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For Amazon and Online Sellers

Smart China Sourcing Summit

Source Profitably, Avoid Pitfalls

  • April 17 - 19, 2016 in Hong Kong
  • Interactive training led by sourcing experts
  • 3,500 booths of gifts, premiums, home products and mobile electronics
  • Join the Smart China Sourcing Facebook Group to learn sourcing best practices and get updates on the Smart China Sourcing Summit
  • Visit the shows again and prepare to place orders at or after the show.
  • In the afternoon, learn how to drive higher sales on Amazon with proven strategies, off-Amazon and influencer marketing, and effective Amazon sales management

Day 3: Product Launch, Marketing & Scaling

Co-located with Global Sources' 3,500-booth trade shows

Day 1: Research & Product Selection

Day 2: Sourcing, QC & Logistics

  • Spend the morning on case studies with seasoned sellers to learn how they successfully launched their products to market 
  • In the afternoon, learn sourcing best practices and hear directly from suppliers about common issues that they encounter with buyers and how you can avoid them
  • Wrap up the day learning how to present yourself to exhibitors and collect information to get the most out of a tradeshow.  Greg Mercer will also demonstrate how to use his research tool on the show floor
  • Visit Mobile Electronics and Gifts and Home exhibitors on your own to put your learning into practice and get prices and MOQs on the spot 
  • In the afternoon, prepare your questions from walking the shows and get immediate answers and insights from sourcing, QC, and logistics experts in various panel discussions 

Based in Shenzhen, China, Sam has assisted e-commerce companies in growing their businesses to tens of millions of dollars in revenue by managing all aspects of operations in Asia. Sam and his team assist importers in sourcing, manufacturing, QC and logistics through their streamlined services.

Gary Huang - Founder, 80/20 Sourcing

Anthony Lee - COO, ZonBlast

Not only is Paul the co-founder of Seller Labs but his brain child Snagshout is rapidly becoming the go-to social deals site to connect shoppers with brands on Amazon. The site focuses on influence marketing, where more than 100,000 shoppers are promoting products through reviewing and sharing opinions. His team of developers and e-commerce experts achieved a first-place ranking for Seller Labs in Atlan10’s 10 Most Innovative Young Tech Startups in Atlanta for 2015.

Mike Bellamy - Founder, PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions

Over 8 years in China leveraging the power of a Hong Kong Limited and Chinese business, and podcasting over 100 episodes on the topic, Michael has the e-commerce and internet marketing business experience to help Amazon sellers get through the somewhat muddy and complex process of opening and operating their Hong Kong businesses for Amazon and online sales. 

Mike came to Asia in 1993 and is now responsible for sourcing $200 million of product on behalf of his clients at his boutique sourcing agency - PassageMaker. Mike has supported customers in the supply chains of Apple, Wal-Mart, Dell, Home Depot and of course Amazon. He is also the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and lecturer at the China Sourcing Academy.

Ben Wong - Head of Global Sources Direct

Learn from Experts

Patrick Muir - Product Manager, Snagshout

Anthony Chen - Director of Special Projects, Flexport

Ashish Monga - Founder, IMEX Sourcing Services

Chris created his own innovative product and brand which raised $110K crowdfunding on Kickstarter in 2013 and is currently generating $500K annually on Amazon and through his website at Hibermate.com. Chris is continuing to innovate, source & launch new products which he’ll share during his case study. He’ll also explain how he managed to lose $42,000 on a failed Amazon Promotion and how you can avoid making the same, simple mistake.

Sourced for 150+ Amazon FBA sellers to date. Managing Sourcing & QC operations & providing consultancy to multiple clients running million dollar+ businesses on Amazon UK & Amazon US. Also running his own Private Label brand on Amazon.

Will Tjernlund - Founder, AMZ Help

Danny McMillan - Amazon Specialist, Danny McMillan

Over $10,000,000 in Amazon sales over the past 3 years via multi-channel fulfillment, private labeling, importing and negotiating. Expert in systematizing and automating ecommerce businesses.

Habib is responsible for making sure AQF’s clients are well looked after in China. Before AQF, he held various positions responsible for Quality in the automotive industry in China and Europe. Born and raised in Morocco, Habib lived in France for 10 years and speaks French, English, Arabic and Chinese. He has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Quality from the University of Compiegne (France).

More Speakers to be Announced....

Sam Boyd - Founder & CEO of Guided Imports

Manuel Becvar - CEO and Founder of Mandarin-Gear Ltd. and ImportDojo

With nearly a decade managing large, multi-national brands for Fortune 500 companies, Patrick left a brand management position at Ruiz Foods, the largest frozen Mexican food producer in the world to work for Snagshout.com. He knows how to build great brands. And his command for leveraging brand marketing and demand generation to create consumer awareness will make Snagshout a household name in 2016. 

