GILE 2024 moves into the light with the power of infinity in Guangzhou this summer

The 29th edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and 21st edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) will be held concurrently from 9–12 June 2024 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, where the shows will expand to occupy over 230,000sqm and cover 23 exhibition halls.

Human-centric spatial design and city planning will be the core focus of the shows to connect people with art, technology and business.

Innovations in interior design and advances in LED technology will, no doubt, provide opportunities for industry. Under the concept of ‘Light – The Power of Infinity’, GILE 2024 aim to provide a platform for inspiration and showcasing new technologies and applications with the quality of light and digitalisation in mind.  

As the world moves from traditional manufacturing to a new era where advances in technology, reliance on the internet and new lifestyle trends all play a major role in the economy, the lighting industry has emerged as one of the leading adopters of innovation. In the future, the use of light will be more efficient and the full-spectrum of light will be widely applied.

Meanwhile, China’s dual carbon policy is giving impetus to move product design and manufacturing towards low energy consumption. Virtual reality technology will also be applied to large-scale light shows, while smart lighting and home appliances will have more applications, with luminaires becoming integrated with household furniture and decorations.
Ms Lucia Wong, general manager of organiser Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “Stepping into the age of ‘data technology’, AIoT technology has made significant breakthroughs, becoming more streamlined, sophisticated and wide ranging in its applications. There are infinite possibilities for the lighting industry right now, so that’s why the show is building on the previous theme of ‘Light +’, with the concept of ‘Infinity’ to encourage industry players to bring about improved spatial experience, better quality of life and a zero-carbon future.”

Both Guangzhou 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 3–8 March 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Messe Frankfurt organises several trade fairs for the light and building technology sectors in Asia, including Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology and Parking China. The company’s lighting and building technology trade fairs also cover the markets in Argentina, India, Thailand and the UAE.

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