Focus on the Future:
Complementary Programme to Light+Building 2016 Showcases
New Products and Trends
Light + Building is the new product platform in the sector of lighting and building services technology. The trade fair, which runs from 13 to 18 March 2016, is a fixed date in the diaries of national / international manufacturers and trade visitors. Taking as its theme 'Where modern spaces come to life: digital - individual - networked' it brings the sector together for six days in Frankfurt am Main. It provides an opportunity to make contacts for business in the future and to introduce new products. With a lot of new information collected, new business partners and orders in the bag, everyone can look forward to a successful future.
Light + Building has it all: industry platform, new product showcase, signpost to the future. In addition to exhibitor product innovations, Light + Building also offers a comprehensive programme of accompanying events, in which industry experts report on current industry developments and hold lectures presenting examples of best practice. In addition there are competitions celebrating product innovation and design trends along with special shows presenting the latest trends and special events on offer to appeal to and educate the next generation.
The focus of the forthcoming event will be on safety and security technology, building information modelling (BIM), digital building and trends in the lighting market. For all trade visitors including architects, engineers, planners, interior architects, designers, trades people, retailers and industrial customers there is a wide range of theme specific events on offer.
Experience the Future:
New Products, Trends and Sector Knowledge
The Digital Building exhibition reflects the motto of Light + Building, 'Where modern spaces come to life: digital - individual - networked', and illustrates digitalisation in buildings using a variety of future-oriented technologies revolving around the networking of individual components and their systematic interaction. The overall focus of the special show is on functional buildings. 'Digital Building' brings a variety of automation technologies to life as a whole. Moreover, the exhibition shows the opportunities and new options offered by digitalisation in the field of building-services technology with a variety of sub-systems being networked to show the interoperability of technologies. A highlight of the exhibition is the standardised Ethernet / BACnet / TCP-IP solutions. The various bus technologies available on the building market should be used as far as possible as a central means of transmission, e.g., Ethernet, after conversion to the BACnet-IP protocol via a physically linked field / automation bus network. This networking and automation technology has the advantage of being extremely flexible. Thus, all elements installed in a building, e.g., fire alarm, lifts, blinds, lighting, video surveillance, etc., can be controlled and integrated as required. Digital networking not only permits components to be used as necessary and linked flexibly; it also means the building-automation network can be extended without difficulty, communication and surveillance centralised, and operating costs reduced - all of which represent major benefits for the user.
The ZVEH E-House of the German Central Association of Electrical and Information Technology Contractors (Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektro- und Informationstechnischen Handwerke) picks up on this theme and demonstrates what networked building-services technology and intelligent energy management looks like from the end consumer's point of view. This 'energy-saving power plant' provides a real view of how the so-called Energy Turnaround works in practice and how it is already possible, today, for energy efficiency and increased comfort, convenience and security to go hand in hand. In 2016 the E-House takes as its motto 'energy efficiency, convenience and security - intelligent solutions from the professionals' and can be found in Hall 8.0 Stand J60.
The German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) provides an overview of the possibilities of smart lighting with its sector initiative 'licht.de' in Hall 3.0 Stand C80. For the first time, members of the ZVEI are joining forces to present the theme of 'Throughout the day with smart lighting' for various aspects of everyday life in form of a guided tour. Private, public and workplace lighting environments are displayed in which lighting can be adjusted to cater for the individual needs of people and the requirements of the user. It emphasises the possibilities created by the networking of lighting applications to increase energy efficiency and lighting comfort.
For architects, interior architects, specialist lighting retailers and designers the Trend Forum is a major attraction presenting as it does the trends in home décor for 2016/17 exclusively at Light + Building. It visualises various home scenarios and displays selected products, integrated into unusual domestic design contexts. In each case the focus is on one of four main stylistic trends that are picked up in various home interior scenarios. The Trend Forum takes place in the foyer between Halls 5.1 and 6.1 and is organised by the internationally renowned Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano. Guided tours take place daily with accompanying lectures being held for the first time to explain the scenarios displayed in greater detail and provide facts about current home décor trends.
In a series of seminars and lectures, Building Performance offers trade visitors the opportunity to find out more about all aspects of lighting and integrated building services technology. Lectures to accompany the trade fair, specialist forums and seminars with renowned experts in the field will explore current developments, innovations and technological solutions. The Building Performance programme includes the German Energy Consultants' Day 2016, IALD Lighting Perspectives, IEECB - Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building Conference 2016, the Technology Forum organised by the Association of the German Electrical and Electronics Industry (ZVEI) and Messe Frankfurt, efficient.buildings.live@L + B, Technical Monitoring as tool for the operator, the Architecture Forum - Light and Lighting, Smart Energy and Intelligent Building Automation, The Information Day for Environmentally Friendly Buildings in the Asia-Pacific Region, Light Planning and Interior Architecture, Lighting at its Quality Characteristics.
At Light + Building 2016 the Futurecourse debating forum brings together representatives from politics, commerce and industry at the heart of the world's largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Over the four days of the trade fair, two or three guests at a time will discuss current issues in a chaired debate. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Futurecourse is part of the Technology Forum which is organised jointly by Messe Frankfurt and the Association of the German Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. - ZVEI) and is aimed at encouraging professional dialogue between exhibitors and visitors. This podium discussion takes place in Hall 8.0 Stand C41.
Promoting the Future:
Focus on Emerging Talent
Look to tomorrow: with 'Meet the Future'. Various projects promoting young talent are brought together under this heading. This special event created by Messe Frankfurt has established itself as part of the accompanying programme and is targeted at both visitors and exhibitors.
On the Workshop Street in Hall 9.1 young trade visitors and trainees from the trades of electrical engineering and information technology are set practical challenges to learn the latest technologies and assembly procedures at various work stations. Anyone completing the course and having a go at everything will receive a certificate to say that they have taken part.
The safety at work seminars focus on prevention of accidents and safety at work. Targeted at young people already in training, this event gives them specialist knowledge of how to ensure greater safety in the workplace. Those taking part will be awarded a certificate. The safety-at-work seminars are run in partnership with the Hesse / Rhineland-Palatinate Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Association (Fachverband Elektro- und Informationstechnik Hessen / Rheinland-Pfalz - FEHR) and the employers' insurance association, BG ETEM and take place in Hall 9.1.
Young Design takes place in Hall 1.1 Stand B41 and is for young designers to present their lighting creations. This area, which is sponsored by Messe Frankfurt, offers creative young talent the ideal platform to meet and introduce themselves to industry and an audience of professional people
The promotional zone for young innovative companies is intended to facilitate up-and-coming companies' entry into the market, enabling them to present their products at a leading international trade fair. The area is organised together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. To provide the companies with the opportunity to present their products in an appropriate context, a joint Stand will be organised in the lighting product area in Hall 5.1 in addition to electro-technology and home and building automation in Hall 9.0 respectively.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Messe Frankfurt