CJ started representing Amazon sellers when he learned that Amazon suspends sellers' accounts without reason. In any other business, you can simply rent another space if your store is closed down. When Amazon suspends you, they own the entire planet. His law firm Amazon Sellers Lawyer helps sellers address account suspensions, complaints and violations. His firm has branches in New York, London and Shenzhen. CJ’s new book “Your Guide to Amazon Suspensions” is due in January 2017. He holds executive positions at American Association for Justice and New York State Bar Association.
Based in Shenzhen, China, Sam has assisted e-commerce companies in growing their businesses to tens of millions of dollars in revenue by managing all aspects of operations in Asia. Sam and his team assist importers in sourcing, manufacturing, QC and logistics through their streamlined services.
After spending 16 years in the banking industry, KJ decided to follow an entrepreneurial desire and started JAKAB Solutions, Inc in 2016. KJ attended the Global Sources Summit in April 2016, and is now returning as a speaker to share his incredible success story. His company is already grossing over $1 million annually. And a product he first sourced at the Global Sources show has been featured on Oprah’s favorite things list of 2016 and USA Today’s 10 must-haves.
Mike came to Asia in 1993 and is now responsible for sourcing $200 million of product on behalf of his clients at his boutique sourcing agency - PassageMaker. Mike has supported customers in the supply chains of Apple, Wal-Mart, Dell, Home Depot and of course Amazon. Mike will talk about how to leverage Chinese law & contracts to your advantage when sourcing.
Michael Hartman is an American living in Romania who help setup over 1000 US Amazon companies and other online business. He provides a niche for outsourcing amazon business operations.
Erick has been doing e-commerce since he was 13 years old on the good old days of eBay.com, in the pursuit of entrepreneurship he rejected traditional job opportunities at Google & Microsoft to take a flight to China and take his e-commerce endeavors to the next level. Erick is a current digital nomad, 6-figure Amazon seller and owner of VirtuousGraphics.com; a product photography and graphic design company focused on Amazon sellers.
Neil has been sourcing, manufacturing and importing products from around the world for the last 30 years. He has worked with some of the largest retail stores to bring products to market. Neil and his business partner and wife Karen, have created the Private Label University, where entrepreneurs can learn how to source, import and private label products.
Bernie is the founder of a multi-million dollar private-label electronics brand on Amazon, that has grown every year since 2009. He is the Founder of Efficient Era, a SaaS platform that provides automation and analytics tools for Amazon sellers. He is the author of the book "Flywheels and Feedback Loops: A Guide to Success for Amazon Private-Label Sellers.”
Renaud has been managing a quality assurance, engineering, and supply chain management agency, Sofeast Ltd, since 2006. His team typically works for SMEs and provides a broad range of services on the ground, from factory audits to production followup and from QC checklist definition to supplier improvement projects. He writes advice for importers on qualityinspection.org.
Neale has spent 18 years in Hong Kong where he researches the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification, and innovation. His 'China 1000' project is the largest ever survey of operational risk issues for foreign buyers and Chinese suppliers. He is also the Cofounder of China Sourcing Academy, a complete training system for professional buyers seeking to source from China.
Bryan Bowman is an SEO/PPC & Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) consultant for Amazon sellers. He is a Certified ClickFunnels Consultant and helps sellers enhance PPC, optimize organic rank, drive outside traffic, fine tune product listings, and more. In his podcast at AMZ Profit Pros, he discusses strategies for driving traffic to product listings while maximizing conversion rates.
Brian started his career managing global electronic manufacturers and OEMs in supply chain, sourcing and logistics. Managing accounts has taken him to Korea, Taiwan, China and Australia where he deepened his knowledge of the sourcing game. Accelerated Sourcing utilizes his global contacts and infrastructure to assist individuals and companies to source from China.
Mike is the Managing Partner at Empire Capital where he manages and runs investment funds and a holding company for online businesses. He was previously the Marketplace Manager at Empire Flippers where he facilitated more than a dozen sales of FBA businesses ranging from $50K to $1.5M. Empire Flippers is an Inc. 500 company, which is the #1 curated marketplace for buying/selling established and profitable online businesses.
Karen has been building businesses in a range of industries — from fashion to health care — for more than 25 years. An educator at heart, Karen has mentored countless entrepreneurs. Karen started private labeling products over 15 years ago, even before the excitement of Amazon. She co-founded the Private Label University for entrepreneurs who are looking to play in the physical product industry at the same level as the “big guys”.
79,000+ buyers from 153 countries and territories visited 8,500 booths at our October 2016 trade shows in Hong Kong. Be the first to meet suppliers at our April 2017 shows, source the latest products, and start selling them on Amazon.
After visiting the Global Sources show, you can stay in Asia longer to visit factories, meet up and evaluate QC and logistics providers, and visit other shows in Hong Kong and China.
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1. Where should I stay?
We have liaised with hotels near the venue so Summit attendees will get discounted room rates. More info on the Venue & Hotels page.
2. What airport should I fly into?
You should fly into the Hong Kong Airport.
3. Do I need a visa for Hong Kong?
Check on the Hong Kong Immigration department page and expand the Part II triangle. United States, UK, Australian and most European citizens can enter Hong Kong for up to 90 days without a visa, as long as your passport has 6 months validity.
4. Do I need a visa for mainland China?
Most foreign nationals do need a Visa for mainland China.
5. What other shows are happening during the same time frame?
6. Where can I learn more about the Global Sources Trade Shows?
7. Where can I learn more about sourcing before the event?
Get smart sourcing tips on SmartChinaSourcing.com and join the Smart China Sourcing Facebook group to get sourcing updates and practical advice from experts.
8. How do I get updates about the Global Sources Summit?
Sign up to our mailing list to get updated on speakers and conference topics as they are confirmed.
Other questions? Send an email to SummitInfo@globalsources.com
2. Meet Suppliers face-to-face at Global Sources' April 2017 Exhibitions:
April 18 - 21: Gifts & Home