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August 12, 2022

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2022 closes successfully

The 27th edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) closed its doors at the end of last week at the China Import and Export Centre in Guangzhou, taking place alongside the concurrent Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). 

     This year saw a significant rise in the number of visitors, with the two fairs attracting 128,202 visitors from 58 countries and regions over the four days, a 31% increase from the previous edition. On top of this, companies from a variety of different industries came together at GILE this year to take part in the evolution of lighting. 
     Commenting on this year's fair, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “As the industry steps into the new era of lighting, new technologies and business models will need to be discovered to meet the changing demands of consumers. That’s why GILE is such a key industry platform, helping the lighting market to develop more rapidly. I would therefore like to thank the industry for their incredible support in continuing to stand behind the show. The high number of exchanges that took place across the show floor this year proves that face-to-face interaction is in high demand.”
     She continued: “The industry is constantly evolving, with smart technologies, as well as more human-centric and low carbon approaches driving the development of new lighting products. While lighting design is moving towards “smart and healthy lighting”, the current trend is to use innovative ways of thinking to create more energy efficient lighting products. This year, GILE created more opportunities for business exchange. In addition, the fair’s fringe events explored the challenges faced by the industry, and the opportunities brought by technological change, which garnered much positive feedback from participants.”

New era, new opportunity
Under the theme “New era, new opportunity”, the show aimed to encourage industry players to find new applications for lighting technology. This year's fair was organised under nine key themes, discussing how new technologies can change people's lives, and how industry players can use this to create new business opportunities. Key topics included:
• Smart-health crossover demonstration pavilion 2.0
• Lighting control technologies – LED drivers and power supplies
• Light art – The 2nd light art exhibition
• Culture & night tourism – Cultural & night tourism pavilion
• Dual Carbon – Carbon neutrality forum
• Light and quality of life – Light and quality of life pavilion
• Horticultural lighting – Horticultural lighting demonstration zone
• Smart city and urban planning
• Residential and commercial lighting

Exhibitors' comments
“While I have personally visited the fair many times in the past, for Warom Lighting this is our first time attending GILE and the first time exhibiting at a trade fair. By participating, we hope to expand the influence of our brand within the lighting industry alongside our regional partners. Overall, I am satisfied with the flow of people this year and will continue to participate at the fair next year.”
Mr Leo Kong, Vice President, Warom Lighting Co Ltd

“GILE is a professional and highly influential trade fair for the lighting industry and it allows us to showcase our latest products. By coming to the show, we are able to meet our target customers and promote our brand. Despite the dynamic movement of the pandemic, I didn’t witness a big disruption in participation.”
Ms He Qiling, Head of Branding, Marketing and Product Development Department, Foshan Electrical And Lighting Co Ltd

“Our goal at GILE is to connect with domestic lighting developers and manufacturers. Overall, we are very pleased with the number of visitors this year. With the increasing demand for smart lighting, our development focus is on connectivity. Our block terminals and connections are all Zhaga compliant and we believe the standard will be gradually introduced into China in the future. GILE has always been one of the most influential business platforms for the lighting industry within the region and with that said, we will return next year.”
Mr Keith Hsieh, President, BJB (Hong Kong) Ltd

“Our team decided to take part in the fair to improve brand awareness, network with peers and exchange market insights. We are happy to report that we have connected with a number of buyers who showed strong interest in our products. With further digitalisation and growing market demand, the smart lighting industry is set to boom, with the increasing use of smart street lighting being a good example of this trend in action. ”
Mr Zhou Xunsheng, General Manager, Zhejiang Dayun IoT Technology Co Ltd

“GILE has always been a must-attend annual event for lighting industry players as it brings all industry segments under one roof. Reducing emissions has become the national concern of many countries, particularly for China. This is also one of our main focuses as we have multiple product lines focusing on energy saving solutions. I am pleased to report that our booth received much interest from visitors.”
Mr Walbin Li, Chief Product Officer, SH Smart Lighting Design Department, Delta Electronics (Shanghai) Co Ltd

As one of the key features of GILE, this year's fringe programme once again offered a variety of forums, seminars and other events, covering the most ground-breaking areas of lighting technology, marketing strategy, design and application. The next editions of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will be held from 9 – 12 June 2023. 

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