China Sourcing Fair: Electronics - Electronics Trade Show in Miami

Conference Overview

"Smart China Sourcing" Conference in 2014

FREE admission!
Updated for today's market conditions!

Venue: Flamingo Ballroom 1
Languages: English and Spanish
June 19 (Thursday)
Time Topic/Speaker  
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Language: English
Strategic Sourcing: Evaluating Prospective Suppliers Online, on the Show Floor and Inside the Factory - The Dos and Don'ts
Sourcing veteran Mike Bellamy shares proven techniques and tactics learned during his 15 years sourcing in China
Mike Bellamy, Chairman, China Sourcing Information Center
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3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Language: Spanish
Sourcing Estratégico: Evaluar a Posibles Proveedores Online, en Ferias y en Fabricas - Que Hacer y Que NO Hacer
El ponente con 4 años de experiencia en Asia y otros 5 trabajando desde España con China compartirá sus conocimientos, consejos y técnicas sobre este campo
Simon Caballero, Senior Executive en PassageMaker
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June 20 (Friday)
Time Topic/Speaker
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Language: English
How Consumer Products Companies Can Break into New Retail Markets
Learn how to create retail distribution channels for your products in new markets
Karen Waksman, Founder and CEO, Retail MBA
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2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Language: English
Purchasing Strategies: Negotiations, Contracts and Supply Chain Management
Best practices unveiled! The speaker will share the lessons he learned in China while servicing the supply chains of Walmart, Target, HP and other famous brands and retailers
Mike Bellamy, Chairman, China Sourcing Information Center
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3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Language: Spanish
Estrategias de Compra: Negociaciones, Contratos y Gestión del Supply Chain
Las mejores practicas! El ponente revelara cuales son sus mejores herramientas para gestionar el supply chain de sus clientes de habla hispana en China
Simon Caballero, Senior Executive en PassageMaker
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Note:
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The Fair Management reserves the right to alter or cancel the content, speakers and timing of the conference without prior notice.
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Admission is FREE – seating limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Your business card is required for seminar entrance.
Strategic Sourcing: Evaluating Prospective Suppliers Online, on the Show Floor and Inside the Factory - The Dos and Don'ts

Mike Bellamy, Chairman, China Sourcing Information Center

Finding the right supplier is the single most important step in determining your project's success or failure.

Sourcing veteran Mike Bellamy will cut to the chase and explain how to efficiently select suppliers for your particular needs. Highlights include:

  • So many exhibitors and factories: How do I find the right one for me?
  • 3 tiers and 3 strategies: Factory direct vs Agents vs Wholesale
  • Is my supplier legit? Audits and due diligence
  • The RFQ (request for quotation) process
  • What to look for online, at the trade show and at the factory
  • Protecting intellectual property during the supplier selection phase
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls

This is a must-attend event for new buyers, while even experienced sourcing professionals will learn a few more tricks of the trade.

How Consumer Products Companies Can Break into New Retail Markets

Karen Waksman, Founder and CEO of Retail MBA (RetailMBA.com), will reveal how to create retail distribution channels for your products in new markets! Absolutely no sales experience or existing buyer relationships required!

In this informative workshop, Karen will discuss:

  • Why international companies should consider expanding into new retail markets
  • Understanding the top ways to sell to these retailers
  • Determining the best strategy for your product
  • Common pitfalls consumer products companies will face
  • How to get started today

Who should attend? Directors of Product Development, Sales and Corporate Management who are responsible for product category growth into new retail markets!

Purchasing Strategies: Negotiations, Contracts and Supply Chain Management

Mike Bellamy, Chairman, China Sourcing Information Center

Learn how to negotiate and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with your suppliers based on contracts and quality plans.

The seminar will cover:

  • Proven negotiation techniques
  • The dos and don'ts of quality control, logistics, contracts and payment methods
  • How to protect intellectual property
  • Insight into the thinking of your Chinese suppliers
  • Tips for project management

Learn the purchasing strategies employed by highly successful companies.

About the speakers
Mr. Mike Bellamy moved to Asia in 1993 and has served as a China business advisor to both fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

Mr. Simon Caballero, born in Barcelona, Spain, first came to Asia in 2009. After living in Thailand for one year, decided to move to China to set up a small sourcing company to help Spanish companies develop their business in China. Simon completed a Master degree in International Relations and Foreign Trade. Before this experience in Asia, Simon spent almost 10 years in the logistics business focusing on sales with companies like American Airlines, UPS and Expeditors. Today at PassageMaker, Simon is a Senior Executive specializing in the Spanish speaking markets. Today married and with a son, live in Shenzhen, China and speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and basic Chinese.

Ms. Karen Waksman, Founder and CEO of Retail MBA, is a former manufacturer's rep who has sold millions of consumer products to the world's largest retailers. Now turned author and retail consultant, Karen teaches her proven sales formula on how to approach, pitch and sell to retail buyers to thousands of consumer products companies across the globe.

 
 
 
 
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