Lighting Trade Fairs
World Light Show
22-27 April – Hanover Messe
Generally regarded as the premier European event for the lighting industry with more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries. The lighting sector of the exhibition opened on Sunday 21 April.
Further information from Hanover Fairs: 0181-688 9541
14-16 May, Moscone Centre, San Francisco
Annual trade show for the commercial lighting industry in the US. Lightfair has no fixed abode, instead moving around the country – last year it was held in Miami, this year in San Francisco. Pavilions showcase decorative, international, and theatre, entertainment and speciality lighting.
For registration details telephone:
001 214 242 8901
21-29 September, Valencia
Held jointly with FIM, the international furniture fair, this is where the Spanish launch their new lighting products, mostly decorative and traditional. The architectural lighting designs can be seen in the SIDI area in the furniture pavilion, alongside avante-garde furniture from Spanish designers.
Further information from: 00 34 6 3861
26-28 November, Business Design Centre, London
An annual event which showcases contemporary lighting products from the UK and Europe. This year’s event will be held alongside Top Office, the biennual office furnitur exhibition.
Further information from BDC Events Department: 0171 359 3535
LumiÃ¨re ’99-13th January 1997, Halls 5 and 6, Porte de Versailles, Paris
This claims to be France’s leading lighting exhibition, and it is divided into three main sections – architectural, decorative, and boutique. But beware – the architectural side is the smallest. LumiÃ¨re is held alongside the Paris furniture show.
Further information from Overseas Trade Show Agencies: 0171-486 1951
January 26-29 1997, Earls Court,
Trade event for the decorative and technical industry with approximately 200 exhibitors. The decorative element tends to dominate though the organisers tell us that next year’s event promises to have more technical input.
Further information from The Lighting Association: 01952 290905