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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology 2022 deferred

10 May 2022

In light of the ongoing pandemic situation across China and to actively support government efforts towards containment, the 2022 editions of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) will be rescheduled, with new dates to be announced in due course. Both shows were originally scheduled to take place from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.

On the announcement of the two fairs' deferral, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd commented: “As an organiser of the leading events in the lighting and building technology sectors in Asia, we are committed to providing a safe and accessible platform for business exchange. Due to the current pandemic situation, we have decided to hold GILE and GEBT at a later date after serious discussion with our stakeholders. This will provide greater accessibility and maximise the exhibition experience for all fairgoers. We are working closely with the fairground for the appropriate dates and in the meantime we would like to thank the industry for backing our decision.”

To ensure that visitors and exhibitors are meeting in a hygienic and safe environment, added measures will be in place during the show. These include: real-name authentication at registration, onsite temperature checks, frequent sterilisation of public areas and distancing measures for event audiences, amongst others.

Exhibitors and visitors for GILE can email or visit for further details. Participant related inquiries for GEBT, please contact More information can also be found by visiting

The two concurrent fairs are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology portfolio headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will be held from 2 – 6 October 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Messe Frankfurt organises a number of trade fairs for the light and building technology sectors in Asia, including Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Parking China, Thailand Building Fair and Thailand Lighting Fair. The company’s lighting and building technology trade fairs also cover the markets in Argentina, India, Russia and the UAE.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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* preliminary figures 2021