One of the top global shows on the lighting industry, the 20th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), the 3rd Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and the 13th Eco Expo Asia concluded with a record number of over 73,000 buyers from 154 countries and regions visiting the three events – an increase of 6% on last year’s attendance.
Gathering more than 3,100 exhibitors, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo attracted more than 44,600 visitors and over 13,600 buyers respectively, forming the world’s largest lighting marketplace. Meanwhile, Eco Expo Asia, jointly organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government, featured nearly 340 exhibitors and attracted more than 14,800 buyers.
HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Mr.Benjamin Chau said that the increase in buyer attendance showed the three concurrent fairs had been successful in creating synergy to help build an effective cross-industry sourcing platform. The number of buyers from many markets — including the United States, Mexico, Chile, Russia, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Korea — saw significant growth. He also noted that based on an on-site survey conducted at the Autumn Lighting Fair, the industry in general is cautiously optimistic about the business outlook for next year, while smart city and smart home trends will continue to drive the development of the lighting industry.
As Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to mature, it is driving the development of both the smart city and smart home. The Smart Home Gallery made its debut at the Autumn Lighting Fair to showcase smart lighting products from Opple, Philips and Tuya, as well as a smart platform from Jingxun (a partner of Tmall Genie AI Union) and Yeelight (a Xiaomi Eco-System company). The Smart Lighting & Solutions Zone featured an array of lighting designs, software, management systems and smart lighting design solutions. The fair also featured a Smart Lighting Development Forum, where industry experts discussed the latest developments in smart home lighting and IoT technology.
The Outdoor and Tech Light Expo showcased lighting products and solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, outdoor areas and professional venues such as warehouses and production houses. The inaugural Horticultural Lighting Zone presented grow lights for plants in outdoor areas such as farms, domestic gardens and public parks. Various forums and seminars were held during the fair period, focusing on a range of issues such as smart road lights, horticultural lighting and testing and certification services for lighting products to highlight the latest industry trends.
The Eco Expo Asia featured a total of nine thematic zones to meet the latest market needs. Among them, the Water Treatment and Quality Management Zone showcased technologies and equipment such as marine protection, sewage treatment and system maintenance, waste water recycling technology and water purification equipment.
The Autumn Lighting Fair is held annually in October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the Outdoor and Tech Light Expo at AsiaWorld-Expo, alongside the concurrent Eco Expo Asia. The three parallel fairs offered a one-stop sourcing platform and synergy to provide more cross-industry business opportunities.