In the framework of the 6th Hong Kong lighting design Competition were the best designs presented by Hong Kong lighting artists and awards. More than 200 works had been submitted under the motto of “Symphony of light”. The imaginative lighting displays and award-winning design could be admired during the trade fair in Hall 1 C. Asian lighting Forum: challenges, opportunities, trends in addition to the wide range of product seminars and trade events provided opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information. Topics such as “Sustainable lighting in residential and commercial buildings” or “testing and certification procedures in Hong Kong” were also on the program such as lectures on “Business opportunities in Asia” or “Ecological lighting”. Under the title “Marking a Milestone – Forecast for Lighting Development” discussed the latest developments and challenges of LED technology. The seminar “New Definition of Metropolitan Lighting” dealt with the basics, which are necessary for innovative lighting design as well as modern lighting solutions for retail and restaurants. The majority of the visitors from Hong Kong and Asia came with about 15,500 people.
Second largest group of visitors, Europeans with about 1,400 visitors, were followed by North Americans with 451 trade fair visitors. Australia and the Pacific Islands were represented with 259 businessmen, Central and South America, with 171 visitors. From the Middle East were 143 and 66 visitors arrived from Africa. Among the exhibitors, Asia was the largest group: China was represented with 771 companies, with 213 exhibitors and Taiwan 21 companies showed their range of Hong Kong. More than 50 trade delegations from 50 countries, with about 3,400 buyers from 2,500 companies followed the invitation of the HKTDC for the Hong Kong Lighting fair 2013 Spring Edition. Among them were representatives of major retailers and commercial companies, such as LED Lighting Tecnologia em Iluminacao Ltda (Brazil), LinYI TianMa light Co Ltd (China), Wipro (India), orbit lighting (New Zealand), Daste (Poland), mega Lux and Prolight (Russia), Ull lighting Industrial Corp (Taiwan), lighting & equipment public Co Ltd (Thailand), ADIM Aydinlatma (Turkey) and Gargash lighting system LLC (U.A.E.).