• Globalsources.com

About us

Established for 49 years, Global Sources has built a trustworthy B2B platform that serves buyers and suppliers online and offline. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world through trade shows (GlobalSources.com/exhibitions), online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), magazines, and apps.

The company organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong SAR every April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows as well as Lifestyle and Fashion shows.

More than 1.5 million international buyers, including 94 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows—the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.

Our Vision

To drive economic prosperity and improve quality of life by establishing mutually beneficial trade relations around the world.

Our Mission

To connect quality buyers and suppliers worldwide by providing the right information, at the right time, in the right format.
  • Exclusive quality buyer community
  • Exclusive quality buyer community
  • More than 1.5 million international buyers rely on Global Sources to source efficiently, including 94 of the world’s top 100 retailers as well as the top e-tailers on Amazon. Global Sources’ high-quality buyer community is composed of:

    • Active Buyers:Who have registered to use one or more of our sourcing services within the last 12 months, including Global Sources Exhibitions, GlobalSources.com, trade magazines and Product Alert.
    • Verified Buyers:A subset of our Active Buyer community, who have been qualified face-to-face when they attended a sourcing event hosted by Global Sources.
  • Unique Verified Supplier community
  • Unique Verified Supplier community
  • Our unique “Verified Supplier” system helps suppliers build a professional and reliable corporate image to quickly win buyers’ trust.

    • Verified Suppliers:Whose business registration details have been verified by independent third parties.
    • Verified Manufacturers:Verified suppliers whose business scope, as licensed by relevant government departments, allows them to manufacture goods.
    • Supplier Capability Assessment:In partnership with a third-party organization, we enable buyers to audit suppliers across several key areas, including production facilities, capabilities and product quality.

A Statement of Purpose

With equal measures of pride, hope and confidence, we hereby introduce the first issue of Asian Sources, a monthly magazine that will serve businessmen active in the trade of consumer products made in Asia for export to Western markets.

We realize that we are launching an enterprise at a time when The Trade is suffering from the effects of a down-turn in demand in the prime outlet market, the United States, and from economic uncertainty in general. But we are convinced that conditions for greater than ever growth exist. We have faith in the future largely because we have faith in the capabilities of people on both the source and buying ends of the business.

Thus assured, we are presenting this publication as our contribution to The Trade, and we pledge our best efforts to make Asian Sources a stimulant to its stable, long term and profitable growth.

A Statement of Purpose

To accomplish this objective, we intend to advance the marketing potential of sources of Asian-made product lines, and the many firms that service the ancillary needs of importers, through compelling, professionally prepared advertising messages. In our editorial content, we intend to eliminate as much as possible the uncertainty and complexities of international and cross-cultural commerce. We will gather facts, analyze developments and anticipate trends in the Asian supply scene for Western merchandisers responsible for making procurement, distribution and marketing decisions.

Our purpose for being has much broader significance as well. We believe that the cause for world peace through freedom from want is advanced by the establishment of long-lasting and mutually beneficial trade relations between private businessmen in the East and the West. We are firm enough in this conviction to speak out as we see fit against those elements we judge harmful to these relationships and to this cause, no matter what their association with this magazine. Among the already identifiable targets for admonition are protectionism and other restrictions on free market competition, self-serving bureaucracies, and opportunistic or tunnel-visioned businessmen.

But at this juncture, as we begin our mission of serving all those involved in The Trade, negative aspects must be put aside. There is simply too much ahead to be positive about.

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45-year Book

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