World's largest electronics show opens with more booths, new attractions

Running in two phases, the Electronics spring show will host more than 6,200 booths, plus Asia's biggest VR/AR industry event, specialized pavilions and more.

April 11, 2017

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Running in two phases, the Electronics spring show will host more than 6,200 booths, plus Asia's biggest VR/AR industry event, specialized pavilions and more.

The world's largest electronics sourcing show, Global Sources Electronics opened today at Hong Kong's Asia-World Expo with up-and-coming electronics products from China and across Asia. It is set to run in two phases, showcasing the industry's latest innovations and technologies with more than 6,200 booths, and specialized pavilions, experience and demo zones, and conferences.

This year, the electronic show plays host to Asia's biggest VR/AR industry event where visitors can get up close and personal with the latest commercial and entertainment VR, 3D and 4D games through hands-on product showcases and experience zones.

The Startup Launchpad returns with 200 hardware startups from Asia. Spanning both phases, the pavilion highlights innovative and shelf-ready products, and provides a conference track covering emerging trends in autonomous vehicles, health tech, sports wearables and IoT.

New attractions include the eCommerce pavilion for Amazon and online sellers, and the Ready-to-Buy-Zone, which features on-hand items deliverable within 48 hours. Debuting last year at the Gifts & Home show, the Smart Living Pavilion is also a new addition to the Electronics show, covering smart security, energy management, entertainment, appliances and gadgets.

Must-attend are industry conferences that will give visitors insights to emerging electronic sectors, and market trends and standards, and sourcing tips directly from the experts and thought leaders.

Other show highlights are the Electric Personal Transporter pavilion, which comes with a test-drive zone and freestyle performances from selected exhibitors, and the Next-Gen Components Zone, which gives a closer look at the electronic components that make up the latest drones, robotics and industries, automotive, wearables and smart home security products.

The flagship trade show of Global Sources, Global Sources Electronics consists of two phases, the first of which runs from April 11 to 14. It features 3,600 booths showcasing consumer electronics, VR and gaming, components and smart living products. The second phase, Mobile Electronics, will take place on April 18 to 21, with the latest smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and mobile VR/AR products on display.

Global Sources Electronics is expecting more than 60,000 buyers from150 countries and territories, including purchasing decision makers from Ace Hardware, Best Buy, Carrefour, Casio, Dolby, eBay, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Gibson Technology System, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, LG, Logitech, Microsoft, Nintendo, Olympia, Panasonic, Philips, Qualcomm, Siemens, Telstra, Tomy, Verbatim and Vox Accessories.

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