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Interlight - 2013

786 companies from 28 countries presented their latest products and developments at the largest trade fair in Russia and CIS dedicated to lighting, electric engineering and building automation.

Comprehensive business and educational program of "Interlight - 2013" attracted thousands of specialists of the industry.

"Interlight" once again proved its status of the largest trade fair in Russia and CIS demonstrating the latest products in lighting, electrical engineering and building automation. 786 companies from 28 countries demonstrated their current products and technologies to the Russian professional audience and visitors from Russia and neighboring countries. The exposition showed considerable growth compared to 2012, which resulted in 13 % increase of numbers of exhibitors and total exhibition space. Total number of visits during the exhibition was 37338.

In 2013 "Interlight" introduced a new concept: the exposition was arranged by product groups for a better orientation of visitors. The LED technologies are winning a wide recognition in Russia: this product group is rapidly growing, the LED market is ranked as one of the most prospective in the industry.

For the first time the LED exposition was located in a separate hall - 8.3. The list of exhibitors demonstrating LED products included Seoul Semiconductor (South Korea), Sogexi (France), Leader Light (Russia), Ecolight (Russia), Grah Lighting (Slovenia), Verbatim (Germany), Ragni Group (France), Zamel (Poland) and other international companies.

The exposition of Building Automation Systems and Electrical Engineering occupied hall 8.2 and hosted companies such as WAGO (Germany), EnOcean Alliance (USA), KNX International (Belgium), Razumny Dom - Smart House (Russia), DiStantsia (Russia), Evika (Russia), ESYLUX (Russia), Honewell (USA), Vilma (Lithuania), Makel (Turkey) and others. For the first time the European Pavilion united building automation leaders from Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. The Building Automation and Electrical Engineering Pavilion got an official support from the international associations KNX International, LonMark Russia, CABA, EnOcean Alliance and Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU).

The decorative lighting exposition was placed in hall 8.1 in addition to the traditional pavilion 7. Companies from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Poland, Germany, Latvia, Portugal, Finland, UAE and Russia demonstrated the latest trends of lighting interior design.

This year the extended fair fringe program was in the focus of attention of both exhibitors and visitors: LED Forum, conference platform AGORA, Building Automation and Energy Efficiency Forum, round tables, open discussions and workshops were visited by hundreds of the industry professionals.

The program was formed and developed with kind assistance of "Interlight" Advisory Board, which united the leading professionals and opinion leaders of the Industry.

The highlight of the business program - annual LED Forum united over 200 experts, representatives of business and various application areas from Europe, Asia, USA and Russia. The forum covered the most up-to-date LED trends and topical issues. In 2013 the Forum presented a new concept - it was opened by a plenary discussion and afterwards was split into 3 parallel sessions: Science, Business and Design.

The new format of the forum allowed the audience to attend the sessions responding their business profile and professional interest, which enhanced the efficiency of the event. At the end the Forum presented an open discussion uniting representatives of regional authorities sharing their experience of using LED technologies in their regions.

The importance of the event for the Russian market was proved by an official support of the governmental institutions such as ROSNANO, Skolkovo, the Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov and the top players of the LED industry - Philips, Osram and Rainbow, being official partners of this year.

Exposition of building automation was strengthened by the International Building Automation Energy Efficiency Forum. Co-organized by Association of European Businesses in Russia, the Forum took place within the trade fair for the second time after the successful launch in 2012.

The 2nd International Forum "Energy Efficiency Automation in Office Buildings 2013 - New Developments and Latest Trends" presented a complete overview of the building automation and energy saving industry and its development prospects in the contest of Office Real Estate sector.

Conference-platform AGORA organized in the context of "Interlight" for the first time introduced a series of seminars, workshops, round tables, presentations and educational events for specialists. AGORA became one of the busiest areas of the exhibition - hundreds of specialists attended professional events at AGORA.

