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Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Focuses on Smart Lighting & Innovative Technology

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), to be held April 6 to 9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, is expected to attract more than 1,400 exhibitors from nine countries and regions, offering global buyers an ideal sourcing platform for all finished lighting products, parts, and accessories. Last year, the fair welcomed close to 21,000 buyers from 137 countries and regions.

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 U.S. (35 percent), the EU (21.2 percent), and Mainland China (15.7 percent).

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

The Hall of Aurora will continue to be the spotlight of the fair, showcasing eye-catching and forward-looking quality lighting products and technology from 200+ globally recognized brands including MLS, MOSO Electronics, and SKY-LIGHTING.

The Smart Lighting & Solutions Zone will return to showcase advanced lighting systems, remote control and smart lighting solutions with a special focus on “IoT Lighting Supply Chain” organized by the Shanghai Pudong Intelligent Lighting Association. The IoT Lighting Supply Chain will feature innovative elements such as IoT platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart lighting systems from renowned industry leaders such as Tuya and Broadlink. The Horticultural Lighting Zone will also return to highlight a wide range of grow lights and garden lights.

The upcoming Spring Lighting 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 , plus Urban & Architectural Lighting together with the Advertising Display Lighting, Avenue of Chandeliers, Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, and Lighting Accessories. These thematic zones provide buyers with convenience in sourcing lighting products and in meeting their potential suppliers.

In addition, 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 April 6 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 hot topic of connected lighting, featuring renowned speakers from OSRAM, Signifyillumination Physics, Tridonic, LEDinside, and more. Another forum on Smart Lighting: IoT and its Supply Chain will be held on April 7 at the same venue. 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. Onsite social events, such as the networking reception, will provide good networking platforms for making valuable business contacts.

The HKTDC Marketplace App will have a new “e-Business Card” function that facilitates the connection between buyers and exhibitors to make new real-time contacts by simply scanning the contact’s QR code. It allows users to use hashtags, note-taking, and photo-taking functions in managing 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 on the HKTDC Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), visit http://hklightingfairse.hktdc.com

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