Global Sources Hong Kong shows set to return at full scale in April 2023


Global Sources announces that its flagship trade shows will take place from April 11 to 21, 2023 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. The events are designed to meet the rebound in demand from sourcing professional worldwide.

An influential international B2B sourcing event, the shows will focus on in-demand products representing popular concepts such as carbon neutrality, outdoors and travel, and the pet economy, featuring more than 8,000 booths showcasing over 200,000 creative products, innovative technologies, and applications of the latest design concepts. The shows will take place in two phases.

Phase I (April 11–14)

Global Sources Consumer Electronics

Bringing together high-quality OEM and ODM manufacturers and suppliers from China and the rest of Asia to meet the sourcing needs of global buyers looking for consumer electronics, computer peripherals, e-sports, car electronics, outdoor electronics, audio-visual equipment, and electronic components. The show is built to be buyers’ number-one destinatiion to discover next-gen electronics and on-trend designs.

Phase II (April 18–21)

Global Sources Mobile Electronics

This show focuses on branding, smart technology and innovative design elements, covering mobile devices, smart wearables, AR/VR, portable speakers, charging products and mobile accessories. Global Sources Mobile Electronics is an efficient platform connecting manufacturers, brands, and design firms with quality buyers from all over the globe.

Global Sources Smart Home & Appliances

Designed as a specialized sourcing event for smart home products and appliances from the Greater China region. It displays a wide range of smart home products, security products and home electronics from quality manufacturers, solution providers, and design firms, offering whole-house smart solutions for system integrators, building materials dealers, distributors, housing design companies, and online sellers.

Global Sources Home & Kitchen

A a one-stop sourcing destination for design-led and eco-friendly home and kitchen products, including décor, household cleaning products, kitchenware and tableware, all designed for high-quality lifestyles.

Global Sources Lifestyle x Fashion

This show focuses on high-quality custom-made, stylish products applying sustainable manufacturing and technologies, including a large collection of cutting-edge designs and gadgets in the categories of sports and leisure, everyday apparel and accessories, tech gifts, pet products, and travel products.

20 years in the trade show business

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Global Sources Exhibitions. As the first stop of the celebration tour, Global Sources Hong Kong shows, world-class professional events certified by the UFI, will maintain their position as “must-attend trade shows” by featuring the latest achievements of the industry as well as highly topical industry forums to help buyers and suppliers seize the surging business opportunities as quarantine-free travel resumes between Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

“Our Hong Kong shows in April are the first influential sourcing event to be held by Global Sources since the lifting of travel restrictions,” said John Kao, Vice President for Global Sources’ Hong Kong Show and Overseas Show business. “As an industry leader, Global Sources will upgrade buyers’ visit experience by offering a mix of sourcing intelligence through diverse show content such as industry trends, expert recommendations, and experience zones.”

Analyst’s Choice

The latest innovative, cool products selected by Global Sources’ analysts are displayed in the Analyst’s Choice pavilion, which features product launches, showcases, and experience zones for buyers to take a closer look at the physical products. Dedicated staffs are ready to guide buyers to suppliers’ booths to learn more details about the products of their choice.

Experience zones

Various experience zones, such as the electric personal transporter pavilion and test drive area and outdoor electronics experience zone, will be set up to create an immersive sourcing experience.

Onsite seminars focusing on hot industry topics

A series of topical seminars will offer industry experts’ insight into market trends and future developments.

Attended by more than 60,000 professional buyers from around the world

The April 2023 Global Sources Hong Kong shows are expected to attract more than 60,000 professional buyers from 150 countries and regions. The event will play an important role in creating business opportunities and facilitating trade and coordination between international buyers and suppliers.


Global Sources show opens today in Hong Kong


The Global Sources Hong Kong Show kicked off today at AsiaWorld-Expo. The four-day event features almost 1,000 exhibitors from Asia, bringing more than 20,000 cutting-edge and high-quality electronics and lifestyle and fashion products. As one of the largest professional sourcing events held in Asia in three years, the physical and virtual shows are expected to attract more than 100,000 buyers from around the world.

