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Over 50 years, Global Sources has developed as a trusted, internationally recognized multichannel B2B sourcing platform that connects authentic buyers and suppliers worldwide with tailored sourcing solutions and reliable market intelligence through trade shows, digital platforms and magazines. The company helps suppliers face the rapidly changing dynamics of global trade and effectively seize business opportunities.

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Quality buyer community worldwide

Global Sources has a high-quality buyer community of more than 10 million registered buyers and users from 240 countries and regions, including 200,000 verified byers and 97 of the world’s top 100 retailers and e-tailers.

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North America
South America
Middle East

Geographic origins of Global Sources Active Buyers
Source: Global Sources buyer database, September 2022, exclude China record

Reach business partners through multiple channels

Global Sources connects suppliers with quality buyers through diverse content and marketing channels to enable suppliers to take advantage of the market trends, expand sales channels, and win buyers’ trust fast.

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Premier Buyer
Meet top VIP buyers
Global Sources Match
Exclusive one-on-one matching service
Ready to Order
Receive inquiries anywhere, anytime
Global Sources LIVE
Interactive digital sourcing experience
Virtual Summit
World-renowned e-commerce conferences
Meet Your Suppliers Live
Matching suppliers with quality buyers worldwide

A trusted partner in global trade

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.

The latest buyer survey shows that 88% of buyers source through both online and offline channels; 80% of buyers browse products and supplier information online before visiting the show.
Attract buyers' attention and be shortlisted by buyers before the show. Demonstrate your innovative products and capabilities to buyers, learn about their specific sourcing needs and build relationships during the show.
Mobile applications have become an indispensable sourcing tool for buyers. Global Sources Buyer App allows them to quickly search for suppliers and product information, have live chats and send inquiries with just one click.
Trade magazines provided at shows are a key source to learn market and innovation trends and provide exposure to high-quality buyers.
As the world’s first online platform for international trade, was launched in 1995, providing sourcing information and services for buyers sourcing from China and the rest of the Asia.
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Global Sources App
The Global Sources app enables suppliers to easily manage inquiries, chat live with buyers, and post product videos. This powerful tool seamlessly bridges buyers and suppliers online and offline, helping them to seize business opportunities fast.
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Global Sources Exhibitions
Launched in 2003, Global Sources shows have expanded their footprint worldwide, enabling trade between buyers and suppliers across China, the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world. High-profile buyer marketing campaigns are carried out through multiple channels before, during, and after every show.
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Global Sources trade magazines
Market intelligence focused on specific verticals brings more value to buyers and suppliers. Global Sources serves 8 verticals by publishing well-researched reports including monthly trade magazines on electronics and hardware and biannual magazines to accompany each trade show.
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Fifty years of facilitating global trade

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.

Fifty-year dedication in serving buyers and suppliers
Throughout its five decades in the industry, the company has seen through challenges and stood the test of time – proving its resilience again and again. We believe that our corporate culture of respect and cooperation, and our diversity, are what make us a dynamic company and what have propelled us to where we are now. In the years ahead, we will continue to draw on our expertise and innovative ideas to bridge the gap between our community of international buyers and suppliers.
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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.

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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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I just wanted to say that I love You guys have seriously created an incredible tool and really appreciate your marketing for it. I feel that is the most important tool for my export business. It helps in getting new inquiries and the quality of lead and conversion rate is really very high. You've definitely made a new super fan out of me.

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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.

Client Service Center
The Global Sources Client Service Center has more than 34 years of experience in communicating with buyers and suppliers worldwide. Our mission is to help suppliers reach the right buyers, receive inquiries from quality buyers, and maximize their return on investment.
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