Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit


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Global Sources presents Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit, a free online event that will help you navigate the current uncertain and challenging times.

The information and resources during this summit will help you make the right strategic decisions now so you can come out stronger and better prepared on the other side of this crisis.

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✔ Learn how to strategically optimize your sourcing business in uncertain times
✔ Find out how global sourcing is changing
✔ Watch replays of LIVE panel discussions where experts answered audience questions
✔ Hear from over 20 sourcing experts from all around the world
✔ Watch all sessions as on-demand videos

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Session 1

▪ How is Global Sources Supporting Buyers During the Pandemic

▪ What Will Be the New Normal of Global Sourcing

Session 2

▪ Managing Logistics in Lockdown

▪ Sourcing Masks and Other Medical Devices

Session 3

▪ E-commerce in the Post-Coronavirus World

▪ How to Work with Your Suppliers During Uncertain Times

Session: 4

▪ Alternate Markets: Challenges & Opportunities

▪ Product Trends for the 2020 Holiday Season

On-demand video presentation topics

From selecting suppliers to logistics, and product validation for retail, on-demand presentations will cover a range of key topics to help you stay ahead of the game

▪ Negotiation in the Age of Coronavirus

▪ Sourcing From Vietnam

▪ Sourcing Safely in China

▪ Logistics from India

▪ 8 Elements to a Low-Risk Supply Chain in China

▪ Make a Difference During COVID-19

▪ Mitigating COVID-19 Supplier & Product Quality Risks

▪ Validating Products in Today’s Retail Environment

And many more…

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Check out our speakers

Hear from practitioners and industry experts from around the world.

Steven Selikoff, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Steven Selikoff

Founder, Product Development Academy

Steven started developing and importing products from China while working at Microsoft.

Eventually, he started his own importing and retail business. One of the gift bags he developed was featured at the 2019 Oscars.

He has recently started Product Development Academy, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to identify unique products, develop them, validate them, and produce them at margins and profits that open up retailer possibilities as well as Amazon success.

Jim Kennemer

Founder, Cosmo Sourcing

Jim Founded Cosmo Sourcing in 2013, in Shanghai, and originally focused on sourcing outdoor gear.

In 2014 he recognized the opportunity of Vietnam as a sourcing destination and moved to Ho Chi Minh.

Since then he has helped dozens of clients find suppliers in both China and Vietnam.

Jim Kennemer, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Sophie Mao, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Sophie Mao

Managing Partner, Chibridge Law Firm

Sophie has been practicing law since passing her Chinese Bar Exam in 1997.

General corporate matters have been her major practice area, having not only advised many enterprises, financial and medical institutions, but also local governments in China.

She has gradually shifted her focus on foreign direct investment and worked as counsel for numerous foreign enterprises and advises their daily operation in China.

She is a blogger at chinalawhelp.com.

Sameeksha Sachdeva

President, Seair

Seair is a freight forwarder based in India. The company caters to all types of importers including Amazon FBA sellers importing from India.

Sameeksha has 11 years of experience in the supply chain industry.

Sameeksha Sachdeva, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Refael Elbaz, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Refael Elbaz

CEO, Unicargo

Refael started working in logistics 12 years ago at the age of 22.

After working for a few different companies, he learnt about Amazon FBA by chance, and realized online selling was a fast-growing industry.

In 2014, he established Unicargo, which was then among the first companies to offer specialized logistics services to FBA sellers.

Ash Monga

Founder & CEO, IMEX Sourcing Services

IMEX is a technology driven sourcing & product development company in China, helping large retailers and distributors outsource their Supply Chain Management and focus on scaling their business.

IMEX is also helping clients, including Governments and Institutions with their PPE sourcing projects during the COVID19 epidemic.

Ash also blogs about sourcing from China at www.TheSourcingBlog.com

Ash Monga, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Conference
Renaud Anjoran, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Renaud Anjoran

Founder, Sofeast

Sofeast is a supply chain management and quality assurance company based in China.

Renaud’s team started working for foreign buyers in 2006.

He is also a founder of China Manufacturing Consultants, which helps factories improve quality, increase productivity, automate processes, and increase capacity.

He writes practical advice for importers several times a week on the qualityinspection.org blog.

Gary Huang

Founder, 80/20 Sourcing and 7 Figure Seller Summit

Gary has helped thousands of importers save time and money sourcing products and scale their businesses.

He has worked with hundreds of Chinese suppliers, having managed multimillion dollar sourcing campaigns for clients.

​Gary has been selling on Amazon, eBay, Shopify, and his own websites for 10 years. He owns a number of private label brands.

Gary Huang Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Tim Jordan, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Tim Jordan

CEO/Founder, Hickory Flats

Tim started eCommerce unintentionally and quickly built a 7-figure business within less than a year. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in finding profitable niches to sell on and off of Amazon, and sourcing efficiently.

He teaches unique ways to do product research on and off Amazon.

Kevin King

AMZ Marketer

Kevin is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in e-commerce since 1995.

He has been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous and Entertainment Tonight as well as the front page of USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

As a one-man show, he sells millions of dollars of product on Amazon.com and Walmart.

