Fairs set to introduce quality China products to buyers across the ASEAN region

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 22, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) is expanding its well-established China Sourcing Fair series to Jakarta, Indonesia -- the sourcing hub of the ASEAN region. The Fairs will be held Aug. 7 to 9, 2014, at the Jakarta International Expo, featuring more than 350 booths from quality Greater China suppliers.

All three shows are set to showcase quality China products to buyers in Indonesia and neighboring countries. They are:
  • China Sourcing Fair: Electronics
  • China Sourcing Fair: Garments & Textiles
  • China Sourcing Fair: Hardware & Building Materials
The events will also feature a selection of South Korean manufacturers at the co-located Korea Sourcing Fair.

Major buyers pre-registered to attend the shows include 3M Indonesia, adidas Sourcing Limited, Bakrie Telecom, PT. ACE Hardware Indonesia, Tbk., PT. Berca Global Access, PT Emporium Indonesia, PT. Home Center Indonesia, PT. LG Electronic Display Devices Indonesia, PT. Lion Super Indo, PT Nokia Siemens Networks, PT Wellcomm, and Sinar Mas Land.

"Economic ties between China and ASEAN, especially Indonesia, are getting closer and closer," said Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources. "Expanding the China Sourcing Fairs' footprint to Indonesia will not only bring high quality consumer goods to fast-growing ASEAN markets, but also foster mutually beneficial cooperation between the two regions."

China is now Indonesia's second largest trading partner, with trade volume reaching US$68.35 billion in 2013. Aiming for a strong, balanced, sustainable and steady growing two-way trade, leaders from both countries have targeted US$80 billion in bilateral trade by 2015.

With more than four decade's track record of facilitating trade between Asia and the rest of the world, Global Sources is committed to helping quality suppliers in Asia and Greater China reach and sell to global buyers through its highly successful China Sourcing Fair series.

The Fairs will feature pavilions from the cities of Zhongshan and Chaozhou, and other parts of China.

The Fairs are well supported by a number of mainland China provincial and municipal organizations, and other associations. They are:
  • Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee
  • Zhongshan Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
  • Chaozhou Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
  • Jiangmen Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation

The Fairs are also supported by Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jakarta Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Indonesian Retail Merchants Association, China Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, and Korea International Trade Association.

Opening times for the inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Jakarta are:
  • Aug. 7-8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
More details about the China Sourcing Fairs in Jakarta, Indonesia are available at http://www.chinasourcingfair.com/indonesia.

About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

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