Light + Building 2018 continues to grow with more exhibitors and exhibition space

Light + Building opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from Sunday, 18th March, to Friday, 23rd March 2018. Over 2,700 exhibitors from 55 countries are showing their latest products and innovations for the lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation and safety and security sectors on more than 260,000 square metres spread in 25 exhibition halls. “The echo to date has been excellent and we are delighted to announce three percent more exhibitors and six percent more exhibition space than at the last edition of the fair. Moreover, we have opened an additional exhibition hall, which provides the basis for further growth at Light + Building – these positive developments reflect the highly dynamic nature of the sector”, says Wolfgang Marzin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt.

‘Connected – secure – convenient’ is the motto of this year’s Light + Building whereby the focus is on the trend subjects of the ‘Smartification of Everyday Life’ and ‘Aesthetics and Well-being in Harmony’. At the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology, the industry presents intelligent and inter-connected solutions, future-oriented design trends that not only increase a building’s economic efficiency and level of convenience but also satisfy the need for safety and security. And, as a fair of innovations, Light + Building brings together all power-controlled building-services systems and promotes integrated building planning with a spectrum of products – from the smart home to the smart building.

One of the main themes in 2018 is security technology. And, with the new ‘Secure – Connected Security in Buildings’ special show, the Intersec Forum and around 150 suppliers from the building-automation and security-technology segments, Hall 9.1 is the centre for integrated building-services technology. There, the focus is on the interconnection and interfaces between the various disciplines. Additionally, the Secure! special show presents innovative solutions from the field of electrical security in a realistic setting. Also in Hall 9.1, the Intersec Forum takes an in-depth look at the subject of inter-connected security technology on five days, from Monday to Friday. Moreover, leading manufacturers of security equipment and home and building-automation technology are presenting their innovations in other exhibition halls of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.

In addition to the broad spectrum of products being shown by the exhibitors, Light + Building is also distinguished by a multi-faceted complementary programme that, for the first time, is split into four categories – Emotion, Skills, Career and Selection – offering a theme-specific range of events for all trade visitors – from special shows, via expert lectures, to trend presentations.

This year’s Luminale – Biennale for Light Art and Urban Design – is distinguished by a new concept. Held concurrently with Light + Building, the popular event in Frankfurt und Offenbach takes advantage of the presence of lighting experts and artists from home and abroad for an interdisciplinary discourse on the city and the future. There are no less than 149 projects in five categories: ART, SOLUTIONS, COMMUNITY, STUDY and BETTER CITY on the programme. With the Römer town hall, the Alte Oper concert hall, the European Central Bank, St. Catherine’s Church (Katharinenkirche) and the ‘Eiserner Steg’ bridge, five of the most important sights in Frankfurt are venues for widely differing artistic interpretations of lighting and the urban environment. Luminale was founded in 2002 by Messe Frankfurt. Since then, the fair and exhibition company has comprehensively promoted and supported the festival. Full details can be found at

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