Friday, August 03, 2012:
Global trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt is partnering for the first time with the Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ELCOMA) for the 2012 edition of Light India which will be held 5 – 8 October 2012 at Pragati Madian in New Delhi, India.
Light India is recognised as India’s largest lighting exhibition in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, and according to Mr Shyam Sujan, Secretary General of ELCOMA, the 2012 show will be “an even larger exhibitor and visitor scale, never seen before in India, supporting the local lighting industry which is seeing an incredible technological advancement in products and services.”
Commenting on the new partnership with ELCOMA, Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd added: “Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to bringing its expertise to Light India. Currently, we organise three of the most respected lighting industry shows in the world. We have the bi-annual Light + Building held in Frankfurt, which is the world’s biggest lighting and building show, the annual Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition held in Guangzhou, China which is Asia’s biggest and most comprehensive lighting forum, and also the annual Light Middle East held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.”
In addition, Light India will host a three-day technical seminar focusing on emerging new technologies and applications such as energy-saving and green lighting technologies. Some of the world’s leading experts and specialists will deliver Technical Papers on subjects most relevant to India and recommendations made during the seminar will form a white paper which will be submitted to the government for decision making and future policy guidelines.
Comprehensive range of exhibit categories
Light India will cover a gross area of 16,000 sqm and will offer a comprehensive trade and marketing platform in these categories:
-- Electric lamps
-- LED lighting products
-- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
-- Architectural lighting
-- Decorative lighting
-- Commercial lighting
-- Residential lighting
-- Electronic & intelligent lighting
-- Landscape & garden lighting
-- Street & stadium lighting
-- Stage & studio lighting
-- Public & flood lighting
-- Light fitting accessories
-- Switches and wire & cables
-- Energy saving equipment
-- Automotive lighting & miniature lamps
-- Renewable energy
-- Off-grid lighting
“With its new Messe Frankfurt international connection, Light India participants will have a unique opportunity to update themselves with the latest products, technologies, trends and services from across the globe,” Mr Manek remarked. “In addition, with the support of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, CPWD and the Council of Architecture, Builders Association of India and the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE), Light India is the platform to interact with the bulk buying government and private agency decision makers.”
Rapid change in India’s lighting industry
During the last seven decades, India’s lighting industry has transitioned from being an importer of finished products, to an assembler of components, and now to a self sufficient producer of lighting systems.
India’s lighting industry currently has a turnover of USD 1.8 billion and is growing between 10 to 12 percent per annum. The local market is more international, offering a full range of products and systems as the Indian government has adopted a liberalised economic policy which gives consumers global product choices.
The import of lighting products is estimated at more than USD 18 million per year, growing at 15 percent. In addition, duties are being lowered and new technologies are being encouraged.
Mr H S Mamak, Advisor to ELCOMA continued: “The Indian lighting industry welcomes international competition and has upgraded its quality standards using international technology, joint venture cooperation, trading and exporting. As India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies with a GDP growth of around 8 percent, the years ahead should be even better for the lighting industry, especially with an increased surge in CFL, LED, HID and lighting fixture products due to consumer awareness of energy efficient lighting. In addition, India’s construction boom and industrial development is presenting a great opportunity for lighting manufacturers.”
To find out more information about the 2012 edition of Light India, please visit www.light-india.in or email email@example.com
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 457* million euros in sales and more than 1,769* active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 101 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary numbers (2011)
Background information on Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ELCOMA)
The association which was founded 40 years is the Apex Body of Lighting Manufacturers in India. It has played a pioneering role in bringing Indian lighting manufacturers together and developing the industry.
ELCOMA has been involved in government activities relating to lighting such as energy saving, environmental protection, technical standards and awareness programmes. With its changing role, ELCOMA has been a member of several government committees, panels and task forces to assist in formulating technical standards for various subjects such as energy efficiency and environment. As an exclusive representative of the lighting industry, ELCOMA has always acted as an important link to support, promote and develop cooperation among electric lamp and component manufacturers and to facilitate the overall interests of its members who are drawn from large, medium and small industry segments.