18th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition opens on 9 June

June 2013

Press Release
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
9 – 12 June 2013
China Import and Export Fair Complex
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition’s 18th edition opens next week on 9 June

2013 show brings together a rich mix of product innovation, quality buyers and market intelligence

“Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition – Alighting Award” launches in celebration of the Chinese lighting industry’s achievements

The international lighting community is getting ready as the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd opens its 2013 edition next week. The event will be held from 9 – 12 June once again at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, where 2,541 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions are expected to highlight their latest developments in lighting technology and design as well as provide a look into the future of the overall industry.

Together with the concurrent fairs, Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology and Building Solar China, the show will offer one of the most integrated platforms on lighting & building technology, aimed at attracting a range of project-based buyers from architects, engineers, contractors, property developers and many more. In total, 21 halls covering 215,000 sqm of exhibition space will be utilised over the four-day event.

2013 show brings together a rich mix of product innovation, quality buyers and market intelligence

The Guangzhou show has a proven history of providing one of the most comprehensive lighting shows in Asia. And the 2013 fair will continue that tradition. Some of the leading brands and their associated categories present this year will include:

Lighting fixtures & accessories – ALANOD (Germany), BJB (Germany), ESTO (Austria), Everlight (Taiwan), GE Lighting (US), Kingsun (China), KNY DESIGN (Austria), OPTILED (Hong Kong), OSRAM (Germany), Philips (The Netherlands), Prosperity (Hong Kong), TSMC (Taiwan), Unilumin (China) and ZALUX (Spain).

LED Technology, including drivers & controllers, encapsulates, wafers & chips and packaging –  APT (Hong Kong), Cree (US), Dow Corning (Japan), LED ENGIN (US), Meanwell (Taiwan), Monocrystal (Russia), MOSO (China), Niche-Tech (Hong Kong), NXP (The Netherlands), ON Semiconductor (US), RAMPF Giessharze (Germany), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Shin-Etsu (Japan) and Tridonic (Austria)

Lighting, LED production and inspection equipment – Chroma (Taiwan), Everfine (China), Instrument Systems (Germany), Konica Minolta (Japan), Labsphere (US) and Texas Instruments (US)

Regarding visitors, more than 100,000 of them are expected to attend the 2013 fair. Buying delegations, a key part of the Guangzhou show’s previous editions, will make an even stronger presence this year. Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt in China commented: “Buying delegations have been highly praised by exhibitors in our past shows. Majority of the qualified buyers who participate are decision-makers at their companies and have clear-cut targets for the kind of suppliers they hope to meet. This year, we have confirmed delegations and buyer groups from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, we will host delegations from the emerging markets of Russia and Ukraine.”

A key feature to the event is the numerous networking opportunities available to attendees. These opportunities are made possible through the range of concurrent programmes that offer valuable insight to market trends. For the 2013 show, more than 100 sessions of seminars and forums have been planned to take place, with programmes designed around the four core themes of design, technology as well as market and strategic partnership development. Topics within these core themes include:


9th Asia Lighting Arts Symposium – A forum on the art of lighting, looking into both the functionality and artistry of lighting products and associated projects from past to present.
Lighting Design Gallery – Returning for its fourth edition, the gallery will focus on the theme of “Sustainability”, and gather worldwide lighting associations (IALD, PLDA, LUCI, AALD and CLDA) to share inspiration on lighting design.


Asia LED Summit  – Composed of two programmes:
LEDth Summit: A look into the LED industry’s current state and future.
LEDforum 2013 Guangzhou: Looking into the development of the LED industry over the next five years, channel strategies of Chinese LED suppliers and key developments in LED manufacturing processes and relevant equipment.


China Lighting Distribution Market Summit 2013 – A networking and information sharing platform for associated distributors involved in lighting channel management.
China Urban Lighting Development Summit – organised by the China Illuminating Engineering Society, the summit has invited government officials and industry experts to share their views on planning, design and the implementation urban lighting concepts across China.
Strategy partnership

AGORA – Returning for its third edition, AGORA serves as a networking venue with influential industry associations. This year’s main focus is to highlight business opportunities in the emerging markets of India, the Middle East and Russia.

“Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition – Alighting Award” launches in celebration of the Chinese lighting industry’s achievements

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition – Alighting Awards, honouring professionals, outstanding products as well as projects that have greatly contributed to the development of China’s lighting industry makes its debut at the 2013 fair. This new addition to the annual show, judged by a panel of over 100 industry experts, aims to encourage future development of China’s lighting market and provide year-round promotion of the country’s lighting industry through networking activities across China. A number of leading companies are joining in the competition to compete for “The best product award”, “The best project award” and “The most outstanding industry contribution award”.

Both Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology are headed by the biennial Light + Building event, which will take place from 30 March – 4 April 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. To find out more information about the 2013 edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, please visit www.light.messefrankfurt.com.cn or email to light@china.messefrankfurt.com.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 538* million euros in sales and 1,891* active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2012, Messe Frankfurt organised 109* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

* preliminary numbers (2012)

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