SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING18 Jul 2016
13th Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology sets new visitor record
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Guangzhou, China – The Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) successfully concluded its 13th edition with record attendance. The 2016 fair hosted over 200 exhibitors (2015: 298) from 9-12 2016 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. Running concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), the two fairs welcomed 145,080 visitors (2015: 135,990) from 137 countries and regions, more than a six percent increase from last year. GEBT 2016 successfully gathered influential intelligent building and smart home standards organisations. The aim was to facilitate market communication and integration between different standards and systems. Along with their members, these organisations demonstrated their strengths and latest technologies. 

The ZigBee Member Group China was one of the exhibitors that drew considerable attention from professional visitors. The group introduced its ZigBee 3.0 standard at the fair. This standard enables communication and interoperability among devices for smart homes and connected lighting. Moreover, it gives businesses and consumers access to innovative products and services that will seamlessly work together to enhance everyday life. Dr Wilma Su, Chair of the group, exclaimed: “A large amount of our target customers came to our booth, including manufacturers, distributers, system integrators and end-users. The tremendous results we achieved not only shows the strong market demand for ZigBee standards and products, but also reflects GEBT’s industry influence. We plan to have a bigger booth next year to better showcase the alliance’s latest technologies.”

Mr Qiang Peng, Large Division Manager at Zhongshan Shidun Electric Appliance Co Ltd, shared equal praise for the show. He noted: “We displayed our arbitrary point switches. At the fair, we saw huge market potential for our switches and sockets. I was very satisfied with visitor flow as we met customers from both lighting and hardware industries. We gained considerable market insights from distributors and end-users that are definitely beneficial to our product development. GEBT covers a full spectrum of building electrical industry, and it is a highly effective platform for us.”

Concurrent events widely praised for promoting technical and business exchange 
In order to provide added value to fair attendees, the show organisers cooperated with influential industry associations to hold 10 seminars, covering nearly 50 topics. The events were divided into three categories: intelligent building and smart home standards, intelligent buildings, and smart homes and smart hotels.

The Intelligent Engineering Branch of China Exploration and Design Association co-organised the well-attended “Summit on Innovative Intelligent Building Technology Driven by Smart Cities 2016” event. Ms Hu Ping, President of the association, expressed: “GEBT has become such a vital event to the industry that building electrical professionals will not want to miss it. In recent years, lighting technologies have been moving towards more intelligent solutions and many technological breakthroughs are being realised. This trend ultimately helps to boost demand for building electrical technologies. Our summit gathered industry experts and we are very happy with the outcome of the event.”

The next edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology is scheduled to take place once again from 9-12 June 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. For more information, visit www.building.messefrankfurt.com.cn.