The Canton Fair, Alibaba and Global Sources: The Major Sourcing Platforms, Summarized and Compared.

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The bi-annual fair season is here once again with the Canton Fair & Global
Sources Show starting in a couple of days.

If you are an Amazon Seller, this is also time for the Bi-Annual Global Sources Amazon Summit as well as the Cross-Border Summit.

I have done quite a few posts related to sea shipping from China like here, here, here & here but haven’t addressed sending goods by air yet. To make up for all that delay I will try to make this a meaty post & dive deep into this subject.

(You can use the code A2M50 to get a $50 discount at the Global Sources Summit and code tsb9931 for a 20% discount at the Cross Border Summit)

I have written about trade shows in China a fair bit for e.g. Here and Here. I have also written a couple of eBooks on the Subject, one focused on the Canton Fair in Guangzhou and the other focused on The Global Sources Show that takes place in Hong Kong.

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The Ultimate Guide to Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition – Free eBook Tools, Tips & Strategies to get the most out of your Global Sources Show Visit

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I still remember the first time I came to China. I used to work in Beijing and was looking to set up a business that had something to do with international trade but that’s pretty much all I knew. I had no clear plan for my business model or an understanding of what value I could offer.

Click Here to Download The Ultimate Guide to Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition eBook

What I did know was that the best way to look for answers and inspiration would be by attending a lot of trade fairs. Global Sources show & the Canton Fair were some of the first ones I attended because they are by far the biggest and strategically timed in a way that with the right planning visitors can attend both of them in a single visit.

This was a real eye-opening experience for me & I went back with tons of inspiration and some knowledge.

Fast forward a few months from these visits. I moved to Guangzhou and have since attended both these trade shows on countless occasions. At my company, IMEX Sourcing Services, we don’t really use the fairs so much for sourcing but they are a great source of information about how the market is changing & the general mood of the market.

I have shared everything I had to share about the Canton Fair in an eBook earlier, that you can find here, so it was high time I did one for my other favorite sourcing exhibition, i.e. the Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition and hence this eBook.

Click here to Download “The Ultimate Guide to the Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition”
 

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The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China with a Focus on Canton Fair – Free e-Book Tools, Tips & Strategies to get the most out of your Canton Fair Visit

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Well it’s finally here. It took me a lot longer than I anticipated but I am glad its done. Yet another session of The Canton Fair started today and to celebrate that I am launching our free eBook on “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China”

Click here to download “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China With a Focus on the Canton Fair”.

This 130+ Page eBook is designed to help you decide if Canton Fair is right for you and help you prepare and plan for it so that you can maximize your return from a visit to the Canton Fair.

This eBook addresses a lot of the questions that I get via email from clients and visitors to the blog and our website.

Most of these inquiries relate to the same key issues: travelling to the fair, hotels, food, tips on finding the right suppliers, shortlisting suppliers at the fair, etc.

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