Friday, August 16, 2013

Global Sources adds mobile and wireless event next year

News this week: Earlier this week, NASDAQ-listed Global Sources announced the company will launch the inaugural China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless in April 2014 at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The new show will be held alongside co-located events including Electronics & Components and Security Products.

Scheduled to be held twice a year during April and October, Global Sources expects the new event to feature more than 800 booths. Pavilions at the event will include smartphones and tablets, accessories, mobile apps and applications, and wireless devices. Global Sources will also host its Private Sourcing Events and free conference programmes to compliment the new event.

Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions, said, “We have seen increasing interest in mobile and wireless products at our electronics trade shows. Accordingly, we have decided to give buyers and suppliers a separate event to highlight the category and to enable them to do business more effectively. According to IDC, 1.7 billion smart connected devices are expected to ship in 2014 with more than 80% of this being smartphones and tablets – representing more than US$500 billion in value. This will be the first show of its kind in Asia.”

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