GILE 2019: THINKLIGHT Forum to Address Changes in the Lighting Industry

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will kick off this weekend and is welcoming fairgoers to its THINKLIGHT event. This year the organizers have invited worldwide leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the program through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions.

What’s next for lighting?
The event program on the main stage will be completely comprised of panel discussions in order to bring together multiple voices and invite a greater level of discussion Signify, OSRAM and OPPLE will gather on stage to discuss their strategic plans for the future.

New Era
The New Era section of the event program will examine how the lighting industry can take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the demand for smart, sustainable and human-centric lighting. Microsoft (China), Yeelight and OPPLE will share how cloud computing and AI technology can play a substantial role in new lighting applications and smart home products as well as creating a smart ecosystem era.

The era of 5G will be explored in greater detail as Signify and Guangzhou & Chinese Academy of Sciences show how the ability to interconnect different applications could revolutionize the lighting industry. “The Convergent Future” will also be examined by the Shanghai Pudong Intelligent Lighting Association where smart lighting and cross-sector integration is becoming an undeniable trend.


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New Lifestyle
A series of panel discussions will explore how today’s retail and city environments are being radically altered thanks to lighting enhancements, not only engaging customers and citizens but also improving sustainability and creating healthier and better functioning environments. Lighting designers, academics and the LUCI Association will join the panel.

Master Sharing Series
Brad Koerner, Tino Kwan and Enrique Peiniger will bring us inspirational ideas about lighting design during the Master Sharing Series section of the program. Topics will include “Transforming architectural lighting to architectural media”, “The inspiration of success in life” and “Lighting powers of ten: Methodology for different scales of lighting design”.

The THINKLIGHT forum promises to once again offer an engaging series of discussions and presentations that seek to bring different sectors of the lighting industry together and facilitate high-level talks on pressing issues. Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), commented, “The lighting industry has changed and evolved into so much more. Born from these changes are new products and design ideas as well as increased connectivity. This has encouraged the lighting community to think ahead and interpret new trends that present lighting in a new dimension. I am confident that participants will discover a wealth of new knowledge from our extensive event program.”

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