November 14, 2008

Mumbai Hosts Specialized China Sourcing Fairs — First Time in India

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair brand of trade shows opened today for the first time in India. Like the highly successful China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong, Dubai and China, the Fairs in Mumbai feature manufacturers from Greater China.

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There are two China Sourcing Fairs being held concurrently: The China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, and the China Sourcing Fair: Hardware & Building Materials. The events are scheduled to run through Nov. 16, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, in the Goregaon area of Mumbai.

In India, the events are being managed by Pico Event Management under license from Global Sources. Pico Event Management is a company that has managed professional business-to-business events in India for years.

Global Sources' Executive Director Sarah Benecke welcomed attendees and delegates during an official opening ceremony. The distinguished Shri M N Chaini, President of Indian Merchants' Chamber, inaugurated the Fairs during his opening ceremony address.

"We are very excited to host the first annual China Sourcing Fairs here in Mumbai," said Benecke. "Attracting more than 360 exhibitor booths, the China Sourcing Fairs provide a unique opportunity for India's importers and volume buyers to meet face-to-face with a large gathering of quality suppliers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan."

The China Sourcing Fairs in Mumbai serve importers and volume buyers in India and surrounding markets who seek high-quality products from competitive Greater China suppliers. Tens of thousands of buyers from more than 160 countries attend the Fairs in Hong Kong.

More details about the China Sourcing Fairs in Mumbai are available at .

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 uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 753,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 9 specialized trade shows which run 27 times a year across eight cities.

Suppliers receive more than 43 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 37 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,800 team members in more than 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

   Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:    Camellia So    Tel:   +852-2555-5021    Email: [email protected]    Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:    James W.W. Strachan    Tel:   +1-480-664-8309    Email: [email protected]    Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:    Investor Relations Department    Tel:   +852-2555-4777    Email: [email protected]    Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:    Kirsten Chapman & Timothy Dien    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.    Tel:   +1-415-433-3777    Email: [email protected]  

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CONTACT: Press contact in Asia: Camellia So, +852-2555-5021,[email protected]; Press contact in U.S.: James W.W. Strachan of GlobalSources, +1-480-664-8309, [email protected]; Investor contact inAsia: IR Department of Global Sources, +852-2555-4777,[email protected]; Investor Contact in U.S.: Kirsten Chapman TimothyDien of Lippert-Heilshorn & Associates, Inc., +1-415-433-3777, [email protected],for Global Sources

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