events showcase quality suppliers from China and throughout Asia.
"Buyers come to our trade shows to meet directly with suppliers they've discovered through our online, print and other integrated media. The shows are a vital part of the unique value we offer our buyer and supplier communities," Au said.