China sourcing fair sold out
Dubai, May 21, 2009
Global Sources, a leading B2B media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China, has said that its four upcoming China sourcing fairs in Dubai have sold out.
The China Sourcing will be held June 14 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The 2009 Dubai show ahs grown 40 per cent this year to reach over 1,100 booths, and will include gifts, premiums, home products, electronics and fashion accessories. The event will feature manufacturers from Greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan).
'Manufacturers from Greater China are actively looking for new markets and new customers in the Middle East, in part to counter the slowdown in the US and Europe,” said Sarah Benecke, Global Sources' executive director.
“Occupying six full exhibition halls, this will be our largest-ever Dubai shows and continues to be the largest exhibition of China products in the Middle East.'
The China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai serve importers and volume buyers in the Middle East, North Africa, India and Europe who seek high quality products from competitive Chinese suppliers. More than 7,100 buyers from 97 countries attended last year's event.
This year's event has attracted strong support from key manufacturing areas in mainland China, including the city of Jieyang in South China's Guangdong province, and the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province.
Deputy general director of the department of foreign trade and economic cooperation of Guangdong province, Zhu Ze Nan said: 'We think the China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai are the perfect platform from which to reach new buyers throughout the Middle East. In today's economic environment, mainland China suppliers are actively looking to widen their customer base beyond North America and Europe.'
Located about two and a half hours from Shanghai, Yiwu is one of mainland China's leading manufacturing centers for home products, gifts, fashion accessories, and other items.
These suppliers have a long history of trading successfully with buyers throughout the Middle East, with a strong knowledge of regional customs and product appropriateness.
'Yiwu suppliers are looking more and more to the Middle East,' said Bill Janeri, Global Sources' Middle East general manager.
'The region has maintained solid economic growth that has driven demand for mainland China- made consumer goods. Companies from Yiwu are anxious to expand and strengthen their ties with buyers in the Middle East,' he added. – TradeArabia News Service