ASEAN’s prominent show on led lighting and technology was wrapped up successfully as over 7,000 visitors thronged the venue that got buzzed with action.
The three-day lighting extravaganza, LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019, saw a mix of frenzied activities and successful business closures, even as thousands of visitors flowed-in to witness the latest and most innovative solutions in the world of lighting. The 7th edition of the Show was dedicated to science, technology and applications of LEDs and solid-state lighting.
LED Expo Thailand 2019 saw over 200 exhibitors representing as many brands from 10 countries showcasing products across several portfolios including commercial lighting, residential lighting, solar LEDs, smart lighting, LED signage and manufacturing equipment & components. Of these, 84% were international exhibitors.
Thousands of visitors from around 31 countries flocked into the exhibition halls to witness the latest innovations in the lighting arena. The Show registered about 12% international visitors in all from countries including Thailand, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong and United States of America.
Visitors from varied business spheres including government agencies and state enterprises, architects, lighting industry professionals, industrial estate and manufacturing companies, hotels and resorts walked in to explore the use of lighting products for various applications in commercial environment.
LED Expo Thailand & Light ASEAN 2019 encompassed three highlights – LED Technical Conference, Lighting Demonstration, and BUILD. There were three specific highlight zones in the form of Smart Lighting & Smart City Zone, Made in Thailand and PCB Zone.
The Expo aimed to create awareness around LED-centric applications, which can be put to use in various spheres. The Show had more than just LED lighting and the exhibits also included solar products and technology, LED signage, LED technology for entertainment, agriculture, etc.; thereby creating new possibilities for both exhibitors and visitors.
An essential element of the Show was the Buyer Program that offered select procurers an opportunity to meet with the exhibitors of their choice through one-to-one meetings. This program enabled successful conclusion of 243 business meetings with top buyers from the region, with 41% local and 59% international participation.
Exhibitors were pretty satisfied with their participation. They enjoyed their presence in such a dynamic Show which facilitated them with the platform that was apt to interact and form long-term associations with potential buyers. It was truly an amalgamation of global lighting stakeholders for making most of the opportunity that was floored thereon.
Ivy Soh of Ledvance Pte Ltd, said, “This is the first time we have participated in LED Expo Thailand, as ASEAN market is very important for us, and so is Thailand. We are glad that we have met a lot of ASEAN customers from Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam which were our target group of customers.”
Speaking on the same lines, Rattawat Kamdee of K. P. T. Machinery Co., Ltd., said, “We provide LED drivers and power supply. This is the 5th year for us. During these three days, we met our target group of customers including manufacturers and interior designers. Their feedback is quite positive.”
Hans Kunswadl, Frigodynamics Gmbh, said, “It’s now my 4th time in LED Expo Thailand. I highly recommend you to visit the show because LED Expo Thailand is definitely on the forefront of LED exhibitions in ASEAN region.”
Through LED Expo Thailand, visitors were able to explore ways to gain access to ASEAN markets. It offered an excellent opportunity for companies seeking to enter South East Asian market to network and partner with LED players in that region. Visitors were able to get a peek into the latest offerings in LED and related applications, which helped them gain ideas for improving their business prospects.
Expressing his delight, Parinya Punaprasart from Thai Beverage Public Co., Ltd., said, “I am working in electrical engineering department of Thai Beverage Public Co. Ltd. This is the 3rd time I am attending the Show, which looks diverse with a wide range of LED products from international and local exhibitors that showcased latest LED innovations. I highly recommend visiting the show.”
Son Nguyen, CEO of Sonanh International Trading, echoed almost similar sentiments when he gave his remarks, “I am from Vietnam and I feel very good attending LED Expo Thailand. I found a lot of new suppliers here with high quality LED products and I plan to visit the show again next year.”
Thailand has long been a proponent of free & fair trade and its attractiveness as a production base for leading international companies is enhanced by a number of free trade agreements. LED lighting accounts for 12% of the country’s total lighting market with a projected growth rate of CAGR 30% during 2015-2020. At this juncture, it is evident that a Show like LED Expo Thailand can prove to be a dynamic platform for bringing together various stakeholders of this industry.
The next edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN will be held from June 24-26, 2020 at Bangkok. The theme for the coming year is ‘Connected Lighting for a Better Future’, and several players from the field of connected lighting are expected to come together to showcase their best technologies, which could pave the way for a revolutionary future.
About The Organisers:
MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. is an international exhibition company with a strong presence of over four decades in the advertising industry, over 21 years in publishing & 17 years in exhibitions. The company has produced more than 100 market-leading trade exhibitions for various segments in addition to publishing various magazines & advertising trade directories of repute. Successful exhibitions are conducted all over India, Dubai, Singapore and Thailand.
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. is the leading exhibition organiser in Thailand. IMPACT organises and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, meetings and trainings, working hand-in-hand with international trade associations, organisers and corporations across a broad spectrum of industries.
IMPACT creates effective market platforms and offers a comprehensive range of turnkey event management solutions ranging from market research, exhibition and visitor promotion and sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operation to on-site logistic management for exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and industries. It also specialises in business matching programs.