Global Sources offers aids to enhance experience of buyers and suppliers in live B2B sourcing show amid pandemic

Finance | 25 Oct 2021 7:00 am

In keeping with the highest standard in the exhibition industry, Global Sources has put considerable efforts in revolutionizing the traditional exhibition model, to enable the participation of buyers and suppliers around the world in the event amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

From today to October 27, Global Sources Fall 2021 Show Series takes over Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo, encompassing products of eight categories: Consumer Electronics, Electronic Components, Mobile Electronics, Smart Home & Appliances, Home & Kitchen, Tech Gifts, Lifestyle, and Fashion. As of late October, the number of visitor registration has reached more than 14,000.

In view of the pandemic-related restrictions, Global Sources, Asia's leading exhibition platform has launched the Sourcing and Show Ambassador services to transcend the geographical limitation between the international buyers and suppliers; and organized Private Product Presentations where they are held in conference rooms with online meeting equipment, so that the VIP buyers can examine the products of interest as closely as possible. 

Ambassadors at your service

If physical attendance in the exhibition is not possible, the Sourcing and Show Ambassadors services can solve the problem on both the buyers’ and suppliers’ ends. 

Two Sourcing Ambassadors, who are also experienced buyers themselves, have been recruited by Global Sources to serve VIP overseas buyers. Before the actual walk tour, the Sourcing Ambassador would meet with the buyers to understand their interests and specific requirements for products. Based on the buyers’ preferences, they would visit the selected booths for the buyers.

Utilizing augmented reality (AR) on RealWear glasses and a 5G smartphone on gimbal, the Sourcing Ambassador could let the buyers join in the walk tour and connect with the exhibitors in a real-time trilateral engagement through teleconferencing solutions provided by Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Over 70% of the exhibition suppliers have registered for the Show Ambassador service. As representatives of the suppliers, all Show Ambassadors have a professional background in hospitality or customer service to ensure a high-quality service standard. They would assist the suppliers with the stall arrangement and product showcase.  

They have been through operation training conducted by Global Sources and online briefing with the supplier they are representing in order to acquire a thorough understanding of the products and the companies they are representing. 

Private Product Presentations will be held at an exclusive venue to present products of Consumer Electronics, Mobile Electronics, Lifestyle and Fashion for VIP buyers. There would be at least 100 presentation sessions during the exhibition.

Source smarter in a secure manner

To ensure a positive sourcing experience, Global Sources maintains the Supplier Verification Process through checks of business registration, face-to-face verification, and an optional paid Supplier Capability Assessment by a third party with a rigorous standard in place for exhibiting suppliers.

Buyers can also refer to a supplier’s Star Ranking and Business Registration Profile, which provides impartial and vital business metrics for all Verified Suppliers.

Make sure you grasp this exclusive opportunity and register here now.


Global Sources Fall 2021 Show Series

Date: from October 25 to 27

Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo

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