With the festival of lights round the corner, the first unified edition of Light India and Electrical Building Technology India (EBT India) 2016 made a significant impact on the business of lighting and smart technologies for the industry players. The three-day business event, held from 5 – 7 October 2016, was not only successful in bringing new technologies to the fore but created an optimistic furore in the market of smart lighting and building automation with a host of new and creative solutions on display.
The business fair attracted 277 exhibitors and 10,514 visitors over three days leading to effective discussions, meeting with new associates and trade tie-ups. Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd said: “We are pleased with the response received for the first unified edition of Light India and EBT India. The outlook for India’s entry into the smart building technology space is very promising and the launch perfectly complements the existing product portfolio, giving visitors a larger spectrum of choices for their business needs.”
Mr. Shyam Sujan, Secretry General, ELCOMA said: “Light India & Electrical Building Technology India 2016 held together this year was another feather in the cap of Messe Frankfurt, the organisers of the exhibition. The theme of smart technologies in lighting and building was rightly depicted. Most exhibitors demonstrated the intelligent light that mesmerised visitors and building technologies was a fascinating addition. I wish that the next edition in 2018 will move further ahead in its goal to bring in futuristic lighting on display.”
While leading brands in the industry including Anchor by Panasonic, Havells India, Surya Roshni, Bajaj Electricals have a long-standing association with this important fair and presented their newest solutions, a lot of first time participants were also seen this year. One such exhibitor was Opulus who introduced its new brand at the show. Mr Samay Choksi, Director said: “We decided to introduce Opulus at Light India because this is the largest platform where a company can showcase its products. Being the largest fair in the country, there could have been no better platform to introduce our brand and products. The response has been great and it gives us a lot of conviction to come back in 2018 with a larger stall. We are very hopeful of closing deals with all the inquiries generated in the coming months. ”
The co-located launch of Electrical Building Technology (EBT) India 2016 was much appreciated by the industry as well as visitors who got an extended choice of smart solutions in the building automation product segments. Mr Rupinder Singh Sachdeva, Co-Chairman Punjab & Member Managing Commitee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: “I must appreciate the fact that this show has given us an opportunity to connect with some of the top brands in industry and we are amazed to see the kind of technological advancement showcased by some of the companies exhibiting here. It is my second day at the show and there is still a lot to explore. The show is indeed a treat to be at, we eagerly look forward to see the next edition of the show.”
Also supporting the event was the leading global body, KNX association who are the makers of the KNX technology – the worldwide standard for all applications in home and building control. Mr Bhavesh Doshi, Secretary, KNX National India said: “KNX is an association of more than 400 manufacturers worldwide making standards for home and building controls. Here at EBT India, we are showcasing solutions from different members at the KNX booth. We have been partnering with Messe Frankfurt for many years as part of their flagship show Light + Building and decided to extend this partnership in India through EBT India. Even though this is the first show, we have been getting a very good response and I’m sure the participants have collected a lot of inquiries. I believe we might go bigger next year and some of the members should have their own booths next time. ”
While Power Minister of India, Shri Piyush Goyal lauded the industry on putting up smart and consumer friendly innovations on display at the exhibition, Shri Sukesh Kumar Jain, IRS, Power Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi commended Light India Summit for the technical insights presented at the forum. He said: “Government plans to make Delhi a solar city and we have finalised the solar policy, with plans targeting 1000 megawatt in five years and 10,000 megawatts in 10 years.