Over the coming week two exhibitions will bring the latest housewares, toys and consumer technology to the Chinese and global markets. The first of these exhibitions, the Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts , Houseware and Toys showcases the latest in high-end home accessories, gifts and sustainable living. Following this event, SINOCES later in the week brings one of the world's largest tech events CES to the Chinese market; expect the latest in intelligent home appliances and other domestic technologies.

Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware and Toys
July 4-7
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Hong Kong

A trade-only event for exhibitors in the gifts, houseware and toy industries. In 2010 the event attracted 409 companies from 14 countries around the world. The event is divided into themed zones known as 'hot spots,' each of which focuses on a different product group. This year the 'hot spots' include Treasure Island - home to high-end brands; Home tech and electronic gift zone - appliances for the home; and Green gifts and houseware zone - which focuses on sustainable living. Though the fair attracts exhibitors from around the world, in terms of visitor numbers (and importance) it is overshadowed by the New York International Gift Fair (January 29-February). The Summer Sourcing Show runs concurrently with the KKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week.

July 7-10
Qingdao International Convention Center
Qingdao, China

A collaboration between the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the International electronics expo CES and the Qingdao local government, SINOCES is expected to serve as a launchpad for the latest products to hit the Chinese market. In 2010 the event attracted around 80,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors from with China and around the globe. The International CES held earlier this year (January 6-9) is one of the biggest exhibitions in the tech calendar attracting upwards of 100,000 visitors. Similarly to the International CES, SINOCES will also focus on the latest household appliances and domestic technologies.

New York International Gift Fair
August 13-18,
Javits Center New York
New York, USA

This event is the second of two editions of the New York International Gift Fair held in 2011. The event is open to trade professionals only and attracts around 35,000 visitors per year. Earlier in 2011 the NYIGF honored a variety of products including those categorized as 'green'. The event attracts retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers' representatives. The categories of goods on display at the show range from home furnishings to fashion accessories and dog toys.
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15th Tendence
August 26-30
Messe Frankfurt Trade center
Frankfurt, Germany

A huge range of consumer goods from a large number of international suppliers are exhibited at this yearly trade show which attracts around 57,000 people. In 2011 the event will be divided into two main categories, 'living' and 'giving' which are divided into further sub-sections. Some of the main themes at Tendence 2010 were 'functional furniture', 'products with personality' and 'Gemütlichkeit' a German term meaning to feel good and have a good time.