– By the Lighting India content team

Messe Frankfurt announced in a press release that the two concurrent fairs in its Light + Building portfolio, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT), have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both fairs were originally due to take place from 9 – 12 June and will now be held at a future date which will be announced shortly. They will remain at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.

Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak which is having an unprecedented impact across the globe, we believe it is the right and responsible decision as the fairs’ organizer to postpone GILE and GEBT.

Ms Wong continued: “In these unprecedented times and as we all reallocate our time, energy and resources to navigate our immediate challenges, we ask the industry to remember that we are facing this together. Looking forwards, we are positive that the industry will emerge from this crisis more resilient, innovative and better prepared to shape the future.”