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Light + Building 2024: Reorientation for the building sector en route to greater sustainability
From old buildings in need of modernisation to energy-intensive office buildings, there is much to do in the building sector en route to greater climate neutrality. In Germany, this sector accounts for around 30 percent of CO2 emissions. For many years, however, the building sector has failed to reach the CO2 reduction targets set by the German government. Around 2,200 exhibitors are ready to present their innovative technologies at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024.
Messe Frankfurt expands portfolio in USA and acquires stake in LightFair
Messe Frankfurt is expanding its portfolio in the USA. From now on, LightFair in Las Vegas and New York will be part of the Light + Building brand’s international network. In future, Messe Frankfurt will be organising the five-day trade fair together with an accompanying conference for the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The next edition of the architectural and commercial lighting trade fair is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas Convention Center between 4 and 8 May 2025.
Designplus Award by Light + Building: Nominees for outstanding design innovations announced
The expert jury of the renowned Designplus Award by Light + Building has made its decision: 33 outstanding design entries have been selected as nominees. The final winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on the first day of the fair, 3 March 2024, at the Design Plaza. The award-winning products will also be presented throughout Light + Building at an exclusive special show in the foyer of Hall 5.1.
Light + Building 2024 with a powerful final spurt
With just a few weeks to go before the doors open, Light + Building can boast yet another increase in exhibitor numbers. So far, over 2,130 companies have registered to present their innovative solutions and trends at the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024.
Events to go: The variety of topics at Light + Building 2024 at a glance
Whether A for Architecture Day or Z for ZVEI Technology Forum - the range of events, specialist presentations and guided tours at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main is huge. At the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology from March 3 to 8, 2024, the abundance of events will ensure a plus in knowledge transfer and inspiration.
ISH 2025 branching out in new directions – with a fresh concept and an even sharper focus on visitors
Powerful dynamic forces characterise the markets in which the sanitation, heating and ventilation industry operates. Responsible for this are not only the broad spectrum of subject areas but also the results of political decision making. Now, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water is reacting to these developments with a new concept, and focusing more than ever before on visitors. Also new are the eight solution fields tailored exactly to participants’ interests. Thus, all visitors to ISH 2025 from 17 to 21 March, have the opportunity to benefit to the utmost from their time at the fair.
Light + Building 2024: Naturally sustainable energy
Photovoltaic systems (PV systems) have a central role to play in providing sustainable energy for the future. From private balcony power plants to systems on the roofs of apartment buildings and commercial photovoltaic fields, subsidy programmes and legal simplifications are designed to accelerate the expansion of Europe’s energy systems. Thus, as aspects of building-services technology, PV systems, energy storage and control, as well as systems integration, are set to gain in significance at the coming Light + Building from 3 to 8 March 2024.
BIM: the key for building projects of the future - Expert Mikko Raikaa is interviewed by Light + Building
What if everyone involved in the construction process of a building had access to digital plans, process control and extensive databases in a cloud? With BIM (Building Information Modeling), this has been possible for several years. The interconnection of the various trades around the building is part of the Light + Building top theme of "Connectivity". It focuses on electrification and digitalization in the Smart Home and Smart Building.
Understated elegance meets enchanting glass art – lighting at Light + Building 2024 is a veritable treasure trove
The interplay of digital systems, intelligent building-control systems and connected mobility is leading to dynamic changes in the use of rooms. If necessary, the living room can become an office. For its part, the office should have both quiet working areas and communication zones for social interaction while hotel lobbies are morphing into co-working spaces. Outdoors, green areas, recreation and encounter spaces are ideal for socialising and sporting activities. Luminaires play a vital role in the successful, multifunctional use of rooms and spaces. They influence people’s perceptions, set the scene and ensure the appropriate atmosphere in each individual case.
Thailand Building Fair concludes, exploring smart and green solutions at 2023 edition
Thailand Building Fair (THBF) 2023 saw a successful three-day run from 1 – 3 November at the Bangkok International Trade & Convention Centre (BITEC). Under the theme “Building the future of work and living” the fair explored a variety of products and solutions in building information management, lighting controls and sensors, solar-powered lighting, IT systems and more.
Light + Building presents the trends for 2024/25: Of magical effects, quiet design and uniqueness
Light + Building shows the most important products and solutions in the field of light and lighting. A valuable orientation aid in the large range of products at the world's leading trade fair is the trend presentation by the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano. The style experts have identified three relevant trends for 2024/25, which will be highlighted in analyses, lectures and an inspiring Trend Area.
