22 February 2019
Asia-Pacific Sourcing sets new benchmark
Asia-Pacific Sourcing – Europe’s number 1 sourcing platform – has been on a growth trajectory since its premiere in 2005. The signs are very positive for the upcoming event in Cologne from 25 to 27 February 2019: Over 750 exhibitors from 17 countries have already confirmed their participation.
This will make the 2019 trade fair the biggest Asia-Pacific Sourcing to date. “For retailers, Asia is the most important supplier market for sourcing, private labels and OEM goods”, says Catja Caspary, Vice President of Koelnmesse. “Except for EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne, there is no comparable sourcing platform outside of Asia offering the breadth and depth of high-quality goods found at Asia-Pacific Sourcing.”
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Asia-Pacific Sourcing is the ordering and communication platform for products, innovations and trends for the house and garden segment made in the Far East
Spread across two levels of exhibition Hall 11, trade visitors can look forward to the latest tools and products for home, garden and leisure from the Far East. The product portfolio will be complemented by the International Trade Fair for Retail Promotions and Imports (IAW Fair) taking place at the same time in Hall 10.
In addition to the quantity with respect to the number of exhibitors, Asia-Pacific Sourcing has also seen a steady increase in quality. Around 30 exhibitors are part of the “Best of China” group, which represents products of particularly outstanding quality. Among the exhibitors at Asia-Pacific Sourcing are manufacturers and distributors from the Far East, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. They will showcase their tools, goods, innovations and trends in Asian products from the home, garden and leisure sector to international visitors. The diverse spectrum of offerings makes Asia-Pacific Sourcing an international hub for international import and export businesses.
In addition to Europe's top sourcing platform, the IAW Fair, Europe's leading order trade fair for promotional goods, seasonal impulse items and trend products, will also be held at the same time. As a result of the industry-related product portfolio of the IAW Fair and the short routes between both events, visitors will find even more exhibitors, offers and opportunities for new contacts and good business.