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Audience at a presentation at Light + Building

Talks, lectures & conferences

Expert lectures, presentations and discussion panels encourage exchange and are meeting places for personal encounters.

Time table of the Light + Building Events

The meeting places for knowledge transfer, interaction and inspiration are the thematically oriented Design Plaza in the lighting area and Building Plaza in the building service technology area. Both plazas combine a stage for lectures, discussion rounds and award ceremonies. In addition to the stages, full-day and multi-day events offer compact insights into specific topics.

Design Plaza | Hall 3.1

Logo Design Plaza

For six days, everything at the Design Plaza will revolve around lighting, architecture and design. Additionally, the Design Plaza is the starting place for themed guided tours of the fair.

The Designplus Award ceremony, daily Trend Talks and lectures on the topics of sustainability, efficiency and digitalization are among the highlights at the Design Plaza in Hall 3.1.

Designplus Award by Light + Building:
A highlight at the start of the fair is the presentation of the Designplus Award by Light + Building. At Designplus, the spotlight is on innovation, creation and design.

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Trends 2024+25
The designer team of Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano. will offer insights into social influences and developments that could impact on the design of luminaires in the 2024/25 season.

Find out more (ZVEI)
The focus at the Design Plaza is on lighting and associated topics when the Lighting Section of the German Electro and Digital Industry Association (ZVEI) takes to the stage and brings together lighting experts for discussions and lectures revolving around sustainability, efficiency and digitalisation.

Architonic DAAily Live Talks
In conversation with some of the finest A&D practitioners internationally, Architonic Editor-in-Chief Simon Keane-Cowell of the DAAily platforms group explores the challenges and opportunities, as well as the latest developments and innovations, from the world of lighting design and planning in a series of lively and entertaining on-stage interviews.

For the first time, the IALD – International Association of Lighting Designers – will also be contributing to the Design Plaza and providing a day of high-grade content on the stage.

International Women‘s Day

‘Women in Lighting’ celebrates its fifth anniversary at the fair on 8 March – International Women’s Day – and will spotlight a variety of projects, milestones and objectives of women in the lighting sector.

More details coming soon.

Building Plaza | Hall 9.0

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The focus of events at the Building Plaza is on the efficient use of energy, sustainability and safety in houses and buildings. One day will be dedicated to the subject of connected safety and security. Digitalization, networking and AI (Artificial Intelligence) are creating new opportunities but also new challenges. Cyber security is no less important in this case as in the case of access control or video surveillance.

Energiewendebauen Congress (German only)
For the first time, the Energiewendebauen Congress (Energy Transition Construction Congress) will be held as part of Light + Building. On March 6 and 7, 2024, lectures, discussion panels and trade fair tours will offer insight into the latest research results in the field of sustainable energy supply for buildings.

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations, will also take part in the Building Plaza. The organization is committed to improving health, comfort and energy efficiency in buildings and communities.

Energy storage and management

  • How safe are battery cells and battery systems?
    Speaker from Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung BW
  • Optimisation of building energy consumption
    Speaker Andreas Blassy, Head of Digital- & Energy Services der Caverion Deutschland
  • Wind heating 2.0 - centrepiece heat accumulator
    Speaker Dr. Matthias Kersken, Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP
  • Photovoltaics for housing associations -Solarimo creates sustainable added value
    Speaker from Stadtbau GmbH Regensburg
  • No energy transition without electricity storage - new technologies
    Speaker EnBW

Power Creator Days @ Light + Building

More details coming soon.

Forum E-Handwerk | Hall 12.1 E51 Foyer West (German only)

Logo Forum E-Handwerk

In cooperation with the trade journal "de - das elektrohandwerk", Light + Building will for the first time offer a specialist forum for the trade. The focus is on practical topics with a focus on industry innovations.

Technology Forum | Hall 12.1


The Technology Forum is a platform for professional exchange between exhibitors and visitors. The lectures and discussion rounds focus on the electrification and digitalisation of the building sector.

Experts from ZVEI member companies will take a manufacturer-neutral and cross-product look at innovative solutions and systems as well as changes in standards, and expert discussions will delve into individual topics. The Technology Forum is organised by the German Electro and Digital Industry Association (ZVEI) and Messe Frankfurt and will take place from 3 to 8 March in Hall 12.1.

Day Events

Energy Consultants' Day 05.03.2023 (German only)
The Energy Consultants' Day at Light + Building will focus on energy-efficient construction and renovation.

Congress of the IES – Illuminating Engineering Society 05+ 06.03.2024
For the first time, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) invites to a congress on the occasion of Light + Building. Together with partners, the IES will host two days of informational sessions. Offered by globally-recognized instructors, the itinerary will feature a range of topics that impact lighting professionals including architectural lighting basics, evolving art and design concepts, and environmental impact sessions. Registration will be required for individual sessions, and included in the cost of exhibit hall access. Save the date for.”

IES 5,830 members in almost 60 countries include engineers, architects, designers, contractors, retailers, utilities, manufacturers, educators, students and scientists. Their goal is to improve the illuminated environment. The IES seeks to do this by bringing lighting experts together and implementing measures that benefit the public. This includes publishing and maintaining the Lighting Library®, which contains over 100 standards and is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

8th Architects' forum 07.03.2024 (German only)
Since 2008, the "Architects' Forum" of the electrical trades has been held as part of Light + Building. With the one-day event, which has a changing focus topic and in which renowned experts provide interesting insights into important real estate topics in short presentations, the Central Association of the German Electrical and Information Technology Trades (ZVEH) offers architects a forum for exchange.