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March 13, 2017

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
As the lighting sector evolves, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) continues to work towards exposing the market's untapped potential. The 22nd edition is scheduled to take place from 9 - 12 June 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Stemming from this year's "THINKLIGHT: The Convergent Future" show theme, a two-part 2017 concurrent event programme will be made up of The Convergent Future Forum and THINKLIGHT Forum.
     Commenting on the all-encompassing event programme, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, shared: "Lighting has crossed over into a modern world - one in which circuits, semiconductors and the internet are all integrated as a whole. Such changes have led to a shift in the way lighting is perceived and also in the way business is conducted. With these factors in mind, the expo's 2017 event programme is strategically designed to not only focus on lighting concepts and LED technology, but also to gather professionals from different sectors to discuss the convergence of various industries, technologies and devices. The GILE platform aims to provide new market insights to lighting experts so they may discover fresh business opportunities from both within and outside of traditional industry scopes."
     The Convergent Future Forum, to be held opposite Hall 4.1 in Area A along the Pearl Promenade, will explore two major trends surrounding convergence in the lighting industry. They include the intersection of LED technology and the IoT as well as embedded digital art in architectural spaces. 
     The THINKLIGHT Forum, to be held opposite Hall 2.1 in Area A along the Pearl Promenade, will take it back to the basic concepts of lighting in city and commercial spaces. Subtopics to be addressed include the quality of light, specifically aspects such as colour, vision, comfort and composition. Additionally, embedded lighting, or the direct implantation of LEDs into architectural materials such as walls, floors and ceilings, will also be covered. These discussions will jumpstart the creation of aesthetically pleasing spatial applications with new approaches to design, specifications and fabrication.
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