China Sourcing Fair: Electronics - Electronics Trade Show in Miami

Conference Overview

“How to Source from China” Conference in 2013

FREE Admission!
Updated for today’s market conditions!

Venue: Flamingo Ballroom 1
Language: English

June 26 (Wednesday)
Time Topic/Speaker
New!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Identifying Suppliers in China: How to Spot a Good Factory and Avoid a Bad Apple
Secrets of success for the single most important step of your China importing business
Charles Kirmuss, President, Kirmuss & Associates Consultants; Consultant, China Sourcing Information Center
New!
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Negotiate and Position Yourself before Placing Purchase Orders
A comprehensive overview of key considerations that will save you from common pitfalls before placing your order
Brendan Elias, Founder, China Import Formula
June 27 (Thursday)
Time Topic/Speaker
New!
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Step-by-Step Formula for Profitable Importing from China
The ultimate training on how you can get started successfully importing a product from China to the U.S. market
Brendan Elias, Founder, China Import Formula

Identifying Suppliers in China: How to Spot a Good Factory and Avoid a Bad Apple
Charles Kirmuss, President, Kirmuss & Associates Consultants; Consultant, China Sourcing Information Center

Finding the right supplier is the single most important step in determining your project’s success or failure. Sourcing veteran Charles Kirmuss will explain the pitfalls to avoid when searching for a good supplier for your particular needs. Highlights include:
  • So many factories. How do I find the right one for me?
  • Pros & cons: going factory direct vs. using intermediaries
  • Affordable ways to confirm whether a supplier is legit

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

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How to Negotiate and Position Yourself before Placing Purchase Orders
Brendan Elias, Founder, China Import Formula

There is a lot to consider when doing business internationally, and it's important to prepare yourself for success – not failure. Planning ahead will save you from common pitfalls entrepreneurs can fall into when they do business in a market they are not wholly familiar with. This session covers some of the most important areas to consider before investing in a product and building your importing business, including:
  • A cross-cultural understanding of U.S. buyers and Chinese suppliers
  • Cost drivers and cost breakdown analysis
  • The dos and don'ts of quality control, logistics and payment methods
  • How to protect intellectual property
  • Proven negotiation techniques
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The Step-by-Step Formula for Profitable Importing from China
Brendan Elias, Founder, China Import Formula

There are huge opportunities to make money by importing from China. However, without the wisdom of experience, it can also be a minefield. Learn from the experiences of a seasoned buyer who has made millions importing from China and hear his importing secrets. This systematic training covers not just techniques that experienced importers use, but also how to avoid the biggest problems when importing from China to the US. Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • The 7 strategies for picking hot products that will sell like hotcakes in your market
  • The 3 steps to avoid scammers
  • The 10 most powerful, proven negotiation techniques to get your goods as cheaply as possible
  • The 3 special words that will get you free samples from the factories and how to get your order built below factory cost

This will be the best three hours you’ve ever spent on China sourcing skills and inspiration.

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About the speakers
Since 1983 Mr. Charles Kirmuss has been sourcing products overseas following the technology trail: Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now mainland China. Mr. Kirmuss’ company is a medium sized buyer looking for innovative electronic products that are either supplied as-is or are modified to meet his customer market needs in North America and other world markets. He attended his first Global Sources trade show in 2006 in Shanghai and started his Chinese supply adventure there. Over time he realized that sourcing from China was more involved than dealing with manufacturers from other countries. Through the “school of hard knocks” and sometimes making many costly mistakes himself, he learned one needs to take different measures when dealing with Chinese manufacturers.

Mr. Brendan Elias is the founder of the “China Import Formula”. He is sometimes called “Australia's Import Guru" due to the level of success he has achieved in the import/export business.

 
 
 
 
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