More than 800,000 page views from over 140 countries and regions have been recorded within the first three days of the Global Sources Online Show (GSOS), which went live on July 29 to reach global trade buyers from across multiple industries.
GSOS has more than 1,700 buyers set up for GS Match business matching services, and around 20,000 business meeting recommendations were provided with compatible suppliers.
The first week of the event, which concluded on August 4, featured products under the themes of Medical & Healthcare and Study & Work from Home.
The second week, which runs from August 3 to 9, focuses on Home & Hardware products.
Several features were established to deliver what was described as “new sourcing experiences”, according to a GSOS press statement. They include themed product pavilions that allow buyers to quickly browse products of a specific category; virtual meeting rooms to build business relationships in a private environment; supplier live-streaming led by professional hosts, featuring suppliers’ exclusive designs as well as factory or showroom tours to provide buyers with an intuitive sourcing experience; and live performances tailored for the online audience.
There were also 40 seminars conducted by 50 expert speakers, with a range of sourcing topics in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Hu Wei, CEO of Global Sources, said: “Global Sources has been dedicated to promoting trade for 50 years. As the only O2O platform in China’s export industry, Global Sources makes tireless efforts to meet buyers’ ever-changing sourcing requirements.”
Buyer Ruby Fung, founder of Pedda Marri, commented: “It is difficult for us to visit physical tradeshows or other offline sourcing events during the pandemic. Global Sources Online Show is a great solution to that challenge.”