Increase in visitor numbers for GILE 2018

(China) – The 23rd instalment of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition saw an increase in visitor numbers on previous editions.

More than 165,000 visitors descended on the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from June 9 ‒ 12 for Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition – a five percent increase on 2017.

A total of 2,602 exhibitors demonstrated the latest in lighting and LED products and solutions across nineteen halls and 195,000sqm of exhibition space. The main thoroughfare at the exhibition – The Pearl Promenade – was also a hive of activity as the THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum enticed visitors to a programme of talks from some of the world’s leading authorities in lighting concepts, technology and design.

Adopting a theme of “Embracing Changes”, the 23rd edition of the fair showcased a plethora of innovative lighting and LED products and solutions as the show reaffirmed its position as the most comprehensive and influential lighting event in Asia.

Commenting on this year’s exhibition, Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai), said: “Embracing change has never been so important for the lighting industry and I am truly pleased to have seen such earnest and forward-looking ideas and approaches on display at the fair.

“The rise in visitor figures demonstrates the renewed industry-wide confidence and positive future outlook for the lighting community. The global transition to connected lighting has the potential to improve the quality of our lives and it will undoubtedly bring previously distinct industry sectors together. GILE will continue to serve as platform that supports these innovations and nurtures future developments.”