17 Years of sourcing and product development experience, 10 years from Asia. Previously led a team of 35 sourcing agents in 5 countries, having sourced products worth $200 million for clients such as WalMart, Carrefour and Amazon. Runs ImportDojo.com and is an Amazon FBA seller.  

Anthony has helped manage logistics and supply chain for hundreds of companies from smaller FBA shippers to larger publicly traded companies. He's seen the horror stories of Amazon taking over a product as well as the best practices that helped companies reduce costs and set logistics on auto-pilot. Flexport helps businesses ship freight around the world through a modern web app and is backed by Founders Fund (Peter Thiel), Google Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, First Round Capital, and other prominent investors.

Chris Thomas - Founder, Hibermate

Greg Mercer - Entrepreneur, Founder of Jungle Scout

A serial entrepreneur, heavily involved in all things Amazon. Currently does multi-millions on Amazon in annual sales. Founder of the industry leader in Amazon product research software, Jungle Scout. Also creator of Review Kick -  a marketplace to exchange deeply discounted goods in exchange for honest reviews.  

Based in Shanghai since 2008, Gary has managed multimillion dollar China sourcing campaigns for clients in the US and Latin America. He also sells private label products on Amazon. Gary created 80/20 Sourcing to teach Amazon sellers how to source from China like a pro and avoid common mistakes. He provides sourcing tactics that will get 80% of the results in 20% of the time.

Michael Michelini - Host, Global From Asia Podcast

COO of the first and largest Amazon launch service, with visibility into best practices that drive product success.  Has also consulted to over a dozen Amazon sellers helping them generate revenues well over a million dollars annually. FBA seller and owner of two brands.

Leveraging his background in Conversion Optimization and PPC, Danny is now an Amazon FBA seller. He has initially focused on PPC strategies and tactics, and is now applying those to his product roll-out. Danny co-runs the largest UK Amazon FBA meet-up where he regularly presents and provides updates on his progress and lessons learned. 

Habib Rkha - Quality Manager, Asia Quality Focus

Paul Johnson - CEO, Snagshout and Co-Founder, Seller Labs 

As the Head of Global Sources Direct, a sub-business division of Global Sources (NASDAQ-GSL GSOL), Ben’s mandate is to help hardware startups successfully get into global distribution channels. He is responsible for building Startup Launchpad – Asia’s first B2B tradeshow + tech conference event for hardware startups – and manages the company’s cross-border O2O distribution channels for emerging brands in the Asia Pacific region. 

After visiting the Global Sources show, you can stay in Asia longer to visit factories, meet up and evaluate QC and logistics providers, and visit other shows in Hong Kong and China.

20,000+ Buyers visited 3,000 Booths at our October 2015 Mobile Electronics and Gifts & Home Shows. Be the first to meet suppliers at our April 2016 show, see their latest products, and start selling them on Amazon.

Source from Suppliers

Five Trends from the 

October 2015 Gifts & Home Show

10 Innovative Products from the 

October 2015 Mobile Electronics Show

2. Meet Suppliers face-to-face at Global Sources' April 2016 Exhibitions: 


   April 11 - 14:  Electronics

   April 18 - 21:  Mobile Electronics

   April 18 - 21:  Gift & Home Products

   April 27 - 30:  Fashion

3. Read China Sourcing best practices from practitioners at SmartChinaSourcing.com

Hosted by Global Sources

1. Find products and suppliers year round at GlobalSources.com

4. Join the Smart China Sourcing Facebook Group to get sourcing updates.

I've got a question...

1.  Where should I stay?  

The Regal Hotel is very convenient to both the Airport (2 minute walk) and the AsiaWorld Expo (2 minute Airport Express ride) where the show is held.


2.  What airport should I fly into?  

You should fly into the Hong Kong Airport.


3.  Do I need a Visa for Hong Kong?  

Check on the Hong Kong Immigration department page and expand the Part II triangle.  United States, UK, Australian and most European citizens can enter Hong Kong for up to 90 days without a visa, as long as your passport has 6 months validity.


4.  Do I need a Visa for China?  

Most foreign nationals do need a Visa for mainland China.  


5.  What other shows are happening during the same time frame?  

Here is an overview of the Hong Kong and Guangzhou April, 2016 Trade Shows.  


6.  Where can I learn more about the Global Sources Trade Shows?  

You can learn about all Global Sources shows here, and the April 18 - 21 Mobile Electronics show and April 18 - 21 Gifts & Home shows here.   


7. Where can I learn more about sourcing before the event?

Get smart sourcing tips on SmartChinaSourcing.com  and join the Smart China Sourcing Facebook group to get sourcing updates and practical advice from experts.

Other questions? Email: SummitInfo@globalsources.com