▲ The scene of the 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (Photo: Jung-bae Kim)
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●Written by : Jung-Bae Kim / Publisher & Editor. Lighting Critic.
Launched 25 years ago, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) has now evolved into one of Asia's most famous lighting exhibitions.
The Guangzhou International Lighting Fair was launched in 1996 with 96 Chinese lighting companies. However, the exhibition, held in June 2019, has grown dramatically with more than 2,600 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.
The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, which has grown into one of the world's four largest lighting exhibitions in 25 years, will be held this year. In particular, this year's exhibition is the 25th one and will be held at the China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou from June 9-12, 2020.
The last 25 years have been a period of dramatic and continuous evolution in the world's lighting history. Twenty-five years ago, artificial lighting, which was simply a tool for illuminating the dark, has evolved into a sophisticated device that collects infinite data today and includes LEDs and Internet lighting to save energy. This innovation and development was made possible by the efforts and cooperation of the global lighting community.
Regarding this evolution of lighting, Lucia Wong, vice president of Messe Frankfurt Hong Kong, said: “It's never been easier to continue to grow in the lighting industry because the formula of success requires courage, hard work, open mind and vision. The exponential growth of many technologies, including Bluetooth mesh, real-time data, the Internet of Things, and LiFi, is bringing rapid change and new value to the lighting industry.
The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) aims to emphasize the value of lighting by encouraging communities to thrive on patience and encourage humankind to embrace innovation in all respects. Lighting uses light to stimulate people with positive emotions and improve their health and wellbeing. ”
Lucia Wong also spoke of her vision for the 2020 Guangzhou International Lighting Fair. “'Human and digital' is the concept of advocating this edition. To better equip the lighting industry of the future, companies need to understand digital technology. More importantly, we understand how humans interact with the digital world to express, connect, create and experience. ”
◆ THINKLIGHT : Strengthen your next capacity
The '2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition' focused on the development and innovation of the lighting industry. However, the 25th exhibition, which will be held in 2020, embraces the theme of the new exhibition: THINKLIGHT, Give us the power to explain the next element of the future lighting community.
This will be achieved through state-of-the-art cross-sector event programs, educational activities and state-of-the-art technology showcases to encourage the industry. At the same time, we will discuss opportunities presented through digitization while maintaining the core value of quality lighting.
In this regard, lighting professionals from around the world from various panels during the four-day exhibition will share insights into the current lighting market dynamics, including:
▲ Smart cities in the 5G and IoT era
As 3G, 4G and ultimately 5G data networks revolutionize connectivity, street lamps are turning into smart city data collectors and multifunctional IoT notes. The evolution of humble streetlights into key components for providing smart city services is a prime example of the future of smart cities. This session will focus on how lighting innovation will lower the city's energy needs and shape future urban spaces.
▲ Urban Media : Real-time interactive architectural visualization
Media facades of iconic buildings and infrastructure are now spread across the city skyline. Such installations can better visualize the values ??and culture of the city, and real-time interactive elements can bring people and architecture closer together. However, the widespread use of these techniques can lead to information overload.
The event aims to provide a better experience for all citizens by examining two themes: finding a balance between beauty and elegance and information and visual impairment ? ??how to bring art and commerce under one roof.
▲ 'Retail Stores' : Convergence of Retail, Leisure and Entertainment
In recent years, retail landlords and tenants are increasingly finding that they need something other than offering more products to expand their surviving e-commerce.
For example, more homeowners are turning malls into retail outlets to create a more engaging consumer experience and build retention. The LED industry is now fully integrated with the retail sector, providing high quality lighting and innovative controls. The digital lighting revolution is also creating new marketing opportunities through VLC and BLE.
In this session, the presenter examines how lighting and control technologies can affect the retail environment, and how retail smart lighting can leverage brand identity.
▲ Eco-Friendly Design : Connecting People and Nature
With the growing global demand for healthy cities and urban sustainability, nature-friendly design concepts have become a means of connecting nature and artificial space.
This trend has emerged in innovative organizations and aims to improve people's overall well-being and health through carefully designed spaces and products. Light has proven to be a major aspect of environmental theory to date.
Imitation of artificial sunlight, human-oriented lighting systems have been developed and introduced by the lighting industry to mimic the natural light that is typically generated by skylights or near windows. This session will discuss the application and commercialization of human-centered lighting (HCL).
▲ Digital Twin-Smart Building
Digital twin ideas are not new concepts, but they change the future of building owners and operators and how they maintain, organize, and analyze the use of assets and occupants in buildings.
In the future, as lighting plans are expected to be part of the building's digital twin, digital asset tracking, predictive maintenance and management of lighting assets is likely to be introduced.
In this session, the panel discusses how digital twins help make buildings more human-centered, and how to integrate lighting data into digital twins throughout the building environment.
▲Sustainability-Low Carbon Economy
Energy-saving technology increases the energy efficiency of LEDs and increases lumens per watt (lm / W), an important factor in a low carbon economy. The exhibition will be an opportunity for professionals to share their views on the balance between lighting and sustainability and some of the biggest challenges in the lighting industry.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition will also hold a series of technical and business forums to discuss the actual technology issues and business models of the evolving lighting industry. This includes topics such as lighting quality, color adjustment, miniaturization, packaging technology, drivers and controls, heat dissipation, connected lighting and IoT technologies, and new profitable paths.
◆ About Messe Frankfurt
The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is part of Messe Frankfurt's "Light + Building Technology Exhibition" which hosts the annual "Light + Building" event. The latest Light + Building will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from March 8-13, 2020.
Messe Frankfurt offers a series of lighting and building technology events worldwide, including Shanghai International Lighting Fair, Thailand Lighting Fair, BIEL Lighting + Building in Argentina, Light Middle East in UAE, Interlight Russia and Light India in Russia. Indian LED Expo New Delhi and LED Expo Mumbai.
More information about the world's “Light + Building” exhibition is available at www.brand.light-building.com. For more information about China's lighting exhibitions, visit www.light.messefrankfurt.com.cn or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Messe Frankfurt, meanwhile, is the world's largest organizer of trade fairs, conferences and events with its own exhibition hall. With more than 2,600 employees across 30 regions, Messe Frankfurt generates annual sales of approximately € 73.3 billion.
Messe Frankfurt maintains a close relationship with the industry and effectively delivers the business interests of its customers within the framework of trade fairs and events, location and service business.
One of the Messe Frankfurt Group's main USPs is a tight global sales network that is expanded worldwide. Online sites and extensive online services ensure consistent high quality and flexibility when customers around the world plan, organize and operate their events. Extensive services include exhibition hall rental, fair construction and marketing, staff and food services.
Frankfurt am Main is owned by Frankfurt City (60%) and Hesse (40%). For more information, please visit the following website. www.messefrankfurt.com