Friday, November 21, 2014

Global Sources’ Johannesburg show features 600 booths

News this week: Last week, NASDAQ-listed B2B media group, Global Sources, held the fifth edition of its China Sourcing Fairs in Johannesburg at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. The event took place from 13th to 15th November and hosted 600 booths.

This edition of the featured a wide range of product categories including: Electronics, Fashion Accessories, Garments and Textiles, Gifts and Premiums, Hardware and Building Materials and Home Products. According to Global Sources, buyers attending the three-day trade show last year reached 8,500 and pre-registered buyers are up 22% during this year’s build-up.

Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions, said, “With the surge we have experienced in pre-registrations for the show, we are optimistic for a record turnout of buyers this year. China has been Africa’s largest trading partner for five consecutive years, with business growing to US$210 billion in 2013, up from US$166 billion in 2011. The success of our show reflects that trend.”

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