220,000 visitors to Light + Building 2018

Light + Building took place in Frankfurt am Main from 18th to 23rd March 2018. A total of 2,714 exhibitors (2016: 2,626*) from 55 countries launched their latest products onto the world market. Altogether, more than 220,000 trade visitors (2016: 216,610*) from 177 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest products, solutions and trends offered in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation.

“Over the last six days, Light + Building presented a plethora of innovations. Everyone involved – exhibitors, partners and visitors – were delighted with the fair and this positive mood was prevalent in all halls. The upswing in the sector continues”, said Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt, summarising the fair.

The level of internationality rose again in comparison with the previous edition of the fair: 70 percent (2016: 67 percent) of exhibitors and 52 percent (2016: 49 percent) of visitors came from abroad. The biggest visitor nations after Germany include China, Italy, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. Large increases in visitor numbers were registered from countries such as the Russian Federation, India, Finland, Korea and Ukraine. There was also a significant increase in the number of attendees from Kazakhstan, Angola and Namibia.

The next Light + Building will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 8th to 13th March 2020.

Keep an eye out for our show review in the April 2018 issue of A1 Lighting Magazine!

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