Megatrend map as an individual guide for the Building Technologies sector
In an increasingly complex world, megatrends can serve as a navigation aid. These are long-term, epochal movements that can be observed in more than one characteristic. Light + Building is part of Messe Frankfurt's Building Technologies industry sector and, in this context, has developed an individual trend map for the building technology sector together with the Zukunftsinstitut in Frankfurt.
In tune with the times: Designplus by Light + Building back again
Lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation: as the international trend show, Light + Building will once again present a host of new products from 3 to 8 March 2024. The Designplus Award by Light + Building spotlights the most innovative products, future-oriented systems and ideas.
Over 2,000 exhibitors at Light + Building 2024
The countdown is on with around six months to go before the doors open on the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology in Frankfurt am Main. And this major event for the sector is already proving to be very popular. To date, more than 2,000 national and international exhibitors have registered to present their innovations to a wide audience of trade visitors. They include numerous market leaders who will be showing their latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation and networked safety and security technology.
Messe Frankfurt expands portfolio with Light + Intelligent Building Istanbul
Messe Frankfurt is expanding its international portfolio: between 27 and 29 November 2024, Messe Frankfurt Istanbul will be celebrating the debut of Light + Intelligent Building Istanbul. In cooperation with the Turkish Lighting Equipment Manufacturers Association (AGID), the event provides a platform for decorative, architectural and technical lighting, electric lamps, components and accessories, electrical engineering, smart homes and building automation.
Light + Building 2024: a symbiosis of lighting and connected building-services technology
Modern building-services technology stands for efficient energy usage, individual improvements in the levels of comfort and convenience, as well as all-round safety and security. Lighting is an elementary building block of the built-up world. It not only sets visual accents and, under ideal circumstances, combines aesthetically with the architecture but also provides functional benefits. Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024 covers the spectrum from intelligent lighting technology to future-oriented home and building technology.
GEBT 2023 concludes with great success creating new business opportunities
The 20th edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) closed on 12 June 2023 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex. Alongside the concurrent Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), the fairs hosted 3,318 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions, while visitors rose by 61.9% to 207,681. GEBT continues to provide a comprehensive platform for all participants to explore and promote the green development of the building industry.
GILE 2023 records significant increase in participation from previous year
Taking place across 22 halls of the China Import and Export Complex in Guangzhou, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) closed on 12 June 2023 attracting 3,318 exhibitors and 207,681 visitors to its 28th edition, concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). This represented a 157% and 62% increase from the previous edition.
Boosting the trade-fair experience: the Light + Building programme of events in 2024
See future-oriented innovations, hold face-to-face talks and make serendipitous discoveries. All are essential factors for a successful trade-fair participation. But what would a visit to the fair be without an attractive programme of events? From 3 to 8 March 2024, Light + Building offers all participants a host of extra benefits in the form of expert lectures, themed guided tours, practical seminars and inspiring special shows. The plan for the highlights of the world’s leading international trade fair for lighting and building-services technology has now been finalised.
Light + Building 2024 on course for success: around 2,000 exhibitors already registered
Lighting and building-services technology will once again be presenting themselves in close cooperation at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024. Experts for high-quality lighting will show how elegant design can be combined with intelligent technology. At the same time, manufacturers of innovative building-services technology will present their solutions for sustainability and energy management, safety and comfort in the built environment world. The indications for the international industry highlight are already set for success after the deadline for the early-booking discount.
Impressive comeback of ISH 2023
Tangible solutions for achieving climate protection goals in the building sector were the focus of the ISH in Frankfurt am Main. The sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology industry is pointing the way to a more sustainable future: decarbonisation, the use of renewable energies and greater energy efficiency are the order of the day. The leading international trade fair celebrates an impressive comeback and exceeds expectations.
How can we achieve the climate goals? – ISH 2023 presents products and technologies
The climate emergency calls for massive CO2 savings, a transition to regenerative sources of energy and the use of more efficient technologies. Solutions for this are already available in the building sector and 2,025 exhibitors from 54 countries are showing what they look like at ISH in Frankfurt am Main from 13 to 17 March 2023. Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Building, Klara Geywitz, opens the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water on 13 March.
