More than 116,000 visitors from 120 countries and regions attended the 18th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, a 6 percent increase for one of the world’s most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED events.
The show was held from June 9-12 in Guangzhou, where it welcomed professional buyers from China as well as a number of mature and emerging markets across the globe. The top 10 overseas visiting countries and regions in 2013 included Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Korea, United States, Singapore, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.
“I am very impressed with the quality of the 2013 lighting show and glad to see the support from the worldwide lighting industry for the fair,” said Lucia Wong, deputy general manager, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai). “By bringing together the different lighting sector groups under one roof, we have been playing a dynamic role in the development of the lighting industry, by offering a comprehensive industry platform for presentation and communication on the international stage.”
Held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, the sold-out show welcomed 2,588 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions who presented the most comprehensive collection of lighting fixtures and products, electronic components and accessories as well as solutions from across the entire supply chain of LED lighting development. In addition, four international pavilions participated in the fair, promoting the competitive advantages of their respective LED and lighting technology firms, including Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.
The fair was held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology and Building Solar China. The three shows provided coverage across a broad spectrum of integrated building solutions, with a special focus on the emerging project-based business sector in China. In total, 21 halls were utilized by the three events, covering more than 650,000 square feet.
Three of the biggest trends witnessed at the 2013 show were in the areas of intelligent lighting, project-based business development and LED technology integration. Exhibitors at the show were unanimous in their praise of the fair serving as the annual platform for promotion and education on the growth and innovative solutions across these three trends.
In the intelligent lighting sector, advanced products, such as controllers, have become one of the key drivers of growth in the lighting industry. Controllers have been hailed as one of the driving forces in the development of energy efficiency as well as smart home and city lighting. Compared to the previous edition, the 2013 show attracted a number of exhibitors interested in showcasing their collection of intelligent and efficient control systems for use in hotels, homes, offices and public areas.
The 2013 fair provided a wide variety of machinery and systems for the development of chips, wafers, die-bonded materials, encapsulation, packaging, heat sinks, thermal management and much more, to cope with the increasingly strong market demand for solid-state lighting. LED component, accessory and production equipment suppliers overwhelmingly had positive views on the show’s ability to let them meet target overseas and domestic buyers.
The next edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is scheduled to take place June 9-12, 2014, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex.