Booming global demand for security products prompts Global Sources to launch new China Sourcing Fair: Security Products in Hong

HONG KONG , Oct. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Due to strong demand from both buyers and suppliers, Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) ( http://www.globalsources.com ) plans to expand its growing Security Products Pavilion at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components to become a specialized China Sourcing Fair: Security Products.

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The two shows are scheduled to be co-located at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong every April and October, starting Oct. 12-15, 2009 . The China Sourcing Fair: Security Products is set to feature pavilions for CCTV & digital surveillance, access controls, alarms and home security.

Global Sources' Executive Director, Sarah Benecke , said: "Every business, from schools and retailers to airports and hospitals, needs security products -- ranging from alarms and locks to CCTV and fire protection. Increasingly, consumers are also looking to protect their families by investing in home and car security systems.

"We are confident that this new show will be a winner, as ever-changing technology, government legislation, increased security threats and an increase in construction throughout the world are also helping to fuel growing global demand for security products. A strong indication of demand is the more than 1.1 million requests for information that volume buyers sent to security products suppliers on Global Sources Online for the twelve-month period ending June 2008 .

"Our new, dedicated show for security products is the perfect platform in Hong Kong for Greater China suppliers to meet face-to-face with professional buyers who need to satisfy this massive demand.

"Just some of the buyers we regularly see at our Security Products Pavilion at the Electronics & Components show include big international names such as Best Buy, Bosch, Carrefour, Chubb, Circuit City, Halfords, Home Depot, Kesa Electricals, Kingfisher, Panasonic and Sony."

A Security Products Pavilion will continue to feature at the Electronics & Components shows in Mumbai, India this Nov. 14-16 (to be managed by Pico Event Management under license from Global Sources), and in Hong Kong , April 12-15, 2009 .

Exhibitors and buyers can find out more about the show at http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

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 is facilitating trade from Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other business segments facilitate trade from the world to Greater China , and trade within China , using Chinese-language media.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 725,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 9 specialized trade shows which run 27 times a year across eight cities.

Suppliers receive more than 36 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 37 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China , Global Sources has over 2,800 team members in more than 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

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