ISH Energy: Everything for the energy transition in buildings
Specific solutions for achieving climate-protection goals in the building sector will be on show at ISH 2023 in Frankfurt am Main from 13 to 17 March. In the ISH Energy section alone, over 1,100 exhibitors, including the market leaders, will present their innovations for the heating, air-conditioning and ventilation segments, as well as the intelligent home and building automation market, in Halls 8 to 12 of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. ISH Water occupies seven exhibition halls in the eastern section of the Exhibition Centre and brings together around 900 exhibitors.
Design Plus powered by ISH: Jury selects 32 winners
The products that receive the Design Plus powered by ISH innovation award combine a high degree of innovation and special design standards. A jury of experts has selected 32 winners from 133 entries. The award-winning products will be shown during ISH in Frankfurt am Main from 13 to 17 March 2023 in an exclusively positioned special show in Hall 3.1.
Light + Building 2024: Be electrified
For the building sector, the target is set by the EU climate protection package by 2050: it is climate neutrality. The milestones on the way there include the expansion of renewable energies, the increase in efficient energy use and the expansion of electromobility. The basis for this is the electrification and digitalisation of houses and buildings. The necessary technical solutions will be on show at Light + Building from 3 to 8 March 2024 in Frankfurt am Main. Exhibitor registration is now open.
ISH Water: The world’s biggest bathroom exhibition
The ISH is once again set to present the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector live in Frankfurt am Main. For five days, everything at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre will revolve around the top themes of sustainability, supply security and the latest design trends. Spread over seven halls, the ISH Water section spotlights technology for the sustainable use of water and modern bathroom design.
ISH 2023: A vibrant host of events, lectures, talks and guided tours just waiting to be experienced
ISH 2023 from 13 to 17 March is being held under the motto ‘Solutions for a Sustainable Future’.
ISH 2023 interim result: growing anticipation
The focus of ISH - The world’s leading trade fair HVAC + Water, from 13 to 17 March 2023, is on marketable solutions for a sustainable future. Currently, the organisers are expecting around 2,000 companies to present their solutions for renewable sources of energy, sustainable water usage and clean air at the leading international trade event for the HVAC and water sector.
ISH 2023: Ventilation with heat recovery – using heat energy efficiently
Demand-controlled ventilation systems with heat recovery can make a substantial contribution to efficient energy use. They cut ventilation heat losses by transferring a large proportion of the heat from the extraction side to the intake side. At ISH, manufacturers offer ventilation systems for all requirements.
ISH 2023: Solutions for a sustainable future
What kind of energy do we use for heating, what ensures hygienically clean air and how much water do we need? Against the background of scarce energy resources, pandemics and climate change, these questions are more relevant than ever before. Exhibitors will present solutions at the ISH from 13 to 17 March 2023 in Frankfurt am Main.
Sustainable, Tiny, Wellbeing and Emotional: the four trends in The Bathroom Experience at ISH 2023
Demographics, climate, urbanisation and lifestyle have a direct impact on the industry’s development. During ISH 2023 – the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water – the Pop up my Bathroom trend platform will be addressing these topics, translating them into stunning visualisations and hosting cross-discipline discussions
Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022: Business is made between people
Electrification and digitalisation offer enormous potential for saving around 40 percent of energy in the building sector. Solutions were presented by the 1,531 exhibitors from 46 countries at the Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt am Main. The special edition came at just the right time to present solutions for the current challenges. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology has proven its relevance as an international meeting place for the sector.
E2 Forum Frankfurt 2022: Successful continuation of the expert dialogue
The dialogue on the elevator and escalator industry with experts from the fields of building management and planning, plant operation, engineering and building services technology has gained further momentum at the E2 Forum Frankfurt. The innovation forum programme of conference, industry exhibition and networking was very well received by the experts in vertical-horizontal building mobility. 350 attendees and 40 exhibiting companies came to the second E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main.
E2 Forum Frankfurt: Larger range of exhibitors and cutting-edge topics attract visitors to Frankfurt
This Wednesday (21 September 2022), the E2 Forum Frankfurt will kick off with great momentum into two days of innovation forum and conference for the dialogue between the lifts and escalators industry and decision-makers from building management, engineering and development. More exhibitors than at the first event in 2018 and an up-to-date, high-ranking conference programme are attracting the experts to Frankfurt am Main – Germany's high-rise metropolis.
