China Sourcing Fairs in Miami successfully drew 6,002 professional buyers
The second annual China Sourcing Fairs in Miami, which connected buyers from Latin America and North America with Asia-based suppliers, was held successfully from July 10-12,2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the US. Jointly organized with China's Trade Development Bureau, the country's trade promotion arm under the Ministry of Commerce, the show covered electronics, gifts and premiums, home products, baby and children's products, fashion accessories, garments and textiles.
Plus, co-located with the China Sourcing Fairs were the India Sourcing Fairs, which featured a selection of Indian products. This event enabled buyers to source straight from professional Indian suppliers in one convenient location.
Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibition hosted the opening ceremony. Afterwards he invited the distinguished guests who attended the ceremony to visit the show. The three-day show attracted 6,002 professional buyers. They were mainly from North, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, and even some buyers from Europe. Actually, many buyers had flown several hours for this show, a reflection of the influence of the Miami show in the local areas. Just as Heidi Posier at Hip Hop SO's Shop put it, "This is my second day here and I will be here until tomorrow. I have taken a 7-hour flight just for this show."
Other buyers also spoke highly of the Miami show. Karen Barron, a US buyer from Goddess Enterprises told us excitedly, "It's my first time visiting this Fair; it's amazing. The location obviously is very close. We see lots of new innovative products that we have never seen before."
Value-added seminars titled such as "Buying from China: What New Buyers Need to Know", "How to Solve U.S. Customs Issues When Importing from China" etc. were specially arranged at the show floor to offer to buyers market knowledge and experience from industry experts. Besides, there was an Interactive Panel Discussion, which was led by on-the-ground industry experts who delivered the answers and discuss issues relevant to some sourcing concerns, tremendously enhancing values of buyers' visiting trips.
Quality buyers who attended the Miami show include:
• 33 Regatos • Fitz Design • MCR Group, Inc. • Ashford Textiles • Healthtex • Medallion Mint
• Atlantic toots • inBrasil • Passareta • Carou selwear • lTC Group • Polarix • Convex Corp.
• Jazwares • Ramona Larue • D. Ben-Toby, Inc. • K. HAGE • Source Outdoor • Denovo Products • Kahn lucas • Sweaters Towers • Electro AO S.A.S. • Lamour • Voyage by Design • Electro Vision Inc. • M Boutique • And more ...
The 2012 China Sourcing Fairs in Miami reported a space growth of 16% over its successful inaugural edition. 530 exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and other countries and regions showcased their products in over 650 booths. Designed for effectively assisting exhibitors in taping into North and latin American markets, Global Sources' EEl ("Explore", '"Exhibit" and "Invest") program was a big hit at the show. The cocktail reception, as a section of the EEl program, attracted more than 200 attendees. Apart from the mayor of Miami, top executives from Miami Mayor's International Council, Miami International Airport, Port of Miami and Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau also attended the reception and delivered speeches. Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado praised Global Sources for bringing this sizable trade fair to Miami for the second year in a row. The mayor expressed his
support and the city's cooperation through his advisor~ Joe Chi with Global Sources to promote Miami as an ideal meeting place for Asian, North American, Latin American
and Caribbean businesses to develop their to their highest potential.
The Business Matching, another EEl activity, provided chances for exhibitors to conduct in-depth business with local buyers. This activity won widespread praise from onsite. Sima Lie, General Manager of Season Fashions Co. ltd, said, "I think no other trade show offers a similar service. It is highly efficient for both buyers and exhibitors." In addition, exhibitors at the Miami show were entitled to a six-month service of Online Sourcing Fairs. After the Miami show the exhibitors could still enjoy a four-month online exposure at these online shows where their onsite booth images were displayed. Moreover, as an effective way to increase exhibitors' exposure to buyers, eMail Notification (Global Sources' another effective marketing tool) will be sent to Global Sources' active buyers automatically and promptly. The third annual China Sourcing Fairs in Miami wilt take place in june of 2013. We are looking forward to your participation.
Supporting organizations include:
• China Chamber of Commerce for tmport &Export of light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts (CCC LA). • Tianjin Commission of Commerce. • Department of Commerce of Hunan Province • Department of Commerce of Jiangxi Province • Dalian Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation Bureau • Huhhot Municipal Bureau of Commerce
• China Council For the Promotion of Int. Trade Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council • CCPIT-Suzhou • Xiamen C & D Its Business Conference Exhibition Co. Ltd • Fujian Foreign Economic Service Trade Corporation • China Council For the Promotion of Int. Trade (Shantou)
For those who want to expand into overseas markets and win orders, trade shows are the
key. They connect you with quality serious buyers who are wilting to invest time, money and
energy to examine, test and try your products. Unlike traditional trade shows, the China
Sourcing Fairs developed an innovative exhibition model to integrate both "physical shows"
and "online shows", maximizing suppliers' returns on exhibition investment.
Find and meet your target buyers at the China Sourcing Fairs.