Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) returns this month for its 24th edition, with more than 2,000 exhibitors from the lighting industry on display
The 2019 edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition will be held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. This year's exhibition will cover 19 halls with 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions joining the fair. Some of the leading figures from the lighting community have been invited to contribute to the programme through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions.
"Thanks to the support and positive response from the lighting industry over the years, we are able to continue offering a dynamic event programme alongside the exhibition,” commented Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt on this year's THINKLIGHT event programme. “We have organised a comprehensive concurrent event programme where we hope to encourage and inspire ideas and maybe even some industry breakthroughs."What can we expect at this year’s Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition?
The event programme on the main stage will be completely comprised of panel discussions in order to bring together multiple voices and invite a greater level of discussion. The kick off panel discussion includes major players Signify, OSRAM and OPPLE who will gather on stage to discuss their strategic plans for the future. The event programme will be divided into three sections to explore various topics and factors affecting the lighting industry.
The New Era section of the event programme will examine how the lighting industry can take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the demand for smart, sustainable and human-centric lighting. Microsoft (China) Co Ltd, Yeelight and OPPLE will share how cloud computing and AI technology can play a substantial role in new lighting applications and smart home products as well as creating a smart ecosystem era.
A series of panel discussions will explore how today's retail and city environments are being radically altered thanks to lighting enhancements, not only engaging customers and citizens but also improving sustainability and creating healthier and better functioning environments. Lighting designers, academics and the LUCI Association will join the panel.
All the details of the event programme can be found on the trade fair website.
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 8 ‒ 13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany.