With programmes and policies to stimulate the adoption of LED lighting in the country on the rise, LED Expo proved to be a massive business success for the 270 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies at the fair. However, as most of these programmes target government and public sectors, focus remained on the adoption by the commercial sector.
The 15th edition of LED Expo, held from 2 – 4 December 2016, confirmed that a growing number of private sector players are now moving towards the implementation of LED lighting and technologies. The three day trade fair witnessed the attendance of 10,397 decision makers from real estate, industrial houses, retail and automotive sector apart from government and association heads who are actively looking for LEDs for public and private projects.
One such visitor travelling from Ahmedabad was Mr. Vijay Vaghela, Manager-Projects, Claris Lifesciences Ltd. who said, “Everyone is switching to LED’s and going by the trend it is the future of lighting. We plan to replace all our existing lights to LED lights in our Gujarat factory and what better platform than LED Expo to source it!” Another visitor from Delhi involved in several commercial projects, Mr. C M Chopra, Proprietor, C M Chopra & Co said, “LED Expo is a phenomenal platform for companies like us to source in bulk for our turnkey projects. It has established a reputation of a very business friendly event which satisfies the needs of the visitors.”
Positive that the meetings and discussions at the fair will lead to good post-fair business, Mr. Praveen Mahajan, Director, KORE said, “We are showcasing new LEDs with better lumens and better wattages and a range of automotive lights which has received a very good response. We are already working on deals which will soon materialise after the exhibition. LED Expo has become an essential platform for the sector’s business and for the country to determine power-saving solutions.”
With the Indian government’s make-in-India gaining importance among the manufactures, several international players are now looking at setting up factories within the country. Mr. Harry Libby, Chief Operating Officer, Fulham Co Inc. remarked, “The growth and amount of commitment to LED in the entire infrastructure by the government is motivating us to drive more investment and capital in our company here in Pune and towards product development and research. We have seen quite an excitement around our a new wireless driver technology products and have already closed deals at the fair.”
The next edition of the fair, scheduled in the financial capital – Mumbai in May 2017, has now drawn strong backing from the exhibitors, many of whom have confirmed larger space bookings. Ms. Meetika Malik, Department Head, LedLux-VOS Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The visitors this time are very educated and are aware of the technicalities and specifications while looking for products. Going by last year’s response, we are expecting good business from the contacts acquired here again. Our association with LED Expo goes a long way and we will continue to support this one-stop platform.”
For more information about the event, please visit www.theledexpo.com.
The exhibition is headed by the biennial Light + Building event, which will take place from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information on Light + Building shows worldwide, please visit www.light-building.com/brand.
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