Messe Frankfurt India, the organisers of LED Expo and Light India (which is organised in association with ELCOMA, the apex body of the lighting industry) have mutually decided to merge the Delhi editions of the two biggest lighting trade shows. The strategic move will create the biggest platform for the business of lighting in the country, titled ‘Light + LED Expo India 2020’.
Smart lighting technologies are the future. But the integration of LEDs with smart lighting, automation and networked building-systems are changing businesses as people know it. Representing the lighting and building technology sector’s growth markets worldwide through Messe Frankfurt’s global Light + Building brand, the German exhibition company stands as one of the leading exhibition organisers for the sector. India’s biggest lighting shows – LED Expo and Light India (in association with ELCOMA) are part of the group’s global building technology portfolio.
For the domestic industry, Light India has rightfully gained recognition as one of the most promising and important trade fairs in the country. While LED Expo takes place twice a year in Mumbai and Delhi and showcases advancements in LED technology and its applications, Light India takes place biennially and represents the future of what smart and connected lighting will look like.
Michael Dehn, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, said, “As organisers of the two leading shows, we are preparing for a dynamic future for the Indian lighting industry and envision bringing sector players together at a focused platform that represents everything under ‘smart lighting technologies’. The strategic merger is a confident step towards creating what will become the biggest platform for the business of lighting in the country.”
In India, LED now dominates the lighting market with an 80% share. According to report from the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers Association (ELCOMA), the Indian LED market is expected to grow to INR 261 billion by 2020, which is approximately 80 per cent of the total lighting industry. The Industry is maturing in its technology adoption and scalability.
With LED advancements growing rapidly, Messe Frankfurt will continue to host LED Expo twice a year (Mumbai & Delhi editions) in the odd years. However, in the even years, the Indian subsidiary will come together with ELCOMA to host Light + LED Expo India in Delhi.
LED Expo Mumbai remains a standalone annual edition. As per this new format, 2020 will see LED Expo Mumbai edition (07 – 09 May) followed by the first unified edition of Light + LED Expo India in the last quarter.