The competition based selection of 60 cities for India’s Smart Cities Mission has brought to light some key results of city-wise assessment, pointing out gaps in the present levels of city infrastructure and its potential for improvement. The process has led city and state level governance bodies to identify the shortcomings in urban development and management on several counts and draw up new plans to upgrade city infrastructure.
Unveiling technologies that can make cities and communities more energy-efficient, connected, secure and better prepared for the Smart Cities Mission, the first unified edition of Light India and Electrical Building Technology India opened its doors in New Delhi today.
Inaugurating this premier trade fair in New Delhi, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Power, Government of India said: I am delighted to be back at Light India this year and must complement the organisers and ELCOMA for putting up this great show for the benefit of the industry and promotion of energy efficient technologies. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen Indian manufacturing. The industry is reinventing itself and I saw some very new products here and would like to initiate talks for bulk orders. I urge the industry to bring down the price points and look at adding value to their products so that the innovations can reach the common man.” Lauding the innovative lights on display at the exhibition, he also announced: “I can actually imagine putting up 10 to 15 million LEDs and solar street lights, particularly in rural areas.”
Organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd and ELCOMA (Electric Lamp & Component Manufactures’ Association), this important business event brings over 300 technology-leading companies from India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan to display the latest in lighting and building technologies.
Sharing space for India’s billion dollar market are leading players such as Anchor, Bajaj Electricals, Havells, HPL Electrical & Power Limited, Halonix Technologies, Hensel Electric, Jaquar, Ledvance, MLS India, Opple Lighting, Orient Electric, Surya, Batra Henlay Cables, Crestron, KNX, Legrand (Novature), Silop Smart Automation Technologies.
Architects, builders, urban developers, town planners and decision makers from across the state identify and discuss solutions for green buildings in commercial, residential and public sectors.
Among the highlights of the fair are product launches by Anchor Electricals, Microtek International, Andslite India, Crestron Asia, Halonix, Surya Roshni, Silvan Innovation Labs, Raylogic, MLS India, Kakatiya Energy Systems, Padma Traders, Alpha Group, Fibaro by Silop Smart Automation Technologies, Ningbo Violet Lighting Electric Co Ltd among others.
Alongside the exhibition, a technical conference by ELCOMA in conjunction with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Bureau of Indian Standards addresses matters of core industry challenges, energy-efficiency parameters and keeps professionals adept on growth-oriented industry advancements. International delegations from Global Lighting Association (GLA), International Solid State Lighting Alliance (ISA) and the Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association (JLMA) are expected to be part of this networking forum which will take place on 6 October.
Located across halls 8 – 12A at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the three-day fair will be open to trade professionals and decision makers until 7 October. As a meeting and networking point for the innovators and adopters of intelligent technologies, this is where the imminent question of how smart buildings and smart cities can change the way we live and work will be answered.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
Background information on Electric Lamps & Components Manufacturers Association of India (ELCOMA)
ELCOMA is an Apex Body of the Rs. 12,000 Crores Lighting Industry. Our Association has nearly 100 members from all segments of large, medium and small manufacturers. We have aligned our products with government plans by initiating introduction of Energy Efficient Lighting Products like CFL and LED Lamps etc. and bringing in awareness to users by organizing Workshops, Exhibition and Media publicity. Lighting accounts for over 18 per cent of the total electric consumption in our country and therefore in keeping with the Government priority the Industry has made important contributions by introducing the most Energy Effective products and systems that have saved substantial energy. Elcoma has played a very important role in bringing in awareness in energy conservation and providing the most energy efficient products from time to time. The CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps), Electronic Ballasts, and the recent introduction of LEDs are some examples which all save 40 to 80 per cent Energy when replacing traditional products in the Lighting range.