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India's Renowned LED Expo goes Hybrid

India's renowned trade fair and also the most influential international platform to source and trade lighting technologies in the country is set to mix the physical and digital sourcing experience. The new hybrid edition will take place from 18 – 20 November 2022 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, with all of safety protocols.

More than the usual year following the industry was hit by unprecedented business challenges, LED Expo's physical platform will play an instrumental role in uniting the LED value chain to create an atmosphere of collaboration. However, using the on-going travel restrictions which are still in position globally, organisers of LED Expo have announced plans to introduce a multimodal format for that show this year which will integrate in-person interactions and digital business matchmaking. This will enable companies across the globe to sign up in the three-day fair and continue the much-needed business networking and learning, despite travel limitations.

The move also aims to permit greater contact with on-site exhibitors and attract participation from new and emerging markets. Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd shared: \”Exhibitors on-site will, obviously, have dual advantage and exposure because the digital model through its concentrate on \”product showcases\” and \”knowledge exchange\” results in a new avenue for business sourcing, networking and learning. The concept would be to make collaborative engagements extremely simple and bring the under 'one roof' for three-day of pure business conversations. We are diligently working on all fronts to ensure a productive, safe and successful show experience for that industry.\”

LED Summit Webinar series: IALD and Messe Frankfurt India join hands to help keep lighting leaders and industry connected through on-going knowledge series

LED Expo has, over the years, become a stimulating force in India to phase out non-conventional lighting including CFL and CCFL lighting and leap forward into next-generation technology for intelligent LED lighting. The Summit acts as the data arm of the fair highlighting developments in the LED segment.

Re-introducing the summit through a virtual webinar series, Messe Frankfurt India includes a carefully curated line-up of events that try to provide valuable content made to drive progress and innovation within the Indian lighting industry. The Indian subsidiary has joined hands with International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) his or her Knowledge Partner, with this goal.

Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar from IALD said: \”The LED Expo Knowledge Series is conceptualised as a series of panel discussion sessions on intriguing and thought-provoking topics regarding the Indian lighting industry. IALD India is curating this series piece-by-piece, presenter-by-presenter with a focus on different session types throughout the series and provides opportunities to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energise the Indian lighting industry.\”

Through a series of eight webinars, involving panelists from across the manufacturing, design and policy sides, LED Summit will explore 'what's next' for the lighting industry and challenges and opportunities impacting business, until the show goes reside in November 2022.

Through a series of eight webinars, involving panelists from over the manufacturing, design and policy sides, LED Summit will explore 'what's next' for that lighting industry and challenges and opportunities impacting business, until the show goes live in November 2022.

While the themes adopted at LED Summit will reflect the most recent developments since the pandemic, it will also cover crucial challenges for example light pollution and mitigating its impact, blue light hazards from LED and India's readiness in circular economy of lighting. The series aims to focus on the balance of art, culture, design and technology through lighting heritage buildings and collaborative practices in lighting design. A unique session around the role of architectural lighting designers and ladies in lighting industry will also be adopted at the LED Summit.

The first session in the series, scheduled on 29 June will deliberate India's challenges in design and manufacturer of lights in the vision for Aatmanirbharta and strengthening the domestic industry. Elaborating on the objective, Mr Manek shared: \”We intend to provoke solution-oriented discussions between the stakeholders and most importantly, to keep the global lighting industry connected through this era.\”