He trains new sellers in his popular Freedom Ticket program.

Kevin King, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Kian Golzari, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Kian Golzari

KianGolzari.com

Kian Golzari is one of the world’s leading product development and sourcing experts who has personally sourced over 2,500 products for some of the leading brands in the world whilst working with more than 500 factories.

Kian has been manufacturing private label products for many of the world’s largest retailers such as Bed, Bath & Beyond and Tesco as well as large corporations like Proctor & Gamble, Visa, Panasonic, United Nations and many others.

Dan Ashburn

Co-Founder, Titan NetworkCEO, Amazing at Home Business Consulting

Dan and his industry-leading team are responsible for marketing and managing over $12 million in annual sales for Amazon brands around the world.

Dan is a sought-after international speaker and is also the co-founder of Titan Network, and head mentor on China Magic, a 14-day sourcing and mastermind trip in China led by Athena Severi.

Dan Ashburn, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Michael Michelini, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Michael Michelini

Host, Global From Asia

Michael is an American social media, e-commerce, and SEO specialist who has lived in China since late 2007.

He is a passionate business connector that helps companies do business in China as well as Chinese companies to work in overseas markets.

He built the cross border e-commerce community GlobalFromAsia.com.

GFA is a platform to help cross border business owners learn, network, make business partnerships, and grow global businesses.

Amy Wees

CEO, Amazing at Home Business Consulting

Amy’s coaching focuses on helping brands develop unique products, validate them in the marketplace, source at profitable margins, and launch those products in E-Commerce with amazing brand messaging, copywriting, and search engine optimization.

She teaches business organizations locally in San Antonio Texas, and coaches entrepreneurs around the world through virtual coaching sessions at https://Amazingathome.com.

Amy Wees, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Sajag Agarwal, Global Sources Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Sajag Agarwal

Founder, Movley

Sajag founded and grew his first e-commerce brand to over 7-figures in less than 2 years and obtained seed-stage VC-funding.

Later, after facing considerable quality issues, Sajag moved to Shenzhen, China for 6 months and watched his inspectors first-hand, ineffectively and fraudulently inspect his products.

Fed up with the systematic failures in the industry, Sajag founded Movley in 2018 to make inspections highly effective using tech, data analytics, and better process.

Michael Bland

Senior Sales Director, QIMA

Michael has spent the last 23 years of his career working in the Asia Pacific region and the last 10 years in supply chain Quality Control (QC); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and is currently a Senior Director at QIMA, a leading provider of quality control and social compliance services for businesses importing from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

He is responsible for a global sales and business development team partnering with over 6,000 brands, retailers and importers to secure and manage their global supply chain, performing 270,000 inspections and audits, and 50,000 lab tests each year.

Michael Bland, Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Christine Rai

Co-Founder & Chairperson, Buying Agents Association of India

Christine Rai is one of the founders and currently Chairperson of the Buying Agents Association (BAA) of India – that was started 4 years ago.

This initiative has brought about a common platform for buying and sourcing agents, as well as liaison offices in India, to share their views and their challenges.

Christine is also the Founder and CEO of Indian Inc – a buying and sourcing agency which was set up in 1993 and is based in New Delhi.

Born in Kerala, in southern India, to Scottish planter parents, Christine completed her schooling and university education in Scotland.

Her passion for handicrafts combined with her dynamic and creative force in the competitive business of export and design has deservedly earned her a highly revered international reputation in this challenging domain.

Steve Simonson

CEO, Empowery              

Steve is an entrepreneur who has grown numerous companies over the past three decades and made over a billion dollars worth of product sales. He’s been on the Inc. 500 list for three years in a row and has contributed a great deal to the entrepreneur community, especially in e-commerce and the Amazon Seller world.

Steve created the Catalyst 88 Mastermind Group and more recently, the Empowery, a nonprofit e-commerce cooperative that helps members save money and gain access to product services, and also to create a community that advocates for the interest of e-commerce businesses.

Steve Simonson , Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

Margaret Jolly

Founder, Profit Improvement Business Solutions            

Margaret became a mentor to small businesses after owning and managing several businesses and is also a successful Amazon seller who has been sourcing products from India for over 2 years.

She is also a coach on India Sourcing Trip, a guided sourcing, learning and cultural tour.

Whether you are new to ecommerce and require guidance listing your first product or a more experienced seller looking for help with listings, optimization, images or other information, Margaret can help.

Anthony Cofrancesco 

Industry Liasion at PickFu               

Anthony Cofrancesco is a former Operations Manager at Amazon who quit his job in 2018 to relocate full-time to Manila to help scale an Amazon creative studio. 
Anthony is responsible for growing the company from 8 to more than 30 full-time creatives in under 8 months while also doubling revenue.

Anthony is a specialist in conversion optimization and has spoken around the world sharing the most progressive tactics for creating a higher converting and more visually appealing listing.

Currently, Anthony helps some of the largest sellers and agencies in the e-commerce industry to make more informed decisions about their product launches via a customer feedback tool called PickFu. 

Anthony Cofrancesco, Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit

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