Light + Building 2016 will focus on energy efficiency and security technology

LightingEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2016

The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology Light + Building will welcome near 2500 exhibitors and more than 210,000 visitors, expect the organizers from Messe Frankfurt. The event will take place from 13 to 18 March 2016 and will unite industry professionals such as architects, interior architects, designers, planners, engineers, artisans and many others under the theme "Where modern spaces come to life: digital - individual - networked".

"All market leaders have signed up for the trade fair from 13 to 18 March 2016 and the Exhibition Centre will be fully occupied. We are delighted with the very good response from the exhibitor side, which shows that, with its combination of design and technology, Light + Building depicts the sector in its entirety and is the perfect platform for it," states the Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt.

Every two years the lighting and building automation industries showcase the latest innovations in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation, and software - this year the main focus is on energy efficiency, safety and security technology, building information modelling (BIM), digital building and trends in the lighting market.

Throughout the entirety of the event, topics such as the integration of various security systems like video surveillance and admission control, networking and incorporating them into the automatic building-services technology of smart homes and buildings, will be the main focus of the themed presentations and discussion. Expert lectures will be held that will explain the current developments and describe the practical benefits of networked safety.

The subject of the Digital Building special show within Light + Buidling is "Modern Spaces", which reflects the motto of the main event - "Where modern spaces come to life" and illustrates the leitmotif, "digital - individual - networked" with a range of technical solutions. The main focus of the special show is "rooms in functional buildings".

Digital Building shows examples of the technology and also the systematic and networked interaction of the elements in modern buildings. The most recent developments are bestowed systematically and interlinked for various aspects of building-technology. Near 1,650 manufacturers will participate in this special show to present a wide range of products and services revolving around the subject of light: technical lighting and lamps of all kinds and for all applications, design luminaires in styles ranging from modern to classic, as well as a huge selection of lighting components and accessories.

Around 350 exhibitors are expected to present future-oriented solutions for home and building automation, as well as for the building infrastructure. Building-automation systems and innovative process, measuring and control technologies are vital aspects of integrative systems technology, so the visitors may also learn more on energy-efficient building-system solutions and electrical installations during this session, explain the organizers from Messe Frankfurt.

The rich complementary programme at Light + Building will include a Trade Forum aimed at architects, interior architects, specialist lighting retailers and designers, a debating format that will bring together representatives from politics, commerce and industry, as well as a workshop aimed at young trade visitors and trainees from the information technology and electrical industries. Participants in the workshop will learn about the latest techniques and installation procedures in practical situation and receive a certificate recording their involvement in the seminars.

The German Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. - ZVEI) will additionally hold a Energy Efficiency Award ceremony, which will distinguish standards for energy efficient systems of home and building services technology, while the Design Plus competition that will also take place at Light + Building will present some of the most innovative products offered by exhibitors in the fields of lighting, electrical and electronic engineering, as well as home and building automation.

The other awards ceremonies at the international trade fair will distinguish: planners, projects and concepts related to "lighting as a building material"; the architectural features of products what achieve high-quality design whilst fulfilling stringent technical criteria; and projects in the field of architecture and interior spaces.