Light India 2012 receives strong support from global lighting brands

Date Announced: 09 Jul 2012

The 2012 edition of Light India, co-organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Electric Lamps & Components Manufacturers’ Association of India (ELCOMA), has received strong interest from the international community. The debut fair, which will be held from 5 – 8 October 2012 at Pragati Madian in New Delhi, India, is expecting 20,000 visitors and an exhibition space totalling 16,000 sqm.

Since the show’s announcement, interest from the international lighting industry has been high. The 2012 show has, so far, confirmed 120 exhibitors from China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE and the US. Big-brand exhibitors currently include Philips, Osram, Bajaj, Surya Roshni, Crompton, Anchor by Panasonic, BAG Electronics, Wipro and Energetic Lighting. Majority of exhibitors intend to focus on energy efficient lighting and LED technology.

Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd noted: “Light India continues to be the largest and most prestigious lighting exhibition in India. Showcasing the largest range of lighting products as well as hosting several live demonstrations, the show will bring leading architects, consultants and government policy makers in large numbers. We believe that by focusing on green lighting and electronic systems, we’ll be able to attract phenomenal interest from important sectors including infrastructure, residential and commercial property development as well as manufacturing.”

Mr Manoj Verma, Executive Vice President & President - Consumer Business Unit, at Crompton Greaves Ltd. said: “Light India is a major event that brings together India’s lighting industry under one roof. Through technical seminars, the show also allows professionals to witness the latest advancements in lighting technology from around the world. At Crompton Greaves Limited, we are looking forward to showcasing what we have to offer in innovative green and renewable lighting solutions.”

Another exhibitor, Bajaj Electricals Limited, also agrees that Light India is a truly international platform for showcasing lighting technology and expertise. The company’s President (Lighting), Mr. CGS Mani, emphasised: “As the lighting, and all related industries continue to advance, industry experts need professional venues to showcase their latest technologies. I believe Light India is precisely the venue for the Indian market. My company will present our latest technologies and applicable solutions at the show. India’s lighting professionals have a lot to offer to the industry’s international community. And I believe Light India is the show to display the country’s current innovations.”

Concurrent events aim to enrich India’s knowledge on lighting trends

With the support of international associations such as the Global Lighting Association, Asia Lighting Compact, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Department of Heritage and Environment, Light India will host two days of technical seminars and concurrent events, focusing on emerging technologies and their application. Some of the world's leading experts and business leaders will deliver papers on the industries latest developments. Recommendations made by experts during the seminar will then form White Papers which will be submitted to the government for decision making and future policy guidelines.

In order to encourage the growth of LED lighting design among students and architects, Light India will host the LED Lighting Best Design Awards with the support of the Indian Institute of Design and Council of Architecture. A gala dinner will also be organised with special performances that present innovative uses of lighting.

Coinciding with Light India, the week from 4 – 8 October 2012 has been deemed the National Energy Efficient Week in India, and will be supported by:

- Ministry of Power’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
- Central Public Works Department
- Ministry of New & Non Renewable Energy
- Government of New Delhi
- Bureau of Indian Standards

Initiatives for promoting energy efficiency during the week will be coordinated with:

- Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Classes (DOEACC)
- Government of Australia
- Asia Lighting Compact
- en.lighten initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme
- Global Lighting Association

National Energy Efficient Week will also play a key role in Light India’s seminar. Dignitaries and officials from the organisations mentioned above will be sharing their views and the latest information on lighting technology.


To find out more about the 2012 edition of Light India, please visit www.light-india.in or email info@india.messefrankfurt.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 Lamps & Components 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.

Contact
Syed Mohd Javed Tel +91-22-6144 5931 Fax +91-22-6144 5999

E-mail:syed.javed@india.messefrankfurt.com

Web Site:www.light-india.cn

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