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Global Sources' CEO Summit held today at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

HONG KONG, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) Fall 2012 CEO Summit takes place today at the fall China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components in Hong Kong. Executives from some of the world's largest and most innovative electronics manufacturers and retailers are gathering to discuss how to ensure consumer demand is satisfied with desirable and innovative products.

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With many of the 3 billion expected global Internet users by 2016 connecting wirelessly, this season's CEO Summit is focusing on the development of mobile devices.

"In today's post-PC era, mobile electronics have become one of the most competitive and rapidly changing sectors of the consumer electronics industry," said Global Sources CEO, Spenser Au. "There's immense opportunity for buyers and manufacturers to profit from the market provided they stay informed about emerging trends. This is exactly what the CEO Summit is all about."

Industry experts from ARM, Strategy Analytics and GfK Retail & Technology China will present the following topics at today's CEO Summit:

  • Allen Wu, President, ARM China will offer a view into the future of mobile technology and discuss how emerging mobile technologies are transforming the way the world lives and works. The session will also highlight the leading role of Greater China in the global connected mobile device marketplace and the opportunities ahead for sourcing professionals.
  • Jia Wu, Director of Connected Home Devices, Strategy Analytics will discuss the emergence of a new mobile device sub-category -- the 'Phablet'. Combining the communication-centric features associated with mobile phones with the enhanced productivity and media features associated with tablets, Wu will discuss the market potential for such devices.
  • Alfred Zhou, General Manager, GfK Retail and Technology China will explain how the fast growth of mobile devices and mobile connectivity in emerging markets provides a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers, content providers and retail channels despite the gloomy economic environment. Zhou will also share with the audience an in-depth analysis of the mobile connectivity market and provide valuable input for industry insiders.

A panel discussion will also be held in which industry experts will share their perspectives on sourcing mobile devices from China.

"Buyers and manufacturers of consumer electronics are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing and the CEO Summit taking place today highlights how the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components is not just a must attend event for sourcing consumer electronics products but an event at which the future direction of the consumer electronics sector can be more clearly shaped and realized," added Au.

The Fall 2012 CEO Summit is co-organized with the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and Consumer Electronic Alliances. For more information please visit

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1.18 million international buyers, including 90 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' other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of over 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

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