Review of Global Sources Mobile Electronics show 2019 April/October, Hong Kong, China

The Global Sources Mobile Electronics, is the world’s only sourcing show, dedicated for mobile electronics: devices, wearables, accessories and TWS audio. The show is held every April and October, showcasing over 7,500 booths across two phases – consumer electronics and mobile electronics. It is an international platform where a great number of technology giants across the globe gather together to introduce their latest products and services. In this world‘s largest electronics sourcing show, exhibitors showcase the latest technologies to dealer, vistor and potential buyers.

The world’s biggest and best consumer electronics sourcing event, the global sourcing destination for the hottest innovations in consumer electronics, the show features over 4,000 booths of the latest and in-demand home, outdoor, automotive and commercial electronics, as well as gaming products, computer and accessories, and components. Explore new sourcing opportunities in the new normal and drive sales with tomorrow’s technology trends.

The show also host sourcing event features home, outdoor and automotive electronics, as well as the latest audio and smart home products, bringing together the latest video game products, home audio, electronic components and personal stroller products. Come to explore a wide and diverse range of compelling and cutting-edge products that meet the demands of today’s consumer electronics market.

Global Sources Mobile Electronics show is the second phase of Global Sources Electronics, held twice a year, usually in April and October. Global Sources Electronics consists of two phases which are Consumer Electronics and Mobile Electronics. Together make it Asia’s largest audio product hall, while True Wireless Stereo Zone and Party Audio Zone are specially added. It showcases the latest audio technologies and products, including headphones, Bluetooth speakers, True Wireless Stereo (TWS), professional audio products, as well as home audio, cables and accessories.

Global Sources Mobile Electronics in April
Global Sources Mobile Electronics show, last from April 18-21 held at Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo. Across 3,600 booths, the show features the latest Smartphones & Tablets, AR/VR/MR, Wearable Electronics, Mobile Speakers & Headphones and Mobile Accessories that include Cases & Covers, Power banks, Wireless Charging Products and Repair Equipment, Materials & Services.

More and more suppliers use the Mobile Electronics show, as a springboard to open up the market at home and abroad. Global Sources Mobile Electronics provides an excellent platform for verified suppliers to meet and conclude deals with buyers from close to home and around the world.

The Global Sources Electronics show is expected to attract more than 65,000 buyers from 150 countries and territories, including purchasing decision makers from Amazon, Best Buy, Carrefour, Citylink Electronics, CSL Mobile, eBay, Fossil Group, Fujitsu, HKT, Hong Kong Disneyland, Intel, Li & Fung, Maxell, Panasonic, PCCW, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toshiba, and Walmart.

eBay, the strategic partners of Global Sources – For the first time, eBay, one of the world’s leading e-commerce platforms, is participating in the Global Sources Exhibitions as an exhibitor, with Global Sources offering tailor-made workshops, guided tours and networking events. On April 18 and 19, around 50 eBay top sellers are set to attend the show to carry out sourcing activities.

Asia’s largest charging products pavilion – With more than 100 suppliers and 400 booths at Hall 9 and 11, the Charging Power Hall offers charging products such as chargers for mobile phone, automotive, other applications and different types of charging cables. A total of 99 popular charging products from 66 exhibitors are being featured in the Charging Products Showcase. E-Cool Media is collaborating with Global Sources creating for the first time to create a special quick charging and wireless charging exhibition area for buyer to experience.

Hall of Fame – A gathering place for the renowned suppliers of mobile products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, charging products and speakers.

Mobile Accessories Carnival – To facilitate with the cheerful and joy on sourcing on mobile accessories, we create carnival atmosphere for buyer to entertain with Samba music during the busiest sourcing journey with a 150-booth zone of on-trend accessories.

Seminars for innovation and applications – Representatives from well-known companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and Canalys are scheduled to share their insights via summits

Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Awards Ceremony – To encourage and appreciate the effort of exhibitors, Global Sources is holding the Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Ceremony to reward enterprises with outstanding performance in cross-border marketing activities.

Startup exhibition – Startup Launchpad is the leading sourcing platform that brings together hardware/retail ready startups and leading online/physical retailers in the global distribution process. Startup Launchpad, which is co-located with the Mobile Electronics Show, includes 200 start-ups from 20 countries and regions who are showcasing their innovative electronic products, including IoT, artificial intelligence, health technology, smart home, 3D printing, wearables and VR/AR. Ninebot, Ubisoft and other well-known companies are expected to attend.

Global Sources Mobile Electronics in October
Global Sources Mobile Electronics show, held at AsiaWorld-Expo, last from October 18-21,featuring more than 3,700 booths of charging products, mobile speakers and earphones, wearable electronics, smartphones and tablets, protective cases and even repair tools, accessories and services – everything needed to drive new business opportunities in global trade.

