The 2019 edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) ended on a positive note on June 12th. Held concurrently with Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), the two trade fairs attracted 172,856 industry professionals from 133 countries and regions, a 4% increase from last year. 243 exhibitors were featured at GEBT this year. Continuing its long-standing support for the building sector, GEBT’s insightful fringe events again provided a professional platform for the industry to envision the future of building technology, with topics ranging from communication protocols to healthy buildings and AIoT.
Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Co Ltd shared, “The 16th edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology has come to a successful conclusion. As digitalisation becomes more adopted in China, we are witnessing the exponential growth of intelligent technologies which have unleashed the endless potential of smart buildings and homes. GEBT has grown with the industry throughout the years, maintaining its position with stability, adaptability and sensitivity toward market trends. We bring together industry corporations and professionals at our fringe programme to share innovative concepts. And to help visitors stay afloat in this constantly changing market and grasp new business opportunities, we have also introduced new forum topics such as healthy buildings this year.”
Exploring new building technologies at GEBT forums
This year’s GEBT forums invited industry leaders to illustrate the latest developments in the building sector, with hand-picked topics ranging from healthy buildings to smart homes and intelligent hotels. Highlights included the ‘Development of Healthy Buildings and Intelligent Hotels Summit 2019’, which shed light on how buildings could be brought one step closer to people’s lives by encouraging a user-centric approach. And the ‘AIoT+Scene Setting for Smart Space Summit’ featured Tencent Smart Property, Alibaba Cloud, China Mobile and other renowned industry brands who discussed how AI redefines IoT, and the implication in a household context.