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April 6, 2024

GILE expands to record-breaking scale of 260,000 sqm
The 29th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), themed “Light – The Power of Infinity”, will be held from 9 – 12 June 2024, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, in exhibition areas A and B. As a platform for connecting leading industry players, the fair is expecting to attract over 200,000 lighting professionals across 26 halls covering a total of 260,000 sqm, making it the biggest edition of GILE so far.
     Under the driving force of intelligence, health and low-carbon technologies, the lighting industry is undergoing a period of restructuring, presenting various challenges as well as new opportunities. Regarding the industry’s development, Ms Lucia Wong, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, stated: “The future is promising, with digital transformation, ESG, industry standards and design-driven innovation being priorities. Moving forward, lighting products will become more specialised, with whole-house smart lighting, segmented markets, and customised solutions offering promising opportunities. Industry players need to become user-oriented, and re-examine the basics of lighting technology to create unique market value. Embracing cross-industry collaboration as well as innovation in AI, biotechnology, spatial design, and green living will unlock new markets beyond the traditional lighting industry. These new developments present exciting opportunities which lighting professionals ought to capitalise on.”
     The lighting and LED industry is undergoing a technological transformation. Companies involved in IoT, e-commerce, smart home, telecommunications and integrated home solutions are now becoming part of the smart lighting ecosystem, leading to the expansion of the market. Advancements in technology are driving lighting experts to explore different market segments. In the future, the full-spectrum and human-centric lighting sources will together create more applications. Furthermore, solar lighting is also growing rapidly, and the improved efficiency and stability of photovoltaic components alongside LED technology are making lighting systems more energy-efficient.

GILE 2024 sets a new record in scale
GILE is held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). This year, the total combined exhibition area of both shows will expand to 260,000 sqm, spread across 26 halls. The fairs are expected to gather over 2,800 exhibitors from around the world. As a sourcing platform for a variety of different sectors, which fall under the areas of technology, design, production, application and engineering. As of March 2024, the following exhibitors have been confirmed:

Hall 9.2: Smart Lighting and AIoT Solutions
Halls 2.2 and 3.2: Drivers and Power Supplies
Hall 4.2: LEDs, Chips & LED Packaging, Light Modules, Light Engines, Full Spectrum Lighting, Drivers and Power Supplies
Hall 5.2: Bio-optics, Smart Agriculture, Innovative Display Applications, Innovative Energy Storage

Hall 10.1: “Aesthetics design” by Luce e Design, Contemporary Lighting Fixtures
Hall 11.1: Contemporary Lighting Fixtures
Hall 3.1: Signature Hall – Lighting Arts Display

Hall 1.2: Manufacturing Equipment and Materials, Lighting Accessories and Electronic Components
Application and engineering
Halls 1.1, 6.1, 7.1, and 8.1: Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting
Hall 2.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting
Hall 3.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Street Lighting
Hall 4.1: Signature Hall – Landscape Lighting, Metasight Intelligence, Night Tourism
Hall 5.1: Street lighting, Gaoyou Street Lighting Pavilion
Halls 9.1, 9.3, 10.3, 11.3 and 12.1: Home lighting, Commercial Lighting
Hall 13.1: Zhongshan Lighting Pavilion, Home Lighting & Commercial Lighting
Hall 9.2: Smart Lighting and AIoT Solutions – Smart Home, Smart Lighting Solutions
Hall 10.2: Signature Hall – Commercial Lighting
Hall 11.2: Signature Hall – Smart Lighting, Commercial Lighting

     Ms Lucia Wong continued, “In 2024, GILE will continue to embrace the theme of ‘Light + Future’. We are striving to actively improve the exhibition’s supporting services and establish a one-stop shop for lighting procurement. Through a revamped exhibition layout and product categories that match the needs of the industry, we aim to drive the development of the lighting and LED industries, not only locally, but also for the international market. GILE will continue to back the industry and build a prosperous future.”
     Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology will be held from 9 – 12 June 2024. For more information regarding the lighting shows in China, please visit


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