Welcoming the era of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), the Mobile Electronics show features AIoT Park, showcasing key mainland China firms Space Holding group, Beidou Industrial Research Institute, Beidou satellite communication industry leader Shouxin Tongda, and live product demos from Insta360, the holder of over 70% market share in the panoramic camera business.

Global Sources has also brought together smart home industry leaders such as Orvibo, CoolKit, Shenzhen Home Smart Tech, Shenzhen Dituo Electronic, BroadLink and Vstarcam to create a one-stop smart home sourcing experience, adding connected home appliances to the product mix and exploring the boundless possibilities of applying the IoT in daily life. In the show’s conference program, 5G & IoT – Enabling Innovation for Tomorrow offers an in-depth understanding of the latest development in the industry.

Audio continues to play an important role at the Mobile Electronics. In addition to 600 booths of audio products including headsets, Bluetooth speakers, True Wireless Stereo (TWS), professional audio products, home audio systems, cables and accessories, Global Sources and China Audio Industry Association (CAIA) are jointly holding the “Golden Ear Choice” Awards Presentation to recognize outstanding products certified by experts as they meet the desired standard.

The Global Sources Innovation Awards Presentation is also scheduled to take place this October and aims to promote exceptional inventions and applications, and to encourage local and overseas companies to pursue innovation and excellence. There are nine prize categories which include Portable Audio, Charging Products, Wearable Electronics, Connected Appliances, Mobile Phones & Tablets, Cases & Covers, Smart Translators, Startups, and Tech Gifts. Companies, experts and media from mainland China and abroad were invited to serve as judges, making the Awards a major event for the industry.

In line with the strong demand for electronic gifts in the market, Global Sources has set up Asia’s one and only exhibition dedicated to electronic gifts, gadgets and corporate premiums. The new Tech Gifts show features 400 booths displaying electronic technology-based gift products, novelty objects and high-end custom gifts. The new show has four product areas: Branding & Exclusive Products, Personal Electronic Gifts, Tech & Gadgets and Corporate Gifts.

Charging Power Hall (Halls 9 &11) – Asia’s largest mobile charging product selection exhibiting 400 and more booths of wireless charging, in-car chargers, mobile chargers and charging cables

Analyst’s Choice Zone (Hall 1) – On-site showcase and experience zone of more than 100 of exhibitors’ latest products in key categories, chosen by Global Sources analysts for their new ideas, high quality and innovative technology.

AIoT Park (Hall 7) – Sourcing zone for smart appliances, including kitchen appliances, smart lighting, health-monitoring and connected entertainment products. The show’s Smart Living pavilion also features smart home products such as home automation, home monitoring and smart lighting systems.

Startup exhibition – Startup Launchpad helps mid- to late-stage hardware and retail startups solve market distribution issues. Startup Launchpad is co-located with Global Sources Mobile Electronics and features 200 startups from more than 20 countries and regions such as Japan, South Korea, India and Thailand, demonstrating their innovative electronic products across five categories: At Home, At Work, On the Go, Mind & Body, and Play & Learn.

“Future of Lifestyle” is the theme for conferences and workshops at this October’s Startup Launchpad, with guests from Google, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Uber, AIA, the Peninsula Hotel and Foxconn Technology. After the show, a “Greater Bay Area Ecosystem Tour” is scheduled to take participants on a two-day visit to Shenzhen.

Moreover, the fourth Startup Launchpad Investment Competition (SLIC) is scheduled to be held in midOctober. The top ten finalists from mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden and Thailand will compete for prizes worth HK$500,000.

Special event: Smart Home & Appliances
Global Sources Smart Home & Appliances is a sourcing event dedicated for smart home and smart appliances. The show featuring 500 booths of the latest products and cutting-edge technology.

The new Smart Home & Appliances, housed within the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show, brings together the AIoT and smart living content from across a range of market verticals to provide a convenient one-stop sourcing destination for buyers of smart security, connected appliances, mobile-connected smart home products, smart efficiency solutions and others.

AIoT Park (Hall 9) – Showcase products selected from leading Smart Home & Appliances exhibitors.Interact with more interesting related products/partners and conduct interactive demonstrations.

Tour4More – Show attendees visit all designated booths and collecting stamps on the stamp coupon can redeem a free gift.

Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The company organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong every April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows. Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows – the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.

The company organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong every April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows. Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows – the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world through English-language media such as trade shows (, online marketplaces (, magazines, and apps.

More than 1.5 million international buyers, including 94 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 is committed to organising eco-friendly and sustainable trade shows. Since 2006, Global Sources has donated through Care & Share, a charity partnership programme with Crossroads Foundation, five full container loads of items including furniture, mobile accessories and stationery to 64 NGOs and social welfare service centres in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Over the past 48 years, Global Sources has been serving the B2B industry with a reliable and professional trade platform highly trusted by the Company’s buyer and supplier communities.