Global Sources opened its largest-ever Mobile Electronics Show recently at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo with more than 2,800 booths.
Buyers were able to see latest smartphones, tablets, AR/VR, wearables and mobile accessories from Verified Suppliers from Greater China and across Asia.
Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Electronics Group, said before the show opened: “Global Sources Mobile Electronics show has grown steadily and plays an influential role in the industry. We strive to support the development of new technologies and innovations as well as to bring the best sourcing experience for buyers who are in search of game-changing products and ideas.”
The show hosted Asia’s largest AR/VR event. Speakers from Microsoft, HTC VIVE, AMD, EmdoorVR, 0glass, Qualcomm and iQIYI.com shared the latest developments and insights into the future. The Summit and exhibits werecomplemented by an Experience Zone powered by HTC VIVE where attendees saw their latest VR hardware and content, and try out new applications on sports and entertainment.
The show featured a Launch Zone showcasing cutting-edge products. It was complemented by a Product Gallery and an Experience Zone where attendees can get hands-on experience with new technologies.
Other highlights of the show included Asia’s biggest selections of speakers and headphones, mobile accessories, wearables, and cases and covers. Microsoft exhibited its latest technology, while it also supported many other exhibitors whose products were powered by Microsoft technology.
Startup Launchpad spanned both phases of the Global Sources Electronics show with 240 booths featuring new products in categories including smart home, sports tech, drones, STEAM products and other IoT devices.
Buyers were among the first to see some of the world’s most revolutionary electronics ideas. Startup Launchpad also included conference programs covering digital marketing and crowdfunding, global sales and distribution, and exit strategy.
Global Sources Electronics attracted buyers from more than 140 countries and territories including purchasing decision makers from ADI Systems, Brookstone, Carrefour, Darty Asia, Eurogroup, Fossil, Groupe Batteur, Hammacher Schlemmer, Imaginarium, Jasco Products, Krusell International, Lexibook, Merlion, NXP Semiconductors, Panasonic, QD Cellular, Real SB Warenhaus, Sears, Target Australia, The Home Depot, The Source, Verbatim, WHSmith, ZipKord and many more.
The GlobalSources.com app enables buyers to shortlist exhibitors; find booths, take pictures and then follow exhibitors after the show. The At the Show newsletter provides daily reports and live videos on the hottest products.