More visitors than ever at Light + Building this year
A total of 2,714 exhibitors from 55 countries launched their latest products onto the world market at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 18 to 23 March 2018. Altogether, more than 220,000 trade visitors from 177 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest products, solutions and trends offered in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation. “Over the last six days, Light + Building presented a plethora of innovations. Everyone involved – exhibitors, partners and visitors – were delighted with the fair and this positive mood was prevalent in all halls. The upswing in the sector continues”, said Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt, summarising the fair.
The level of internationality rose again in comparison with the previous edition of the fair: 70 per cent (2016: 67 per cent) of exhibitors and 52 per cent (2016: 49 per cent) of visitors came from abroad. The biggest visitor nations after Germany include China, Italy, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. Large increases in visitor numbers were registered from countries such as the Russian Federation, India, Finland, Korea and Ukraine. There was also a significant increase in the number of attendees from Kazakhstan, Angola and Namibia.
All participants gave the fair top marks for quality. Thus, at over 80 per cent, the overall level of satisfaction remains very high. 90 per cent of exhibitors said they considered the economic outlook to be good. In the case of German exhibitors, no less than 94 per cent said they think the outlook is bright. The overall level of satisfaction on the visitor side is event higher and once again reached 97 per cent.