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GEBT 2023 to highlight green development and promote cross-industry cooperation

17 May 2023

China's building industry is proactively working towards reducing its carbon emissions in line with the country's carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals. In this regard, the 20th edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) will take place from 9 to 12 June 2023 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, with its wide array of fringe events, focusing on recent industry topics such as green buildings, low-carbon emissions and cross-industry cooperation.

Concurrently held with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), the two fairs are expected to host more than 3,000 domestic and international exhibitors across 22 halls, sending out a positive signal of the industry’s recovery.

The 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) put forward by the Chinese Government includes clear targets to reduce carbon emissions, which the building and real estate sectors are key industries that support this. The plan suggests that all new buildings in Chinese urban areas should be constructed in accordance with green building standards by 2025[1], to effectively control the growth of carbon emissions.

Meanwhile, implementing intelligent building technology is one of the major driving forces of green transformation within the industry. At the end of last year, 24 cities, including Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Qingdao, were announced to become pilot cities for intelligent construction[2], to encourage the industry towards green transformation and create more business opportunities.

Ms Lucia Wong, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “GEBT has always been an ideal platform for leading players in the intelligent building and electrical engineering industry to expand their business networks. The significant rebound in exhibitor numbers at this year's show indicates that there is confidence in the industry's prospects. At the same time, echoing the Chinese government’s green policies, we are looking forward to meeting all of our peers at the fairground to explore the future of green development.”

GEBT expands to cover four major industry sectors
The two fairs will take place concurrently in areas A, B, and D of the China Import and Export Fair Complex to promote cross-industry exchange and cooperation. Among the 22 halls, GEBT will be located in hall 5.2 in area A and halls 11.2 and 11.3 in Zone B.

This year’s GEBT will cover four sectors, namely home automation, intelligent building, smart audio & visual and smart energy saving technologies, leading each of them towards green transformation and increased cross-industry cooperation. Highlighted exhibitors include: KNX, CSA, Dadoutek, Kenwell, Cinemaster,  Creatrol, Wallhero, Zefeng, PTXZN, Intretech Smart Home, SDLEA, Graun Lot, Jelon, Soundbox, Tender Zhitong, Homelan, Huateng, Gongzhen, Inandon, Walsi, GVS, Beichang, Lifesmart, Tender, Lechao, Bofu, ZF, Iammin, Guyu, Komo, Ruijin, Nork, Popp, Kejie, S&B, Happyhouse, Easemore, Yuanhe, Dongdian, Ouya, Jinpeng, Doulian, Tengli, Hope, Ebelong, Sunshine, Zhihuiyun, Mingpin, Allterco, Lonon, Jienuo, Jala Smart, Gujing, Youda, Hopot, Xinlantian, Luofu, widelinker, Yinchao,  Mvava, Feish, Bolatu,  Putian Datang, Weilai, Jiaxiya, Ruikang, Meigao, Schideron, Jingrui, Puietel, ACEMATIC and QLIFE Technology .

Fringe events to explore latest industry trends
At the same time, a number of experts will attend different forums and summits to offer their views on recent industry trends and innovations. Highlights include:

Matter Makes Things Shine
Organised by Connectivity Standards Alliance Member Group China, the forum will showcase the new version of the Matter standard and emerging market trends. Topics include “Bridge Existing Smart Devices and New Matter Devices” and “Ecosystem Revolution leads to Use Case Evolution”.

Forum of 2023 KNX Home and Building Control Technology – The Development and Future of KNX Energy Efficiency and Management
KNX will introduce the advantages of its standard as well as the latest developments, while several well-known companies will explore hot topics including “Green and healthy development of KNX”, “Smart Building, Low Carbon Operation”, and intelligent solutions for high-end public area.

Heading to 2060 Carbon Neutrality Goal, A Future Empowered by Green Building Innovation in GBA
To address energy efficiency and carbon emissions-related issues, building owners, real estate developers and related investors have quickly taken actions towards decarbonisation. This has led to the holding of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) North Asia's “Towards 2060 Carbon Neutral” summit series. The series aims to create an ideal platform for experts from various sectors to exchange ideas and explore ways to achieve net zero emissions in buildings, communities and cities.

Smart Buildings and Hotels Dual Carbon Development Summit 2023
The Greater China Hotel Engineer Association will share their perspectives on a range of topics related to hotel digitalisation, including the benefits of dual carbon hotels for company development, the application of heating solutions in luxury hotels and more.

China (Guangzhou) Intelligent Integrators’ Conference 2023
Qianjia Smartech will team up with industry experts to analyse the value of integrated services, how integrators can leverage live streaming, why pure distributors are being phased out and how the integration of sales and services is becoming standard practice.

In addition to the above, another fringe event taking place is the Shenzhen Building Electrical and Intelligent Association’s low carbon forum.

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition will be held from 9 – 12 June 2023. Both shows are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will be held from 3 – 8 March 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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

For more information on Light + Building shows worldwide, please visit For more information regarding the lighting shows in China, please visit or email

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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* Preliminary figures for 2022

[1] “The announcement of The 14th FYP for the development of energy efficiency and green building”, March 2022, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, (Retrieved: 28 April 2023)
[2] “Beijing and other 24 cities will be pilot cities for intelligent construction”, November 2022, Xinhua News Agency, (Retrieved: 28 April 2023)