The show hosts a wide range of hot products representing major market trends such as consumption upgrades, technology and quality, the pet product market, environmental protection, and sustainable development. By offering a large collection of in-demand electronics and lifestyle products, the show is creating new opportunities for buyers and suppliers to grow their businesses. The Consumer Electronics show focuses on A/V equipment, computer products and peripherals, and general electronics for consumer use; the Mobile Electronics show features mobile devices and accessories, and mobile A/V products; the Smart Home show features smart living products, appliances and security products; the Lifestyle and Fashion show brings together fashion and accessories, outdoor sports and leisure products, personal care products, home products and décor, tableware, kitchenware, and pet products.

Combining physical and virtual shows to maximize sourcing efficiency online and offline

In response to buyers’ sourcing demand. which is rebounding rapidly as the pandemic becomes normalized, the physical event has returned with a new concurrent Virtual Show, powered by cutting-edge digital technologies, to provide overseas buyers who cannot personally attend the show with direct access to the latest products onsite. By visiting different product channels on the Virtual Show website, overseas buyers can watch the live streaming of the show, browse onsite products and have real-time conversations or exchange business cards with exhibitors. From October 11 to November 30, buyers can find the live streaming video clips on the Virtual Show page, accessible from and the Global Sources app, and discover quality suppliers in the Popular Exhibitors section. Live streaming footage will also be available on Global Sources’ channels on Facebook and YouTube, to reach a wider range of buyers.

In addition, the show has brought back the acclaimed Show Ambassador Service pioneered by Global Sources last year. Show ambassadors proficient in Mandarin, English and Cantonese have been arranged for suppliers who are unable to attend the show in person to help them showcase their latest products, demonstrate their business strength and convey selling points. The service is designed to help suppliers capture quality sales opportunities and increase their chance to close successful deals onsite.

Featured areas draw buyer crowds

This year’s show introduces a series of special zones. A dedicated area showcasing physical products from Jiangsu exhibitors is one of the major stops for onsite buyers, where they can take a close look at the physical products, find more extensive, in-demand selections on the TV screen, and scan the QR code of the products they are interested in to find suppliers’ profiles and send inquiries.

The Korea and Ningbo pavilions also drew a steady visitor flow as an extensive range of selected designs demonstrated their industry strength and innovation capability.

Attentive show services to facilitate successful deals

The show was well-attended on the first day, exceeding the expectations of many buyers and suppliers. “For our sourcing show this year in Hong Kong, we have fully upgraded our show services to meet the surging sourcing demand worldwide,” said Global Sources CEO Hu Wei. “We are pleased to see buyers’ enthusiasm for visiting and sourcing at our physical show, which is a positive sign that will boost confidence in the trade show industry. It also encourages Global Sources to expand our trade show footprints in key manufacturing and sourcing hubs around the world and facilitate global trade by continuing to offer reliable trade platforms.”


Global Sources show series returns this October with new show paradigm to boost global trade


Global Sources announces the return of its show series from October 11 to 14, 2022 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. The event is designed to meet sourcing demand which rebounds rapidly as global markets are recovering from the pandemic, and to build a professional and reliable B2B international trade platform for buyers and suppliers.

The 2022 show series in Hong Kong will feature 4,000 quality suppliers and over 50,000 innovative products, including A/V equipment, computer products and peripherals, e-sports, outdoor electronics, auto electronics, mobile devices and accessories, wearables, charging products, smart home and appliances, security products, home and kitchen products, Christmas and holiday products, fashion and accessories, sports and leisure products, personal care products and more.

Upgrade in show paradigm: combining digital and physical show to create online and offline trade opportunities

In response to buyers’ changing sourcing habits during and after the pandemic, the live streaming service – a highly efficient way of connecting online buyers with onsite exhibitors – will be upgraded, with professional hosts guiding online buyers in visiting the booths of each pavilion using live chat technologies which enable real-time trialogue among buyers, hosts, and exhibitors. Moreover, buyers can scan exhibitors’ QR codes shown by the hosts and visit suppliers’ homepages to exchange business cards and learn more about the company. Enhanced by the online service, the physical show will create more business opportunities by effectively facilitating communication and cooperation.

