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HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will start from 6 to 9 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering global buyers an exclusive sourcing platform for all finished lighting products, parts and accessories. More than 1,400 exhibitors from nine countries and regions is expected at the fair.

Last year, the fair welcomed close to 21,000 buyers from 137 countries and regions.

Building Future with Environmental and Smart Lighting
HKTDC Research revealed that Hong Kong’s total exports of lighting products accounted for HKD89 billion in 2018, majority of which were exported to the US (35 per cent), the EU (21.2 per cent), and Mainland China (15.7 per cent).

Decorative items are no longer limited to Christmas lighting but a variety of domestic lighting products, such as track lights, linear lights, spotlights of novelty designs are included. Lighting products of higher energy efficiency and longer lifetime are also preferable for environmental considerations. Energy-efficient items such as integrated electronic compact fluorescent lamps and LED lamps and lighting apparatus are in demand.

Besides focusing on current trend, this fair also introduces insights into future development—smart lighting system technology that connects different devices and appliances at home, lighting apparatus as well as mobile devices by a smart platform, shapes the trend of smart living style, building on the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Distinctive Thematic Zones for Easy Sourcing
The fair will continue to present a wide assortment of smart, energy-saving lighting products, systems and accessories in different specialty zones by their applications, namely Residential Lighting, Technical Lighting and Urban & Architectural Lighting together with the Advertising Display Lighting, Avenue of Chandeliers, Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, and Lighting Accessories. It is divided into several thematic zone to provide buyers with convenience in sourcing their targeted lighting products and meet their potential suppliers.

Responding to the development trend of smart living, a brand-new thematic zone, Innobuild, will introduce ground-breaking initiative for building technology, showcase practical construction tools, as well as smart and green building materials and hardware.

The Hall of Aurora will continue to showcase eye-catching and forward-looking quality lighting products and technology from some 200 top-notch brands around the world.

The Smart Lighting & Solutions Zone will exhibit advanced lighting systems, remote control and smart lighting solutions, with a special focus on “IoT Lighting Supply Chain”, which will showcase innovative elements such as IoT platforms, artificial intelligence and smart lighting systems.

The newly launched Horticultural Lighting Zone will also return to showcase a wide range of grow lights and garden lights.

Enlightening Events
In addition to the broad spectrum of exhibiting lighting products, a series of events will be held during the fair period to unveil industry trends and facilitate intellectual exchange among industry players.

One of the events is the Asian Lighting Forum which will be held on 6 April 2019 at The Stage of Hall 3C at the fairground. Co-organised by HKTDC, the Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Electronics Division, the forum will cover the industry’s hottest topic on connected lighting, featuring renowned speakers from OSRAM, Signify, illumination Physics, Tridonic, LEDinside and more.

Since smart lighting is the industry focus, another inspirational forum on Smart Lighting: IoT and its Supply Chain will be held on 7 April 2019 at the same place. Ten speakers from the industry’s leading companies such as Arm, JD Cloud, Alibaba A.I. Labs, BroadLink, Gizwits and more will share their insights.

Go Greener Yet Enhance Connections
The HKTDC Marketplace App introduces the new “e-Business Card” function, which facilitates the connection between buyers and exhibitors to make new real-time contacts by simply scanning the contact’s QR code.

In addition, it allows users to use hashtags, note-taking and photo-taking functions to manage their contact lists. The App also features “e-Badge” giving buyers and exhibitors seamless access to the fairground. Other features include official fair catalogues and product magazines, event schedules, DIY photo upload, small orders management and more, making it a convenient mobile business platform.

For more information about HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) visit: http://hklightingfairse.hktdc.com. — Construction+ Online

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