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Next month’s Guangzhou Light + Building fairs postponed

28 May 2021

The two Guangzhou editions that form part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building portfolio, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT), have been postponed due to recent Covid-19 cases in the city. The fairs were originally scheduled to run from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex. A new date for the two events will be announced shortly.

Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “In response to the latest emergence of cases in Guangdong province, we have decided to postpone the two fairs to safeguard all participants. With exhibitors and visitors due to travel from all over China to attend the fairs, the responsible action at this stage is to delay the fairs until we can be certain that all participants will be able to journey safely to Guangzhou. We will closely observe the developments in the province and remain in contact with the fairs’ stakeholders to find a new show date, which we hope to be able to announce shortly. We would like to thank the industry for their continuous support of GILE and GEBT, and will now focus our efforts on delivering an effective event with a new date as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology fairs are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs headed by the biennial Light + Building event. The next edition will be held from 13 – 18 March 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Messe Frankfurt also offers a series of other light and building technology events worldwide, including Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Parking China and other events in Argentina, India, Russia, Thailand and the UAE.

For more information on Light + Building shows worldwide, please visit For more information regarding the lighting shows in China, please visit or email To find out more about the building shows in China, please visit or email


Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* preliminary figures 2020