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GILE expands to record-breaking scale of 260,000 square metres

3 April 2024

The 29th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), themed “Light – The Power of Infinity”, will be held from 9 – 12 June 2024, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, in exhibition areas A and B

 

As a platform for connecting leading industry players, the fair is expecting to attract over 200,000 lighting professionals across 26 halls covering a total of 260,000 sqm, making it the biggest edition of GILE so far. Under the driving force of intelligence, health and low-carbon technologies, the lighting industry is undergoing a period of restructuring, presenting various challenges as well as new opportunities.

Regarding the industry’s development, Ms Lucia Wong, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, stated: “The future is promising, with digital transformation, ESG, industry standards and design-driven innovation being priorities. Moving forward, lighting products will become more specialised, with whole-house smart lighting, segmented markets, and customised solutions offering promising opportunities. Industry players need to become user-oriented, and re-examine the basics of lighting technology to create unique market value. Embracing cross-industry collaboration as well as innovation in AI, biotechnology, spatial design, and green living will unlock new markets beyond the traditional lighting industry. These new developments present exciting opportunities which lighting professionals ought to capitalise on.”

The lighting and LED industry is undergoing a technological transformation. Companies involved in IoT, e-commerce, smart home, telecommunications and integrated home solutions are now becoming part of the smart lighting ecosystem, leading to the expansion of the market. Advancements in technology are driving lighting experts to explore different market segments. In the future, the full-spectrum and human-centric lighting sources will together create more applications. Furthermore, solar lighting is also growing rapidly, and the improved efficiency and stability of photovoltaic components alongside LED technology are making lighting systems more energy-efficient.

 

GILE 2024 sets a new record in scale

GILE is held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). This year, the total combined exhibition area of both shows will expand to 260,000 sqm, spread across 26 halls. The fairs are expected to gather over 2,800 exhibitors from around the world. As a sourcing platform for a variety of different sectors, which fall under the areas of technology, design, production, application and engineering. As of March 2024, the following exhibitors have been confirmed:

 

Technology

Hall 9.2: Smart Lighting and AIoT Solutions

Halls 2.2 and 3.2: Drivers and Power Supplies

Hall 4.2: LEDs, Chips & LED Packaging, Light Modules, Light Engines, Full Spectrum Lighting, Drivers and Power Supplies

Hall 5.2: Bio-optics, Smart Agriculture, Innovative Display Applications, Innovative Energy Storage

 

Design

Hall 10.1: “Aesthetics design” by Luce e Design, Contemporary Lighting Fixtures

Hall 11.1: Contemporary Lighting Fixtures

Hall 3.1: Signature Hall – Lighting Arts Display

 

Production

Hall 1.2: Manufacturing Equipment and Materials, Lighting Accessories and Electronic Components

 

Application and engineering

Halls 1.1, 6.1, 7.1, and 8.1: Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting

Hall 2.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting

Hall 3.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting

Hall 4.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Metasight Intelligence, Night Tourism

Hall 5.1: Street lighting, Gaoyou Street Lighting Pavilion

Halls 9.1, 9.3, 10.3, 11.3 and 12.1: Home lighting, Commercial Lighting

Hall 13.1: Zhongshan Lighting Pavilion, Home Lighting & Commercial Lighting

Hall 9.2: Smart Lighting and AIoT Solutions – Smart Home, Smart Lighting Solutions

Hall 10.2: Signature Hall – Commercial Lighting

Hall 11.2: Signature Hall – Smart Lighting, Commercial Lighting

 

Ms Lucia Wong continued, “In 2024, GILE will continue to embrace the theme of ‘Light + Future’. We are striving to actively improve the exhibition’s supporting services and establish a one-stop shop for lighting procurement. Through a revamped exhibition layout and product categories that match the needs of the industry, we aim to drive the development of the lighting and LED industries, not only locally, but also for the international market. GILE will continue to back the industry and build a prosperous future.”

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will be held from 9 – 12 June 2024. Both shows are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. Messe Frankfurt organises several trade fairs for the light and building technology sectors in Asia, including Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology and Parking China. The company’s lighting and building technology trade fairs also cover the markets in Argentina, India, Thailand, Türkiye, the UAE and the USA.

 

More information on Light + Building shows worldwide here

More information regarding the lighting shows in China here or email light@china.messefrankfurt.com

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