China Sourcing Fair ... ideal platform.

China Sourcing Fair ... ideal platform.

Chinese to show off sourcing prowess

April 2011

FOLLOWING a successful launch in June last year, China Sourcing Fair: Hardware & Building Materials will be staged once again at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from May 31 to June 2.

The fair aims to provide an ideal platform for buyers in the Middle East and North African (Mena) markets to meet potential supply partners from China. It features hundreds of top-choice suppliers known to produce international-quality products at competitive prices.

“Export-ready suppliers from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong will offer a wide variety of competitively-priced hardware and building equipment to global buyers in the Middle East’s trading capital,” said a spokesman for the show.

The fair presents a wide variety of quality products in the industry such as building materials; general hardware; flooring, ceiling and roofing materials; wall cladding and coverings, windows and doors; bathroom and kitchen supplies; plumbing, heating and cooling supplies; tools and accessories; industrial safety and law enforcement equipment; lawn and garden accessories; and lighting and electrical fixtures and fittings.

“The Dubai fair falls between Asia’s peak sourcing months in April and October, giving more freedom to visit other trade events in Asia. If you’re a buyer in the Mena region, you now have greater access to China’s innovative suppliers right in Dubai,” said the spokesman.

He continued: “Dubai is one of the fastest growing major metropolitan cities in the world. Over the past several years, Dubai has developed into an ultra-modern and ultra-convenient business centre. Commonly referred to as the ‘Hong Kong of the Middle East’, Dubai is the undisputed trading capital of the Middle East, and a perfect venue for China Sourcing Fair.”

China Sourcing Fairs 2010 – which comprised seven co-located events – saw a record visitor attendance of 14,020. Buyers at the three-day show were up 30 per cent on 2009, with both mature and emerging markets showing more active order placing activity, due to heightened confidence in the retail market. More than 1,300 stands were put up by 950 exhibitors at the event.

“The fairs brought together a strong portfolio of global buyers and exciting news was reported from the fairgrounds that buyers were active and returning customers had placed larger orders. The event provided an ideal platform to accentuate the local and international flair in their products for buyers from over 118 countries and regions, sourcing for innovative items from quality suppliers,” said the spokesman.

Buyers were mainly from the Middle East, including the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon.

An impressive line-up of speakers facilitated the seminars that complemented the exhibition. The seminars provided visitors with insight into product quality and how to gain market intelligence insights on Asia’s supply markets.
The seven co-located events in 2010 included China Sourcing Fairs: Baby & Children’s Products; Electronics; Gifts & Premiums; Home Products; Fashion Accessories; Hardware & Building Materials; and Made in India: India Sourcing Fair.

Compared to June 2009, last year also marked the launch of two new shows: Baby & Children’s Products and Hardware & Building Materials. “It provided our buyers with the most comprehensive one-stop sourcing experience,” concludes the spokesman.

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