Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology - closed with an increase in visitor numbers to reveal Chi
11 July 18 Messe Frankfurt by Daniel Chiu
Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology 2018 reaffirmed its influence in South China’s intelligent building and smart home sector as the total visitor figure with Guangzhou International Lighting Fair reached more than 165,000, a 5% increase from the last edition. This year, special attention was paid to the development of ‘Green Hotels' in the country and IoT as dedicated seminars addressed the topics during the fair.
Reflecting on another successful edition of the fair, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said: “As well as serving as a business hub and displaying the latest market offerings, the 2018 edition of the fair delivered an inspiring seminar programme by bringing together some of the leading voices from the industry. We strived to forge an information-exchange platform that encouraged the sharing of insights and innovations and the response from our speakers and audiences was extremely positive. Looking forward, the industry can expect to enjoy a promising future as China moves forward towards a smart era, and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will continue to support industry peers.”
In response to the Chinese government’s plans to reduce energy consumption in the hospitality industry, a wide variety of ‘Green Hotel‘ applications are receiving much greater attention. Such products and technologies include smart lighting, air-conditioning, IoT appliances, and many more. Recognising the need for a high-level technical exchange on the subject, the fair established the Intelligent & Green Hotel Development Summit again. Expert speakers and industry leaders were assembled to address the latest industry findings and future market trends. Well-received by the audience, this summit was among the highlights of the fair’s event programme.
A comprehensive sourcing platform for the smart building sector
Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology was abound with business opportunities as exhibitors showcased some of their latest products and a strong lineup of domestic and international buyers used the fair as an important sourcing platform. IoT standards and communication protocol alliances were high on the agenda for many visitors. Leading players in the sector including KNX, Zigbee Alliance, LonMark, EnOcean and Zwave were present and showcased many state-of-the-art solutions.
The 2018 edition of GEBT was held concurrently for the first time with the Guangzhou Public Security Technology fair, jointly welcoming over 220 exhibitors. Together with Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, the three shows spread across 210,000 sqm of exhibition space. As the smart building, lighting and security industry sectors become more closely connected and interrelated, the three fairs were able to benefit from the synergistic effect of gathering relevant exhibitors and buyers under one roof.