Friday, May 31, 2013

Global Sources’ Dubai China Sourcing Fair opens

News this week: This week, NASDAQ-listed Global Sources opened the seventh edition of its annual China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The concurrent events were held from 28th to 30th May covering four segments - Electronics, Gifts & Premiums, Home Products, and Hardware & Building Materials.

Global Sources reports that 12,680 buyers from 111 countries attended the event in the 2012 edition. According to the company, bilateral trade between China and the Middle East is forecast to reach US$300 billion by 2014. Trade between China and the UAE recorded a fivefold increase in less than 10 years and was up 10% in 2011.

Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions, stated, “Over the years we have gained a great understanding of the type of products that buyers in this region are looking for… We have been able to focus the events on four core product categories – consumer electronics, gifts & premiums, home products, and hardware & building materials – to make the combined exhibitions more focused and beneficial for both the visitors attending and the exhibitors participating.”

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