Organised by Messe Frankfurt, Light India was held at Pragati Maidan from 11th-13th October, 2018 at Pragati Maidan. Light India showcases the latest technologies and products in the lighting industry. The products showcase at the expo included architectural lighting, outdoor and indoor lighting, solar lighting, street lighting, decorative lighting, etc. The vision of the expo is to bring ‘Intelligent Lighting solutions’ to its visitors.
The show was inaugurated on 11th October in the presence of Chief Guests, Suresh Prabhu, Minster of Commerce and Industries and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science EF & CC, Government of India. This year the show saw the participation 196 exhibitors, out of which only 86 were domestic. However, the space occupied by the domestic exhibitors was thrice the area covered by international companies. There was participation from 5 international companies this year, including China, Taiwan, UAE. Biggest area of the total exhibition area was covered by 4 exhibitors, Bajaj, Surya, Havells and Jaquar.
Rasheed Anwar, Project Manager, Messe Frankfurt said, “We leave a comparatively lesser space open for booking by international companies, so that we can promote MAKE IN INDIA initiative more at our exhibitions.
LED expo which will be held from 6th-8th December, 2018 at IEML. Gr. Noida will
have more than 300 exhibiting companies. The topics for the seminars were decided keeping in mind the target visitors. Builder’s Association of India Meet was organised on the first day of the exhibition. The purpose behind bringing the Builder’s association to the exhibition was that they are the immediate buyers of lighting products. If a new building is being constructed then the need for lighting will definitely arise.
In association with Elcoma, the Light India Summit was also held at Light India. All the big buyers from the government like PWDs, CWDs, Railways and Roadways visited on the next day. During the previous year of LED expo, the railway department had placed an order worth crores for sensory lighting systems in order to avoid wastage of electricity.
Conference on Futuristic Intelligent Lighting was also held in association with Elcoma where speakers like Raja Mukherjee from Bajaj and Mohit Sharma from Jaquar talked about Lighting in Modern Works paces and Smart and Intelligent Lighting systems.
Think Light: The Art & Language of Lighting was organised on the third day by Institute of Indian Interior Designers. The target audience for the seminar were interior designers and architects, who play a significant role in the decision making of anyone buying light products. Sumant Jayakrishnan, Scenographer, Vinayak Diwan, Lighting Designer were amongst the speakers.
Priya Arora from Surya said, “The organisers should create more awareness about the exhibition to bring in more number of quality buyers.” Exhibitors from Yinguang Crystal Co. Ltd. said, “This is our first exhibition and we are here to expand our reach in the global market.” “This is a great occasion where excellent brand have displayed their products in the fast growing lighting industry. We want the industry to manufacture in India not just for Indian markets but also for global markets,” said Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry. “We will build 100 airports in the next 15 years and for that we have experts and an investment of 65 billion dollars for this industry and this will be a big opportunity for the lighting industry,” added Prabhu.