Visitor numbers grow at GILE 2019

(China) – 172,856 visitors attended this year’s Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition.

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) welcomed more than 172,000 visitors from 133 countries this year, event organisers have revealed.

The show, held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, welcomed the world’s lighting industry to South China for a four-day event that featured a total of 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, all showcasing the latest lighting and LED products, technology and solutions over 195,000sqm of exhibition space.

The 2019 edition of GILE embraced a new show theme of Envisage the Next Move as a nod towards the current state of the lighting industry; an industry that on the one hand continues to pursue new innovations, while at the same time facing challenges in defending its core competencies and protecting the quality and sustainability of lighting.

Commenting on this year’s exhibition, Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), said: “Contemplating what the future holds for the lighting industry is a theme that has been truly embraced by the fairgoers at the 2019 edition of GILE. From the renowned guest speakers gathered on stage from China and overseas to the plethora of smart and emerging technologies showcased around the exhibition halls, fairgoers have left this year’s show with food for thought about what is next for this thriving industry.

“Judging by the passionate speakers and the innovative array of technologies on show, the future certainly looks bright.”