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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition expected to shine

9 June 2009 14.00 BST

(China) - More than 1,540 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions showcase their lighting products in 11 halls. Biggest ever programme of tailor-made fringe events for different lighting sector groups.

Asia’s largest and most reputable lighting industry show, started today at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, bringing together 1,543 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in 11 halls totalling 110,000 square metres of exhibition space. Two halls are dedicated to LED lighting and three halls to Brand Name lighting.

“Despite the global financial and economic slowdown, we have received an overwhelming response from our industry sectors because the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition has already proven itself to be an effective marketing platform for exhibitors to find business opportunities,” said Mr Jason Cao, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Co Ltd. “This further acknowledges our show as Asia Pacific’s largest forum and sourcing platform for buyers looking for lighting products, fixtures, components and technologies.  What’s more, we have exhibitors from five new countries and regions, Australia, Macao, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey.”

Exhibitors showcasing their products and technologies in the show’s three Brand Name halls include the world’s leading lighting industry names such as GE Enterprise Development (Shanghai) Co Ltd (US), Everlight (Taiwan), Osram (Germany), Philips (The Netherlands) and Seoul Semiconductor (Korea). 

This year also sees the largest ever programme of fringe events to cater for different lighting sector interest groups. The diverse program was a result of cooperation with these professional industry organisations:

· LUCI Association (Lighting Urban Community International)
  Strategies in Urban Lighting Conference

· British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong
  Global Lighting Information Day- British Information Day

· Guangzhou Yang Guang Lighting Service Co Ltd Guangzhou International
  Lighting Technology Symposium 2009

  Innovation in Lighting Symposium

· China Association of Lighting Industry
  The 2nd China Lighting  Electrical Appliance Contest

· China Illuminating Engineering Society
  The 4th Lighting Award Presentation Ceremony  Colloquium

· OFweek
  China Solid-State Lightings (Guanghzou) CEO Conference

Other show supporters are the China Real Estate Association, The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia, Hong Kong Federation of Electrical  Mechanical Contractors Ltd, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Building Services Division, Institute of Chinese Architects: ASC, International Association of Lighting Designers and the Korea Illuminating Industry Cooperative.

To maximise the fair’s effectiveness for both exhibitors and visitors, the fringe programme has attracted highly respected international speakers from around the world.  These include:

· Mr Adrian Allen, Chairman, International Trade Committee of the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UK.

· Mr David Bird, Vision Design Studio, Australia

· Mr Vincent Chen, Representative, LED Light for you, China (a LED technology portal)

· Mr Chen Yansheng, President, China Association of Lighting Industry, China

· Mr Alexandre Colombani, Director, LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International), France

· Mr Philip De Roo, Lighting Plan Project Manager, City of Gent, Belgium

· Mr Christopher Devereux, Vice Chairman. The British Chamber of Commerce, Guandong

· Mr Han M. Chao, Design Director, MoHen Design International, China

· Mr Markus Helle, Editor-in-Chief, HIGHLIGHT magazine

· Ms Li Li, Vice Director of Department of Lighting Design  Research, Tsinghua Urban Planning  Design Institute, China

· Mr Li Nong, China Illuminating Engineering Society, China

· Mr Li Rui Lin, Chief Designer of Shenzhen Liruilin Art Design Co. Ltd., China

· Mr Lin Ta-Wei, Design Director, CWI Lighting Design Inc, Taiwan

· Mr Kaoru Mende, President, Lighting Planners Associates Inc, Japan

· Mr Thaddaeus Mueller, Manager, Business Development Department, Fiducia Management Consultants, Hong Kong

· Mr Michel Peret, Head of the Lighting Doctrine and Design Division, City of Paris, France

· Dr Rong Hao Lei, Director, Department of Lighting Design  Research, Tsinghua Urban Planning  Design Institute, China

· Ms Leni Schwendinger, Principal, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects Ltd, USA

· Mr Rik van Stiphout, Program Manager, Lighting of City of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, headed by the biennial Light+Building event in Frankfurt. The Guangzhou show, which runs concurrently with Electrical Building Technology Guangzhou, is organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt.


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