25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair draws 62,000 visitors

31st October 2023

(China) – Held concurrently alongside the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and the Eco Expo Asia, the 25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), welcomed more than 62,000 visitors from across 145 countries and regions.

Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director of organisers the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), said immediately following the event that the combined fairs had “created a cross-industry sourcing platform for global buyers, successfully leveraging synergy and attracting some 62,000 buyers collectively.”

The number of buyers from key markets reportedly grew strongly, including those from ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as the UAE, Korea, India and Mainland China.

Running under the theme of “Light Up Every Opportunity”, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair and International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo showcased a wide range of lighting products with innovative designs, sustainable development, and smart elements. Debuting this year was the Connected Lighting Zone, which featured more than 20 companies and brands, as well as the Connected Lighting Forum, where experts shared information and trends on smart lighting solutions.

An independent survey institute interviewed nearly 770 exhibitors and buyers at the event, finding an optimistic outlook from those surveyed. More than 67% of those questioned expect overall sales to continue growing in the next two years, with 32% expecting sales to remain unchanged and just 1% anticipating a potential decline. For traditional markets, respondents were mainly optimistic about Australia and the Pacific Islands (67%) and Taiwan (63%). Among emerging markets, the industry was primarily positive on Latin America (71%), Centra & Eastern Europe (68%), the Middle East (66%) and ASEAN countries (65%).

Smart cities and smart homes were among the technological development trends under the spotlight. As Internet of Things (IoT) applications grow in popularity, most respondents (74%) believed the smart-lighting market had great potential in the next two years. Areas with the most potential included home automation and smart-lighting control systems (47%), followed by wireless lighting control systems (33%), energy-saving lighting control solutions (30%) and outdoor smart security lighting systems (26%).

Continuing, Chong added that she was “confident that the HKTDC would continue to promote local and international trade development, bringing more business opportunities and cooperation to the industry.”