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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2022 closes successfully, kick-starting the lighting new era

11 November 2022

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


The 27th edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) closed its doors at the end of the first week of August, at the China Import and Export Centre in Guangzhou, taking place alongside the concurrent Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). This year saw a significant rise in the number of visitors, with the two fairs attracting 128,202 visitors from 58 countries and regions over the four days, a 31% increase from the previous edition. On top of this, companies from a variety of different industries came together at GILE this year to take part in the evolution of lighting.

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

She continued: “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. 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.”


New era, new opportunity

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:

  • Smart-health crossover demonstration
  • Lighting control technologies – LED drivers and power supplies
  • Light art – The 2nd light art
  • Culture & night tourism
  • Dual Carbon – Carbon neutrality forum
  • Light and quality of life
  • Horticultural lighting
  • Smart city and urban planning
  • Residential and commercial lighting


Connecting the smart lighting and building ecosystems

GILE and GEBT gathered 1,288 leading companies from 13 countries and regions, to showcase their products and technologies. The opportunities for cooperation provided by GILE for exhibitors received unanimous praise from exhibitors and visitors alike.


The next editions of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will be held from 9 – 12 June 2023. Both shows are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event, which next edition will be held from 2 – 6 October 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.


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