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Global Sources has a high-quality buyer community of more than 1.5 million registered buyers from 240 countries and regions, including 200,000 verified byers and 97 of the world’s top 100 retailers and e-tailers.Learn more
Geographic origins of Global Sources Active Buyers
Source: Global Sources buyer database, September 2022, exclude China record
To meet the diverse requirements of buyers and suppliers, Global Sources expanded on its core services and products by introducing integrated O2O marketing solutions, combining the advantages of online platforms and trade shows to connect buyers and suppliers even faster.
Global Sources started its business in 1971 by publishing trade magazines that provided reliable sourcing information for buyers looking for products from Asia. The first issue began with “A Statement of Purpose,” which remains a strong declaration of our mission statement – to establish long-lasting and mutually beneficial trade relations between private businesses in the East and West.
First edition of Asian Sources is published, in the belief that the cause for world peace is advanced by strong trade relations.
First specialized trade journal, Asian Sources Electronics, is launched.
The company launches Asia’s first international trade website, Asian Sources Online.
Global Sources is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker GSOL.
Global Sources Exhibitions debut in Shanghai.
Global Sources Exhibitions expands to Hong Kong SAR.
The Verified Buyer system is introduced as a new standard for the B2B industry.
Global Sources entered into an agreement to acquire an ownership interest in the Shenzhen international Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM).
Global Sources entered a new era as the Company sold all its outstanding stock to Blackstone.
Global Sources trade shows feature over 18,000 booths in the two seasons of their run.
First Global Sources Indonesia, Electronics in Jakarta.
Launch of the NEW App 3.0 and Online Show, Global Sources Exhibitions expands across Asia, Africa and America.
Global Sources celebrates its 50th anniversary and continues to forge a greater future together with buyers and suppliers.
This might be my 10 or 12 years of coming (here). I visit the show twice a year in April and October. We come to meet our suppliers and look for new products and design. We can finish most of our work in three or four days. I use your website almost daily. It’s very friendly and whatever information we need, we get there. We are able to get a lot of new suppliers so we communicate with them. I visited the Analyst’s Choice Zone and I picked up some good products... I’ve also visited a few suppliers in the Brand Zone. The quality of the products is better at the Analyst’s Choice and Brand Zones—you can see good manufacturers (with) nice quality products.
Our production partners (are here) and it is very important that (we) visit this place to speak to them directly in Hong Kong. I’ve been here in the last five years, always at the spring and the fall shows. The Launchpad program is very important (for us) to see the new products and we will visit other pavilions as well. Compared with HKTDC’s shows, I can find more innovative products here. I’ve placed orders and I’m happy to (return to) the show next year.
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Global Sources is one of the best B2B portal in the world. We are using Global Sources services like trade shows and online. Currently we are very happy with Global Sources online response in term of genuine buyers inquires. Recently we have upgraded our marketing package to 2 Star and hoping to upgrade it further to 3 star. I highly recommended Global Sources online to Indian suppliers to find genuine and quality buyers.
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