The 15th edition of LED Expo, held during 2-4 December, emerged as an ideal sourcing platform for LED lighting components and technologies for private and public players. It drew 10,397 decision makers from real estate, industrial houses, retail, and automotive sectors as well as senior bureaucrats of the Union Government and public sector enterprises. It brought together 270 exhibitors from India, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, among other countries, said organiser Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India.
“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, the focus remained on adoption by the commercial sector,” said Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. “This edition of the expo has confirmed that a growing number of private players are now moving towards the implementation of LED lighting and technologies.”
Vistors like Vijay Vaghela, manager-projects of Ahmedabad-based Claris Lifesciences Ltd, said, “Everyone is switching to LEDs. It is going to be the future of lighting. We plan to replace all our existing lights with LEDs in our Gujarat factory and what better platform than LED Expo to source them!” Delhi’s C M Chopra, proprietor of CM Chopra & Co, who is enagaged in several commercial projects 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.”
Sounding optimistic about the prospects of meetings and that discussions would lead to post-fair business, Praveen Mahajan, director, KORE said, “We are showcasing new LEDs with better lumens and better wattages. 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.”
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.”
With the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign appearing to gain momentum among manufacturers, several international players are now looking at setting up factories in the country. 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 in Pune for product development and research. We have seen quite an excitement around our new wireless driver technology products and have already closed deals at the fair.”
The next edition of the fair, organisers informed, is scheduled to be held in Mumbai in May 2017. According to them, the show has now drawn strong backing from exhibitors, many of whom have confirmed larger space bookings