IPO / Stock
Went Public on Apr 28, 2000 / NASDAQ:GSOL
Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island
Global Sources is a Hong Kong-based B2B media company facilitating trade between China and the world through English language media.
E-Commerce, Internet, Advertising, B2B, Manufacturing

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Global Sources is a Hong-Kong based business-to-business (B2B) media company that facilitates trade between Greater China and the world.

It provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. A wide range of media is used to connect suppliers and buyers worldwide — online portals, magazines, research reports, and trade fairs.

Global Sources 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 10 specialized trade shows which run 32 times a year across nine cities.

Suppliers receive more than 43 million sales leads annually from buyers through Manufacturers: Global Sources alone. Wal-mart, Best Buy, Samsung and Carrefour are among the buyers that make use of the company's trade services.

Current Team (10)


Products (4)

  • Under this umbrella label are distinct and separate fairs held throughout the year. These specialized fairs are Baby & Children's Products,
  • This comprehensive series of research reports provides exclusive industry insights based on factory tours and in-depth studies.
  • A series of trade magazines designed for businesses importing from China and Asia. Each issue contains in-depth reports on the export trade
  • The primary online portal of Global Sources Ltd is a massive virtual marketplace that matches suppliers from China and Asia to

Competitors (6)

  • Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade.
  • Baidu is a Chinese website and search engine that enables individuals to obtain information and find what they need.
  • The B2B marketplace you can trust
  • MFG.com is The Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace for Custom Manufactured Parts
  • Tencent is a Chinese internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and online advertising services.
  • TradeKey.com is an online Business-to-Business marketplace helping worldwide traders find new trade partners and business opportunities.

Offices/Locations (3)

  • Headquarters

    22/F Vita Tower,

    29 Wong Chuk Hang Road,

    Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island

    Hong Kong

  • China Office

    35/F Shenzhen International Chamber of Commerce Tower, The Intersection,

    Yitian Road & Fuhua 3rd Road, Futian

    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048


  • Singapore Office

    1 Sims Lane


    Singapore, Central Region 387355


Past Team (2)


Past Event Appearances (1)

Images (1)


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