The 9th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will be staged from 6 to 9 April 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Around 1,300 exhibitors are expected to join the fair, offering global buyers a one-stop sourcing platform for all finished products, parts and components.
LED Lighting and Smart Technology Continues to Drive the Industry
HKTDC Research conducted a survey on prospects for the lighting market at the end of 2016. Findings indicated that LED and related green lighting products (as chosen by 40% of respondents) continue to be viewed as the category with highest growth potential in 2017. In terms of LED product applications, respondents believed that indoor household lighting (32%) and smart lighting systems (21%) will see the largest increase in the coming two years. As regards to future development, the majority of the respondents (84%) indicated that smart technology will drive the evolution of the lighting industry over the next two years.
Various Thematic Zones for Easy Sourcing
With energy efficiency being one of the significant trends in the global lighting industry, LED & Green Lighting zone continues to be the highlighted zone, featuring both functional and decorative LEDs and Green Lighting products.
The lighting industry is actively developing smart lighting technologies and products in response to the development of “smart city and smart home” driven by the Internet of Things. In order to cater market demand, the inaugural Smart Lighting & Solutions zone is established this year, showcasing state-of-the-art lighting systems, remote control and smart lighting products. Furthermore, the inaugural Startup Zone is set up for young designers and startup to showcase their original ideas and new concepts, as well as to communicate with global industry players.
Another highlighted zone, Hall of Aurora provides an elegant and extraordinary setting for top-notch branded collections of lighting fixtures. Interior designers and architects, as well as fashion-forward retailers can find high quality and trendy lighting products in the zone. Leading brands taking part in the zone include Viribright, Forest Lighting, Jaykal, SKY-LIGHTING and many more.
Avenue of Chandeliers spotlights glittering and splendid chandelier collections. Chandeliers in both modern and traditional styles are having a fashion resurgence, which is desirable to interior decorators and stylists, also contractors outfitting hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other development. And World of Professional & Industrial Lighting will cover a broad range of situation-specific lighting, including lighting for warehousing, stadiums and other commercial purposes, safety lighting and emergency lighting. Other product zones include Advertising Display Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Outdoor Lighting and Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components, etc.
Different seminars and buyer forums are organized to keep traders abreast of the latest market information. Co-organised with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Electronics Division and Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, the Asian Lighting Forum covers subjects such as global market trends and applications of smart lighting. In a range of informative events, buyers will share market insights at forums on business opportunities in different markets, and industry representatives will give the latest update on lighting design trends.
The 10th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition organised by HKTDC returns. The theme of this year’s competition is “Blooming Aura”, which aims to stimulate participants’ innovation and demonstrate the feeling of liveliness and vibrancy brought about by blooming lights. The Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition Award Presentation Ceremony will be held on Day 1 (6 April) of the fair and all winners’ and finalists’ works will be showcased at Hall 1C Concourse during the fair period.