The 14th edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) ended on a positive note, hosting 185 exhibitors and 156,898 visitors from 134 countries and regions, representing an 8% increase from last year, according to event organizer Messe Frankfurt.
Running concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, the show was held June 9-12 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.
“GEBT strives to keep abreast with the continuously evolving market when staging the latest building electrical, intelligent building and smart home solutions,” said Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd.
The fair attendees had the opportunity to broaden their market reach. A series of interactive forums and seminars delivered business insights and fostered mutual exchanges of expertise.
The show gathers notable intelligent building and smart home organisations to unveil a collection of exciting new technologies. GEBT facilitates the development of international standards and enhances communication and integration among different systems.
It is the fifth time that Zigbee Alliance organised a seminar at GEBT. Wilma Su, chair of Zigbee Member Group China, said, “The show drew interest from a considerable number of professional visitors from various disciplines, including but not limited to product development, marketing and distribution.”
Sixth-time exhibitor EnOcean Alliance, which specialises in intelligent building, smart home, wireless sensors and switches, acknowledged the importance of the show. Graham Martin, Chairman & CEO of the EnOcean Alliance, said the visitor flow was very satisfying this year. “The fair is important to the smart home, lighting and commercial building industry. I believe sensors and cloud solutions will play an important role in the future,” he said.
Companies Affirms the Show’s Impact
Private enterprises also shared the same sentiment. Ben Young, Marketing Manager of HDL Automation Co, said, “We met with many potential clients including system distributors, engineers and real estate developers among many others.” The fair has grown to become a professional smart home and intelligent building event in China, he said.
First time exhibitor Shenzhen Power2control Smart Tech Co displayed its Super Switch at GEBT. The company made use of P2C to connect all switches with power lines. The Super Switch inherits the advantages of traditional switches and takes a big step towards intelligent solutions.
The newest technologies on display were up to par with buyers’ sourcing needs. Allen Lai from Linkcom Manufacturing Co praised the product breadth. “We look for local business partners. The event reflected the market trends by presenting a wide variety of products.”
Gaurav Trigunayak from Havells India Ltd said he visited the show for the 10th time. “I met more than 10 potential suppliers and above all the fair was very informative. The advanced technologies presented here divulged an array of forecasts for the industry.”
Concurrent Events Facilitate Exchange of Information
Hot topics of the concurrent events included intelligent building and smart home standards, smart home development, smart hotel technologies, intelligent real estate technologies, smart city and smart community.
The Intelligent Engineering Branch of China Exploration and Design Association co-organised Summit on Innovative Intelligent Building Technology Driven by Smart Cities 2017.
Xiao Jianping, SAC/TC426 Commissioner of the association said, “The exhibition provided eye-opening experiences to industry professionals by presenting core competencies, national standards as well as research and development.”
Liang Jujun from Shenzhen Beauty to Intelligent Technology Co attended China Intelligent Green Community Summit 2017 to research the direction of development and the latest products. He said: “The future development of the industry, I believe, will lie in the interaction between audio and artificial intelligence. Openness is essential for industry growth.”
The Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology show, along with the concurrently held Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, is headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition of Light + Building will take place March 18 – 23, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Messe Frankfurt also offers a series of other light and building technology events worldwide, including the Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT), Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) and the Shanghai International Lighting Fair (SILF). Additionally, light and building fairs are also hosted in Argentina, India, Russia and the UAE.
The next edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology is scheduled to take place June 9–12, 2018 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.