The 20th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from 27 to 30 October 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will also see its third edition from 26 to 29 October 2018 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The two lighting events expect close to 3,100 exhibitors from around the world. Last year, close to 69,000 global buyers attended both fairs. The two fairs together form the world’s largest lighting marketplace with enormous business opportunities, informs Rajesh Bhagat, South Asia Consultant, Hong Kong TRADE Development Council (HKTDC).

The famed Hall of Aurora at the Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will bring top-notch branded collections of lighting accessories and applications under one roof, leading brands include BJB, LEDUS, MEGAMAN and VIRIBRIGHT. The Smart Home Gallery will make its debut this year to display smart home lighting products from renowned brands such as Yeelight/Xiaomi, Philips, Opple, Tmall Genie AI Union and Tuya.

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The Smart Lighting & Solutions zone will showcase the latest lighting designs, software, management systems and control panels. The popular LED & Green Lighting zone will display a wide array of energy-efficient lighting for commercial uses, whereas the Residential Lighting zone will gather functional and decorative domestic lighting products.

The Outdoor & Tech Light Expo showcases lighting products by various applications to facilitate sourcing for buyers. The Exterior Lighting Solutions & Systems zone will highlight high-performance and energy-efficient lighting systems and technologies. The Outdoor & Public Lighting and Outdoor Advertising Lighting zones will be home to lighting solutions for public spaces and promotional uses respectively.

The Technical & Professional Lighting zone will cover lighting equipment for warehouses and studios. The Horticultural Lighting zone will make its debut this year, showcasing grow lights for plants in farms, domestic landscaping and public parks.

During both fairs, a diverse fair programme of networking receptions and buyer forums will be held for industry players to expand their professional networks and learn first-hand about market developments. Seminars on smart street lights, testing and certification services as well as horticultural lighting will also be held to reveal the industry’s latest trends.