In addition, Global Sources will launch a number of high-quality value-added services such as MATCH which helps VIP buyers meet one-on-one with the right suppliers, as well as the Video-on-Demand service which allows buyers to watch video clips of shots on the show floor through social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.

One of the most anticipated international sourcing events this October

As one of the high-quality professional sourcing events certified by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), Global Sources Hong Kong show will continue to play its role as a trade facilitator by integrating quality resources to build a must-attend sourcing event in Greater China that enables buyers to source with ease and confidence. The 2022 event invitations will be sent to Global Sources’ quality buyer community, which includes more than 1.5 million of active buyers on, more than 700,000 verified buyers attending previous Global Sources shows, and influential industry associations with extensive buyer connections. With a wide range of marketing campaigns designed to reach volume buyers, the show is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors to the show floor and 100,000 online audience.


Global Sources 2021 April show series canceled


In light of the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and quarantine requirements relating to international travel, and concerns for public health and safety, Global Sources is regretfully announcing the cancelation of the Global Sources 2021 April show series, rescheduling to run in October, 2021.

Global Sources continues to support international suppliers and buyers with business opportunities through a diversified portfolio of online services, including Global Sources Online ( and the Global Sources App, in its ongoing efforts to help companies around the world to do business during the pandemic. Special editions of the Global Sources Electronics and Global Sources Lifestyle & Fashion shows are scheduled to be organized in July 2021 to embrace the increasing buyer demand.

Cancelation of the Global Sources 2021 Spring Show Series:

– Global Sources Consumer Electronics

–       (April 11 – 14, 2021)

– Global Sources Mobile Electronics

–       (April 18 – 21, 2021)

– Global Sources Smart Home & Appliances

–       (April 18 – 21, 2021)

– Global Sources Home & Kitchen

–       (April 18 – 21, 2021)

– Tech Gifts Show

–       (April 18 – 21, 2021)

– Global Sources Lifestyle X Fashion

–       (April 27 – 30, 2021)

“Protecting the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and service users has always been our top priority, for which we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Global Sources shows in April 2021. We thank all stakeholders for their understanding and support,” said Hu Wei, CEO of Global Sources.

“As a trusted partner in driving global trade for 50 years, Global Sources stands by its buyers and partners through thick and thin. Buyers will still be able to contact suppliers through our diversified portfolio of online services, and usage of such online services has risen sharply since the pandemic.”

Global Sourcing – always on

Global Sources Online (

Global Sources Online was the world’s first cross-border B2B trade platform, and has 26 years of industrial expertise, particularly in high-value frontier areas such as smart innovation, fashion & lifestyle, and consumer electronics. The platform demonstrates the latest products of verified suppliers and enables buyers to place sample orders online. Available twenty-four-seven, Global Sources Online has more than two million active users each month, offering premium O2O sourcing experience to millions of high-end B2B buyers worldwide all year round.

Global Sources App – sourcing partner on the go (Download Link)

The App is an easy, all-in-one sourcing tool for buyers to search millions of products and manage their inquiries and quotations – anytime, anywhere. Its outstanding features include:

– Real-time chat with suppliers

– Watch product demos

– View recommended products and suppliers

– Plan and manage trade show visit

– Get quotes from suppliers

– Direct Order with in-app payment

Special Editions of Electronics and Lifestyle & Fashion Exhibitions to meet increasing trade demand in the sourcing world

Global Sources continues to be at the forefront of facilitating trade between international buyers and suppliers. Demonstrating foresight and flexibility, and confidence in increasing buyer demand, Global Sources plans to hold the first and largest post-pandemic exhibitions – Special Editions of the Global Sources Electronics and Global Sources Lifestyle & Fashion shows, in Hong Kong in July, 2021. Over 3,500 exhibitors are expected to participate at this long-awaited event which would offer buyers a rich mix of consumer electronics, mobile accessories, smart home products and appliances, along with lifestyle and fashion products. The Special Editions will be supported by Global Sources’ renowned online services, maximizing business opportunities for buyers and suppliers worldwide.