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June 13, 2022

GILE22 to power up the industry in August
Originally scheduled to take place in June, the 27th edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will now be held on 3 – 6 August 2022 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The show will continue to provide a platform for exchanging ideas, showcasing technologies and expanding business networks. This will be achieved through converging the latest lighting products at the fairground and by exploring the latest trends through the fair’s fringe programme. Furthermore, the fair’s new matching service “Power Match” will help exhibitors and buyers to connect and seize business opportunities together.

    On the announcement of the new dates, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “We would like to thank those who have continued to support GILE over the past 26 years, including all the exhibitors, industry associations, media partners and other industry players. After close coordination with the industry, we have decided to set new dates, with the show to now be held on 3 – 6 August 2022. We hope to gather lighting professionals, help them to achieve their business goals and lead the industry into a new era."

    This “new era of lighting” will promote improvements in the quality of lighting products, advancements in human-centric lighting practices, further smart and healthy lighting integration as well as increased cross-industry cooperation. GILE has been striving to update the fair every year to keep up with the rapidly developing lighting industry. This year, specialised product zones and events at the show will be organised under several key themes including:
  • Smart-health crossover demonstration pavilion 2.0
  • Lighting control technologies – LED drivers and power supplies
  • Light art – The 2nd light art exhibition
  • Culture & night tourism – Cultural & night tourism pavilion
  • Dual Carbon – Carbon neutrality forum
  • Light and quality of life – Light and quality of life pavilion
  • Horticultural lighting – Horticultural lighting demonstration zone
  • Smart city and urban planning
  • Residential and commercial lighting
Comprehensive fringe programme to explore the latest trends and foster cross-industry cooperation
GILE and its concurrent events always focus on the key trends of the lighting industry as well as how different industries can work together to take further advantage of them. This year will see the introduction of the new ‘Power Match’ online business matching service. With it, industry players will be able to break down geographical barriers to connect with each other more efficiently to seize business opportunities. 

    Through the synergies between the fair and conference, GILE 2022 will continue to be a platform for information exchange, technical expertise sharing, design inspiration and business cooperation. To complement this, online and offline content will be offered to engage audiences before, during and after the show. This will help to connect industry players around the world and create in-depth communication between exhibitors and buyers.

Five themes to power the industry
This year’s GILE fringe programme will be organised under the theme of ‘Industry Power’ in order to demonstrate the strong growth and momentum of the lighting industry. One aspect of this development is that industry players are looking to upgrade their capabilities by adopting new technological breakthroughs, strengthening their business in the process. As one of the leading lighting exhibitions, GILE organises a wide range of activities, gathering those from the traditional lighting industry, smart lighting technology, logistics and more to foster business opportunities and help drive the industry forward.

Ms Lucia Wong added “The lighting industry will reach new milestones over the next decade, with innovation becoming a main focus. We hope that GILE can continue to provide a platform for the industry to share lighting design concepts and advanced technologies. We aim to bring about a new era of lighting, with increased business opportunities for all industry players.”

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition will be held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). Both shows are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will be held from 2 – 6 October 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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