GILE 2022 attracts more than 128,000 visitors

11th August 2022

(China) – The 27th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) took place at the beginning of August at the China Import and Export Centre. Taking place alongside the concurrent Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) show, this year’s event saw a significant rise in visitor numbers, with the two fairs attracting more than 128,000 visitors from 58 countries and regions over the four days – a 31% increase from the previous edition.

Commenting on this year’s fair, Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), 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.

 “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,” she continued. “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.”

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 light art, lighting control technologies, smart cities, residential and commercial lighting.

The next editions of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will be held from 9 – 12 June 2023.