Trading Companies vs Manufacturers in China

How To Identify Trading Companies In China

How do you identify ‘trading companies’ who may pose as full-fledged manufacturers? It appears that not every booth at a trade show is a factory. When you place orders, they turn out to be a trading company. How do you identify the difference? That’s a good question. To be honest, you can never know for…

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Tips for making the most of a visit to a sourcing fair or trade show

China Trade Show

How to make the most of a China trade show

Exclusive video as presented at Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong (Oct 2014) and Johannesburg (Nov 2014)

Sourcing expert Mike Bellamy offers practical and affordable supply chain management strategies that buyers both large and small can easily implement and improve their business performance saving time, money and headaches.

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CSIC team in Johannesburg to help buyers

On behalf of the CSIC and the local buyers who attended the presentations, I would thank Whitwell Kelly and Godefroy Delteil for making the trip to South Africa to man the CSIC booth and host the conferences on doing business in China. You will find below the presentation overview, speakers bios and a link to…

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The World’s Biggest Electronics Event

From left: Shaher Husein, Camilo Tafurth, Mike Bellamy, and Godefroy Delteil I attended my very first trade fair at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) this October.  Thankfully, I went with Mike Bellamy, Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center, who’s been attending the fair regularly for many…

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