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Sourcing China suppliers at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair

Sourcing de proveedores chinos en la feria HKTDC Gifts and Premium 2015

Slated to occur during the last week of April, the HKTDC has scheduled Asia’s biggest event in Hong Kong for the gifts and premium industry. Buyers will be meeting with their regular suppliers and sourcing China suppliers, specializing in China, at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair from April 27th until the 30th. A wide range of suppliers will be present: among them manufacturers and third party inspection companies. Here are some useful tools to help identify the most reliable suppliers who are able to answer to each buyer’s needs.

Program of the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair

This year is a special anniversary edition for the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair. The product categories presented at the fair as as follows: Advertising Gifts & Premium, Beauty Products & Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Corporate Gifts, Fashion Jewellery & Accessories,Green Gifts, Hiking and Camping Products, Luggage & Travel Goods, Packaging, Party & Festive Items / Wedding Favours, Stationery & Paper, Toys & Sporting Goods, Testing / Certificate & Inspection Services and more

Sourcing China suppliers at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair

The Gifts and Premium industry primarily manufactes goods in China due to the wide range of products offered by Chinese manufacturers. However we also know that scams are everywhere in China. That said, buyers should take the time to engage in a face to face meeting with potential suppliers, during the fair, to create first impression.

After the fair, it is necessary to conduct additional research concerning any potential China suppliers considered: verifying the vendor’s validity and checking free resources such as the vendor’s black list. Other recommendations are available in the article “How to check the reliability of suppliers“.

Afterwards, it is recommended one perform a factory audit. It is the last check that will determine whether or not a supplier is right for a specific project. It will be followed up by giving the green or red light for the production of the goods

Quality Control suppliers at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair

Whether in-house or via a third party inspection company, it is imperative one make certain the goods are controlled properly. Making the right choice depends on various factors.

Sourcing China suppliers at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair also includes looking for the right quality control partner. The AQF team will be in attendance, at booth 5F-H10, to discuss “More than Quality Control“. We will also be on hand to share our know-how and experience in the gifts and premium industry.

And you: will you be sourcing China suppliers at the 2015 HKTDC Gifts and Premium Fair?

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Claire Piccinno

After experiencing critical quality problems while working for trading company in China, Claire decided to dedicate to the quality control industry since 2009. She is now AQF marketing manager.

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