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October 8, 2020

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition opens its doors this week

The four-day Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), one of the most influential lighting and LED events in Asia, will open its doors on 10 October, marking the show’s 25th anniversary. This year, the fair introduces the theme ‘Connect and Rebound Together!’ to encourage the industry to regather and revive in the midst of the pandemic recovery. GILE 2020 welcomes 2,028 exhibitors from eight countries and regions spanning 18 halls and 190,000 sqm. With more than 100 concurrent seminars and forums, the show also provides a platform for the industry to communicate, cooperate and create valuable business opportunities.

     Commenting on the show, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said, “Thanks to the input and dedication of our industry peers, the lighting sector is moving forward positively, despite the challenges faced this year. And as we celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary – a tremendous achievement for us as the fair organiser and for the industry as a whole – we are proud that even during these unprecedented times, GILE continues to serve as a leading platform to facilitate business exchange, communication and knowledge sharing. This year, the fair will showcase products from the entire supply chain along with new technologies in the midst of this current transformative period for the industry. Some exciting, new innovations to be explored at this edition include: lighting digitalisation, smart lighting solutions, human-centric lighting, LED miniaturisation and integration, and more.”

     In addition to displaying the entire lighting supply chain, the show will also host a concurrent event programme titled ‘Entrepreneurship – To Think & To Act’. The event aims to encourage the industry to face current changes with confidence and positivity and will boost the exploration of new technological innovations and breakthroughs. Thus, under the theme ‘To Evolve, To Accomplish, To Prevail’, the programme invites distinguished entrepreneurs to share their industry insights.

     The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is a part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will take place from 13 ‒ 18 March 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

     Messe Frankfurt also offers a series of other light and building technology events worldwide, including the Thailand Lighting Fair, BIEL Light + Building in Argentina, Light Middle East in the United Arab Emirates, Interlight Russia as well as Light India, the LED Expo New Delhi and the LED Expo Mumbai in India.

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