"Russian Lighting Design 2013" Awards Ceremony took place at AGORA and gathered Russian lighting designers. 79 projects from all over Russia participated in 5 contest nominations:

  • The best outdoor lighting project
  • The best indoor lighting project
  • The best students' project
  • The best lamp design
  • The best LED lamp design

The contest jury included representatives of the Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov (VNISI), president of the Russian Design Union and president of the Professional Lighting Designers Association (PLDA).

Exhibitors' Reviews about Interlight.

Ana Faria, Lustrarte:
"Our company has been producing unique interior lighting based on traditional Portuguese design for almost 40 years. We have been participating in Interlight Moscow powered by Light+Building for the 3rd time, this exhibition is very important for our company, as Russia and CIS countries are one of our key markets - our products are very popular here! The exhibition gives us a chance to present our new collections, meet our regular clients, get new business connections and receive new orders. We are very glad to participate in Interlight Moscow powered by Light+Building again!"

Valeria Kostyuchenko, Advertising Director, VARTON:
"This year the exhibition has been very productive for us, we have growth in all segments - our booth is much bigger, we had more visitors and negotiations at our booth this year. Every year our regular partners are coming to the exhibition to see our new products. But this year we are facing a real boom at our booth - we present expanded version of our products in the area of technical lighting. So I believe after analysis of our participation, we'll get more new contacts. We have been participating in "Interlight" for several years in a row, and are already planning our participation in 2014."

Georgy Popov, Head of portable energy sources department, Panasonic:
We are presenting not only our popular portable energy sources products at "Interlight" this year. We also present our new products which we have just started promoting in the Russian market - compact luminescent, energy saving and LED lamps. We are going to present our new LED lamps in Russia in December and the exhibition is providing us a perfect platform to showcase our new product before it appears in the market and to find out whether they meet the expectations of our clients."

Andrey Golovin, KNX Russia, Executive Director:
"I can say that this year exhibition was even better then the last year. The progress is obvious - there were more visitors and the quality of visitors has grown. Apart from planners, which were dominating last year, this year we have met a lot of Chief Engineers, who are responsible for energy efficiency in their projects. And this is absolutely another level of visitors. Participation in "Interlight" was very productive for us this year, and we are going to participate next year."

Alexander Weber, Area Sales Manager CIS, Vossloh-Schwabe Deutschland GmbH:
"My impressions of the show are very positive. Very positive, because we see the trend of increase of demand for LED products, the quality of LED products becomes higher and the market is ready to use it. I think, that Russian LED market will be developing and growing as it happens in European countries, Japan and other countries. Some structures here are already demanding the objects to be equipped with the LED lighting. The only mistake on this way could be the usage of LED lighting with low-quality completing units, which can put the clock back for the development of LED market in Russia. Our main goal of exhibiting is to present our lighting control system, which is suitable both for external and internal lighting. Our product had aroused great interest of the visitors, my colleagues have been really busy demonstrating the product at our booth. I'm satisfied with the number of visitors, and their professionalism - people who were visiting us knew what they were talking about and what exactly they need. Of course we are going to participate in the "Interlight" next year."

Gilberto Cantoni, Export Manager / Owner, Qualiko Srl:
"We are participating in Interlight Moscow powered by Light and Building for the first time. We have brought with us some of our products which we think suites the Russian market. We are making first steps on this market, that's why we participate in this show, we hope it will help us to find new partners and distributers in Russia. Our Russian-speaking distributors from Ukraine and Lithuania are working with us at our booth and helping a lot with visitors' communication. We have received a lot of interesting and prospective contacts. Some years ago I've been visiting the exhibition as a visitor, and now I can see many positive changes. The show is organized according to the highest international standards, look around - it looks just like one of the big exhibitions in Germany, to tell you the truth, I didn't expect it to be like this here in Russia. Due to a huge exposition and extensive fringe program the fair "Interlight" proves to be the leading professional event in Russia and the CIS."


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