E2 Forum: It is the personal encounter that gets the business moving
E2 Forum Frankfurt, the conference and innovation forum for elevator and escalator technology, is about to be held for the second time. Due to the pandemic, the innovative format took a break and will bring the industry back into personal business contact with operators in the real estate industry, building planning and technology on 21 and 22 September 2022 further to its successful premiere in 2018. We spoke to Christopher Enders, Head of Brand Management of the E2 Forum at Messe Frankfurt.
E2 Forum announces its conference programme: more than 40 presentations and discussion panels on future scenarios in the elevator and escalator industry
On 21 and 22 September 2022, the E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main will provide expert knowledge on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability in the field of vertical-horizontal mobility. For two days, high-class speakers will share their knowledge with decision-makers from industry, building technology and the real estate sector. In addition to representatives of renowned manufacturers of solutions for the elevator and escalator industry, the speakers also include specialists in cyber security, architecture, building certification and infrastructure. Moreover, well-known organisations such as Vonovia and RATP, operator of the Paris public transport system, will also contribute. The keynote speech by star architect Nayla Mecataff, in which she will present her vision of the high-rise buildings of the future, will kick off the conference.
Conference programme of the E2 Forum Frankfurt also scores in architecture
Elevators and escalators are moving into the focus of building planning, and, all the more as the trades in planning, construction and operation become more interconnected. The multitude of digital options enhances greater energy and resource efficiency, more climate neutrality and also cost reduction: These are the goals which architects and civil engineers have the relevant levers to achieve already today. The E2 Forum offers them two intense days of conference knowledge and personal encounters: the former brings further training points from the Federal German Architects’ Chambers – the latter promotes new impulses.
Decarbonisation of the heating sector: heat pumps as an important element for the heating transition
The energy transition is inevitable and renewable energies are the key to a sustainable and independent energy supply. But it will not work without innovations and concrete solutions. This is exactly where ISH 2023 comes in with its topics.
Passenger transport at trade shows: Escalator safety starts from the handrail
With a floorspace of 529,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt operates one of the largest exhibition grounds in the world. Its visitors want to move quickly, reliably and safely from exhibition halls to conference centres and from one hall level to the next: More than 300 escalators and moving walkways as well as around 200 elevators are operated and further developed by the company's own facility management. Recently, the lift and escalator managers at Messe Frankfurt have been testing an innovation for hygiene on escalator handrails. It is based on ultraviolet UV-C light.
Interview with OLaf Kühl: Escalators in trade show operation: "Hands on" – passenger safety starts on the handrail
We know this when we use the escalators and moving walkways in public buildings to change floors or to cover long distances: The handrail just walks along with you. Relief for the travellers. Support for the unsecured and the inexperienced? ... Wrong: that's what Olaf Kühl, Head of Facility Management at Messe Frankfurt, says.
Restart ISH – the industry sets its sights on the future
The trade fair industry is taking off again, society is in a state of upheaval and politics is more challenged than ever. This is precisely where ISH 2023 comes in - it takes aim at the issues of the future, paves the way for achieving goals and delivers concrete solutions.
ELA calls for General Assembly 2022 in Frankfurt
The European Lift Association (ELA) is holding its General Assembly in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). It will be the first general meeting to be held live after the pandemic-related interruption. Delegates from national associations in the industry and their member companies are expected in the German financial and trade fair centre on 19 and 20 May 2022. The two-day assembly meeting will also address the current challenges of the lift and escalator industry in a conference format "Towards the future in a safe, digital and energy-efficient world".
“Elevate your knowledge” – with the experts of the E2 Forum Frankfurt conference in September
Innovation, digitalisation and sustainability – opportunities for buildings of today and tomorrow: the E2 Forum Frankfurt on 21 and 22 September 2022 will offer the latest knowledge on these topics for decision-makers in the planning, operation and development of elevator and escalator systems from industry, building services engineering and the real estate sector.
Joint study by Messe Frankfurt and RWTH Aachen confirms safety of air quality in trade fair halls
Over the past two years, it has been virtually impossible to hold trade fairs, even though many exhibition halls in Germany have sophisticated ventilation systems in place. The health authorities operated on the assumption that, when people breathe, they emit potentially virus-infected aerosols in the same way they emit CO2 and that this would lead to widespread infections with SARS-CoV-2.
It will be hot again for ISH 2023
With Fire & Flame - forum for the stove industry, a format will be launched exclusively at ISH 2023, which, as a new platform within the world's leading trade fair, will focus on exchange, networking and knowledge transfer.