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May 21, 2020

New dates for the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) announced

The 25th edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is being rescheduled to 30 September - 3 October 2020. The fair's organiser announced new dates for the show on May 19, in a commitment to the industry to create business opportunities within the current season. GILE is known as an influential and innovative design and technology marketplace, which fosters business and partnership building and provides networking and education opportunities while helping to ensure a sustainable future for the industry. The fair will move from its original June date to 30 September - 3 October and will take place alongside Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou.
     Commenting on the new show date, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “This year GILE celebrates its 25th anniversary, and over this quarter-century the fair has become an integral part of the lighting sector. While the industry is going through a uniquely challenging time, we believe that it is important to ensure the fair still goes ahead this year to support all our stakeholders and provide a chance for the industry to rebound. This is also what the sector has been feeding back to us, therefore the two fairs will move to the end of September, and we will be doing all we can to provide opportunities for the industry to move forward.”
    The theme for this year's show is 'THINKLIGHT: Empower the next', which will be demonstrate which will be demonstrated through a diversified exhibitor profile and a number of new events.
    Ms Wong continued: "We encourage our lighting industry peers to embrace the opportunities presented by this unique situation, and take the responsibility to build a forward-looking and sustainable lighting ecosystem. Looking forward to this year's fair, we sincerely hope that we can facilitate active communication throughout the industry so as to enhance the progress within the lighting sector together."
    The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is a part of Messe Frankfurt's Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will take place from 13 ‒ 18 March 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.



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