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Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022: The course is set

2 Mar 2022

With the new target firmly in sight, planning for the Light + Building Autumn Edition from 2 to 6 October 2022 is in full swing. More than 1,300 exhibitors from 46 countries are already lined up in autumn for the restart of the lighting and building technology sector in Frankfurt am Main.

"In the last few weeks, we have contacted all exhibitors at Light + Building and talked about the possibilities for the new date. Many important national and international industry players have confirmed their participation. The Building side is very well positioned again and leading manufacturers from the safety and security sector complete the range. We had to restructure the exhibitors from the lighting sector because the availability of halls here is different in autumn than at the original date in March. Despite the unusual timing for innovation presentations, many lighting exhibitors are committed to Light + Building as a meeting place for the sector and ensure an attractive, diverse and international lighting sector," explains Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President Technology.

The manufacturers of the lighting and building technology sector jointly decided on the date in autumn. "We are currently hearing again and again from exhibitors and visitors that the date for the personal meeting is still needed this year. We are confident that the 2022 event will be a good bridge to get back to a much-needed and normal trade fair schedule," Jeglitza-Moshage continues. In 2024, Light + Building will once again take place in its usual slot in March.

At Light + Building Autumn Edition, visitors can expect a broad overview and insight into the industry: All electricity-carrying trades will be represented. In lighting and luminaire design, for example, AEC, Artemide, Bega, Casambi, Ledvance, Linea Light, Molto Luce, Nichia and Samsung will be present. In the Building segment, the range extends from building automation to electrical installation systems, intelligent energy management and e-charging infrastructure. Here, Busch-Jaeger, Gira, Hager, Jung, Mennekes, OBO Bettermann, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Wago are among the participants. From the field of connected security technology, for example, Abus, Assa Abloy, Axis Communications, Daitem, DOM, Hikvision and Salto Systems are participating. Registrations from 46 nations will enable many international contacts and cross-border exchanges. In addition to a large number of Italian exhibitors, the other top exhibitor countries include Turkey, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, Greece, France and Austria.

The Light + Building Contactor shows who has already confirmed participation on a day-by-day basis:

This already offers visitors the chance to get in touch with exhibitors and find out about the participating companies and their products. With the start of the event, this will then be expanded into the Light + Building Digital Extension. Parallel to the physical trade fair in Frankfurt, the digital platform will offer from 2 to 14 October 2022 new opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange and encounters. The additional offer helps to expand one's own circle of contacts in a targeted manner via AI-supported match-making. The platform also provides more independence from time and place: Exhibitors can hold product presentations via video streaming, get in touch with customers digitally and all participants have the opportunity to find out about the Light + Building programme items on-demand following the live event.

Digitalisation, climate targets and sustainability are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Accordingly, they are defining the top themes of Light + Building "Green Deal & Sustainability", "Electrification & Digitalisation" and "Light & Design". (Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Petra Welzel)
Digitalisation, climate targets and sustainability are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Accordingly, they are defining the top themes of Light + Building "Green Deal & Sustainability", "Electrification & Digitalisation" and "Light & Design". (Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Petra Welzel)

Centre for Integrated Building Technology

Holistic concepts are needed to ensure that buildings meet future requirements for construction and living. Digitalisation, connectivity and artificial intelligence are also changing building technology. Exhibitors in Halls 9, 11 and 12 will present innovative solutions for the entire spectrum of home and building automation, building system solutions, electrical installations as well as network and building system technology on the West Ground. A promotion area of the “Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action” offers a special place to young, innovative companies from the electrical engineering sector.

Focus on security: Intersec Building and Intersec Forum

Whether weather, health or data - the need for security is increasing in society. Demands on houses and buildings are developing accordingly. In the smart home and smart building, connected security is an integral component. As a result, Light + Building bundles the range of products and services on this subject with Intersec Building in Hall 8.0, where the themes of video technology and access control are just as present as data and fire protection. In the immediate vicinity, the Intersec Forum from 3 to 6 October 2022 will enrich the product range with an exciting congress programme. The specialist conference for connected security technology is the cross-sector expert meeting and networking event for those who plan, operate and develop building technology systems.

Light in all its aspects

Light ensures visibility and thus safety. In order to use it efficiently and in the right places, optimal light sources and their control are necessary. Exhibitors in Hall 8.0 will be showing innovations in these areas as well as lighting components.
Halls 3, 4, 6 and 10 are devoted entirely to lighting, with a unique range of products including designer luminaires in all styles, technical luminaires, outdoor and street lighting as well as emergency and safety lighting. There is a promotion area of the “Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action” for young companies in the Decorative Luminaires product area on the East Area.

Supporting programme

The Design Plaza in the lighting area provides inspiration and orientation. Here, trend lectures provide information on which themes will influence design in the coming season. The winners of the Design Plus Award will focus on innovative and future-oriented design. In thematic proximity to home and building automation as well as electrical engineering, the Building Plaza offers lectures on industry-relevant topics and the opportunity for networking.

Further up-to-date information about Light + Building, podcasts relevant to the subject, references to online panels as well as travel information and tickets can be found at

The Light + Building event will take place from 2 to 6 October 2022. The Intersec Forum will open in parallel from 3 to 6 October 2022.

The Light + Building Digital Extension is accessible from 2 to 14 October 2022.

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The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. 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 for 2021