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PEA teams with Messe Frankfurt to stage Thailand Lighting Fair 2018 under world-renowned Light + Building brand and with concept The future of light: smart, sustainable, human centric

Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) today announces the staging of Thailand Lighting Fair 2018 in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, which has acquired Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to expand the worldwide portfolio of its Light + Building brand of trade fairs.

Powered by Messe Frankfurt since their inception in 2015, the two fairs will now officially form part of the Light + Building family that totals 14 fairs around the globe.

Messe Frankfurt will leverage its extensive international experience in growing trade fairs, while at the same time utilise its local organising partners' knowledge to propel the fairs forward as ASEAN’s leading trade shows for lighting and building technology, design and application.

Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair will be held from 8 – 10 November at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The 2018 edition is expected to feature over 500 booths utilising some 10,000 sqm of exhibition space.
PEA Governor Mr Sermsakool Klaikaew, said: “Provincial Electricity Authority has been hosted Thailand Lighting Fair for the fourth consecutive year to support the showcase of ASEAN's most innovative lighting technology and business networking platform. It is the center of knowledge on lighting technology transfer to domestic and international in all sectors. This has resulted in national business expansion and promote the overall economy of the country.”
“This year, Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of the Light + Building, the world's largest exhibition of lighting and building, has joined forces to organise the Thailand Lighting Fair 2018. It can be upgraded to international standards in line with the Light + Building in Germany where various kinds of cutting-edge light and building technologies were showcased. Therefore, we are confident that this year fair will draw global business owners, technology developers, product developers and international visitors. The fair concept is the future of light: smart, sustainable, human centric conveys the focus on the link of lighting technology with energy management technology for the sake of users to have energy efficiency and sustainability.” added Mr. Sermsakul
Mr Stephan Buurma, member of the board of management of Messe Frankfurt Group, commented on the acquisition: “The Light + Building brand of shows is well-recognised around the world for its high quality event format and its power to attract the best in the industry.

“Adding the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to this growing family will complement our existing shows by creating a synergy between the different lighting and building markets.
“With a combined GDP of over USD2.4 trillion, the region is collectively the sixth largest economy in the world and the third most populous. The acquisition will facilitate Messe Frankfurt to further develop our presence within the network of ASEAN countries. It will also allow us to expand and strengthen our portfolio in the ASEAN region.

“Our local partners - The Exhibiz and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) - have been instrumental in establishing the shows and we look forward to working together with them for many years ahead.”

Thailand serves as the gateway into the booming ASEAN region
Messe Frankfurt has had a successful partnership for over 30 years with the Exhibiz’s owner, Worldex GEC Co Ltd. An experienced organiser of fairs in Thailand, The Exhibiz is eager to continue working alongside its seasoned international partner, explains Ms Pakwan Jiamjiroj, general manager: “We are delighted to bring Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair into a new era, thanks to the partnership with Messe Frankfurt. With their strong international reputation and experiences in organising trade fairs, we know that both shows have the potential to grow immensely.
“The lighting industry in Southeast Asia is already worth as much as USD5 billion, with the LED lighting industry accounting for over USD1.5 billion of that value. This healthy outlook demonstrates that the time to invest in Thailand and its neighbouring countries is most certainly now.”
Messe Frankfurt is present in 178 countries and hosts exhibitions and conferences in around 30 locations with its brands and brand families. The company has a considerable portfolio of lighting and building fairs across Asia, while the Light + Building family of trade shows is headed by the biennial Light + Building mother show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Messe Frankfurt has already established renowned lighting and building fairs across Asia in Guangzhou, Shanghai, New Delhi and Mumbai since the turn of the century. The shared expertise that has been gained in running these shows will benefit the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair and should bring these diverse markets closer together. Indeed, significant trade connections already exist between Thailand and some of these nations whereby Thailand currently imports around 90 percent of its LED products from China and other countries.*

The two fairs will be held concurrently with Secutech Thailand, a premier platform that showcases the latest innovations in security, smart homes and fire and safety products. By hosting Thailand Lighting Fair, Thailand Building Fair and Secutech Thailand under one roof, the interconnected lighting, building and safety industries have an unrivalled one-stop sourcing opportunity.
For more information, please visit www.thailandlightingfair.com or contact The Exhibiz Co. ,Ltd. at tel +662  664 6499 ext 200, 212 fax +662-664-6477
email: info@thailandlightingfair.com

* http://www.ledinside.com/outlook/2014/12/emerging_market_trends_in_2014

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the worlds largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €661* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A 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. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
* preliminary numbers 2017

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