Platform for consumer, mobile technologies

money-glitz | Staff reporter 10 Apr 2017

Global Sources Electronics which opens tomorrow at Asia World-Expo is the world's largest electronics sourcing trade show. Held in two stages, it will feature 6,200 booths of the latest electronics from manufacturers and suppliers in Greater China, Korea, and nine other countries. Attendees can also gain insights into the industry's rapidly accelerating innovation and technologies through Startup Launchpad, experience zones and conference programs.

The first phase of Global Sources Electronics will run from tomorrow to Friday with 3,600 booths on consumer electronics, VR and gaming, components and smart living.

The second phase, Mobile Electronics, will run from April 18 to 21 showcasing 2,600 booths of smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories, and AR/VR.

Tommy Wong Tam-wai, president of Global Sources Electronics Group, says: "Global Sources Electronics show has grown by more than 90 percent in the last five years and has established a reputation as a vital platform for buyers worldwide. For more than a decade, Global Sources has been showcasing the hottest electronics product categories and nurturing the growth of technology and innovation."

Smart Living is an example of new innovation. It is a new pavilion in the first phase of the electronics show and covers smart security, energy management, entertainment, appliances, and gadgets. Other new pavilions include Health and Wellness, Commercial Electronics, and Electric Personal Transporters.

Also new this spring is the e-commerce pavilion featuring the ready-to-buy zone and exhibitors who are keen to do business with online and Amazon buyers.

The show will also feature a number of experience zones for high-growth categories. Products include virtual reality and gaming, AR/VR, electric personal transporters and drones.

Global Sources Electronics show will host a series of on-site conferences to cover smart living, AR/VR/MR, autonomous vehicles and personal transporters. Top industry experts will share their views on market trends as well as industry development. The second phase of the show will host the Global Sources Summit, an intensive three-day sourcing and selling workshop for online and Amazon sellers.

A Startup Launchpad will showcase innovation and facilitate global distribution.

The launchpad will be the largest collection of hardware startups in Asia. Spanning across both phases of the Global Sources Electronics show and featuring 200 startups, the pavilions give buyers the chance to be the first to market with shelf-ready emerging products.

Its conference program covers emerging product trends covering topics from autonomous vehicles and health tech, to sports wearables and the Internet of Things.

The Gifts & Home show will be held concurrently with Mobile Electronics from April 18 to 21 to feature a wide variety of gifts, premiums and home products.

It will include a creative design pavilion and a living and giving gallery where attendees can see interactive displays and product demonstrations. The show will help buyers to source creative, curated and innovative products from Greater China and across Asia.

Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong's largest, one-stop fashion sourcing show is scheduled to run from April 27 to 30. The show will feature 1,700 booths of accessories, sportswear, fabrics and apparel from China, India, South Korea and throughout ASEAN.

This spring, the Bags and Luggage and Footwear pavilions have been expanded. Other highlights of the show are the Fashion Tech Zone as well as the Transforming Fashion and eTailer Source2Sell seminars.

Tens of thousands of international buyers from more than 150 countries have pre-registered to attend the spring Global Sources trade shows, including executives from many top global brands and retailers.

Global Sources trade shows are complemented year-round by 16 industry-specialized websites accessible from

Updated daily, each site delivers exclusive content, including Analyst's Choice which provides an unbiased selection of new and innovative products.

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