More than 220,000 visitors come to Light+Building 2018

Light+Building, scheduled for mid-March, has been postponed until the end of September amid Coronavirus concerns (Pic: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Petra Welzel (Portalhaus))

(Germany) – Light+Building welcomed more than 220,000 visitors from 177 countries to Frankfurt for its 2018 installment.

More than 220,000 visitors made their way to the Messe Frankfurt for Light+Building 2018, held from 18 to 23 March.

The event is considered as one of the world’s leading events for the sector, and this year featured 2,714 exhibitors from 55 countries launching their products onto the world market.

An increase in visitors compared to the 2016 edition, this year’s Light+Building welcomed guests from 177 countries to discover the latest products, solutions and trends offered in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation.

Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt, said at the end of the show: “Over the last six days, Light+Building presented a plethora of innovations. Everyone involved – exhibitors, partners and visitors – was delighted with the fair and this positive mood was prevalent in all halls. The upswing in the sector continues.”

The level of internationality rose again in comparison with the previous edition of the fair: 70 percent of exhibitors and 52 percent of visitors came from abroad, with the biggest visitor nations after Germany including China, Italy, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. Large increases in visitor numbers were registered from countries such as Russian, India, Finland, Korea and Ukraine.

All participants gave the fair top marks for quality, and at over 80 percent, the overall level of satisfaction remains very high. 90 percent of exhibitors said they considered the economic outlook to be good, while in the case of German exhibitors, no less than 94 percent said they think the outlook is bright. The overall level of satisfaction on the visitor side is event higher and once again reached 97 percent.

The next Light + Building will be held in Frankfurt from 8 to 13 March 2020.

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