The 10th annual SIGN CHINA and LED CHINA 2012 officially commence today at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B in the Guangdong capital of Guangzhou.
Organized by UBM Trust, the two co-located fairs continue to set new records and innovate when it comes to offering a comprehensive buyer experience.
SIGN CHINA 2012, the world’s leading sign industry event, has grown from eight to 10 halls across more than 100,000 sq m of space, up 25 percent from last year’s event. This year’s fair hosts 1,320 exhibitors with popular brands like Canon, Fujifilm and Roland.
LED CHINA 2012 sets new records as the biggest scale event in the history of the fair, attracting more than 900 exhibitors across 70,000 sq m of space. This year’s event hosts more than 250 LED display exhibitors, the biggest number among similar events in the world. The exhibition has also added one more floor as a special sector for LED Lighting, with more than 400 LED lighting exhibitors featuring the newest products, technologies and styles. Notable foreign brands include PENTEC, Rusgems, Verticle and RUBICON TECHNOLOGY.
The two fairs, which will run until February 23, are held in concurrent to the first China International LED Application Forum on February 19 and 21 and the China LED Intellectual Property Summit on February 20.
More than 200 worldwide LED industry leaders and government officials will take part in the LED Application forum, during which current LED market developments, trends, standards and case studies on commercial and infrastructure projects will be discussed.
The LED IP Summit will feature lectures on how IP affects the industry and how companies manage their patents, among other things.
“2012 is milestone year for SIGN and LED CHINA,” said David Tang, Managing Director of UBM Trust. “Aside from our recording-breaking exhibiting numbers, we have introduced key educational components this year. Our aim is not only to connect buyers and sellers from across the supply chain of the LED and SIGN industries, but we realise it is necessary given the rapid developments in LED to educate our participants on the changing opportunities around them so that they can make the most use of their time at our fairs.”