Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology show size increases by 80 percent for 2012 edition

Show size increases by 80 percent for 2012 edition

Specialised platform supports China’s fast growing “intelligent” building market

Continued strong support from industry associations

Due to exhibitor demand, Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, taking place 9 – 12 June 2012 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China, will be offering 80 percent more exhibition space.

Organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the show has already attracted more than 100 leading companies wanting access to China’s fast-growing “intelligent” building market. Companies include ABB China (Switzerland), Beckhoff Automation (Germany), Dynalite (Australia), Echelon Technology (USA), KNX China (Belgium), LITE PUTER Technology (Taiwan), Schneider Electric (France), Sooper Electric (USA) and Tiansu Automation (China).

Mr Richard Li, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt in China said: “There is tremendous demand for ‘intelligent’ building solutions in China and by increasing our exhibition area to 18,000 sqm, our growing number of exhibitors and visitors can maximise their business opportunities in this fast-evolving market. In addition, to increase networking opportunities, we are extending the show by a half day on the last show day.”

Specialised platform supports China’s fast growing “intelligent” building market

With green building policies playing an important part in the Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year Plan, the “intelligent” building market is developing fast. Market volume in this sector is expected to reach USD 13.3 billion by 2012. This is due to new construction using “intelligent” systems and the modification of existing buildings.

In addition, China’s rapid urbanisation has required initiatives such as the “intelligent city” concept to improve sustainable development in traditional cities. Almost 50 urban areas have set “intelligent city” targets, and this has created a market worth over USD 23.3 billion.

Supporting this fast-growing market, Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will focus on products, services and technologies in the building and home automation and electrical engineering sectors. Exhibits in these two categories include:

Building and home automation
• Light control systems
• Safety and access control systems
• Audio and video systems
• Air conditioning and cooling systems
• System integration
• Generic cabling systems

Electrical engineering
• Electrical accessories and materials
• Electricity supply / distribution equipment and electrical products
• Power supply, instruments, gauges and tools
• Electrical energy-efficiency modification equipment
• Control equipment, meter and monitoring and dimmer switches
• Sockets and switches
• Lightning protection systems and equipment

Continued strong support from industry associations

The 2012 show has two new supporters, the Continental Automated Buildings Association, a Canadian non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of “intelligent” home and building technologies, and the China Hotel Purchasing & Supplying Association, which represents companies involved in procurement for the hotel industry. Other show supporters include:

• Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings
• Building Electricity Magazine Agency
• China Building Decoration Association Electricity Association
• China Real Estate Association
• Electrical Branch of Architectural Society of China
• Institute of Chinese Architects, ASC
• Intelligent Building Branch of China Construction Industry Association
• KNX Association
• LonMark International
• Macau Construction Association
• The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia
• The Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors Associations
• The Guangdong Association of Automation
• The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Ltd
• The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Building Services Division
• The Macau Institute of Engineers

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology is held concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, one of the world’s most important lighting shows. In 2011, these combined events attracted 100,465 visitors. Both fairs are part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, headed by the biennial Light+Building event in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 448.3 million euros in sales and more than 1,600 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 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 2010, Messe Frankfurt organised 87 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 Centre. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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