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Q1 2019 Barometer: A Look Back at Global Sourcing in 2018: Trade Wars, Diversification, Sustainability Challenges

Between the US-China tariff stand-off and the increasing consumer and governments’ scrutiny on sustainability issues, 2018 proved a challenging year for global sourcing. Many brands and retailers turned towards increased diversification of their sourcing in order to hedge...

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January 9, 2019

Q4 2018 Barometer: Are Supply Chain Ethics Becoming a Casualty of the Trade Wars?

As Asia’s manufacturing hubs are ramping up production for the upcoming holiday season, this quarter’s barometer paints a picture of increasingly diversified global sourcing and some worrying trends for sustainability. In addition to the data collected from tens of thousands...

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October 4, 2018

Q2 2018 Barometer: China Unfazed by Global Trade Stand-Off, Supply Chains Face New Ethical Concerns

As manufacturing picks up in Asia’s sourcing hubs following the Chinese New Year break, QIMA's Q1 statistics for inspection and audit demand reflect the emerging sourcing trends of 2018.

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April 6, 2018

Q3 2018 Barometer: Ethical, Environmental Concerns Run High in Global Supply Chains

While concerns about international trade tensions abound halfway into 2018, QIMA's latest data on quality inspection and supplier audit demand offers some perspective on the shape of things to come in global sourcing.

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July 6, 2018

QIMA Q1 Barometer: What Does 2018 Hold for Global Supply Chains

QIMA's 2018 Q1 Barometer offers a collection of unique insights on the state of sourcing, quality and compliance in 2017, as well as the trends that will shape the sourcing landscape of 2018.

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January 4, 2018

Events
Sedex Conference
London, U.K.
March 26-27, 2019
Table Number: 7

Made In Asia
Hong Kong
March 28, 2019

PI Apparel HK
Hong Kong
April 2-3, 2019

Prime Source Forum
Hong Kong
April 2-3, 2019

Canton Fair (Phase 2 & 3)
Guangzhou, China
April 23 - May 5, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

HKTDC Gifts & Premium
Hong Kong
April 27-30, 2019
Booth Number: 5B F24

Global Sources Summit
Hong Kong
April 27-29, 2019

AAFA Global Supply Chain & Trade Conference
Washington, DC, USA
April 30-May 1, 2019

Expo Seguridad
Mexico City, Mexico
May 7-9, 2019
Booth Number: 1057

Sourcing Journal Summit HK 2019
Hong Kong
May 8, 2019

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