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Renaissance of light and building trade fair in Russia: 30% new exhibitors and business events with government officials

Sep 9, 2021

Interlight Russia respectively Intelligent building Russia – business event with a long history – received a major boost with a two-year break, which was made for the first time in 27-year history of the trade fair. Exposition will be located in pavilions 2 and 8 of IEC “Expocentre” on September 13-16, 2021. Since 2019, the project has been moving towards the full implementation of the Light + Building concept in Russia, which reflects the evolution of the industry: the integration of lighting systems, building automation and security systems.

The number of new exhibitors has increased significantly: 30% of the companies will take part in the trade fair for the first time. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition managed to maintain its international status: companies from Belarus, Czech Republic, China, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Turkey, etc. will take part.

Among Russian companies such manufacturers as Arlight, Brightelec, CSVT, Dean SB Ltd, ERA, Favorite, GreenAl LLC,  IEK, INCOTEX Electronics Group, Ledvance, Maytoni, Neon Art, RUSALOX LLC, Rev Ritter, Rich Led, TDM ELECTRIC, SWG, Sonex, Technopark Skolkovo LLC (Energy Efficient Technologies), Varton LLC and many other companies will participate in the trade fair.

For the first time Festive Light Exposition, shop window design zone and outdoor lighting will be located in the dark pavilion. In 2021, exhibitors will show light and smart home technologies in new formats close to real life conditions: in the Light box and Smart box zones.

Emphasis will be directed towards Smart Cube trend zone, conceptual space that will show visitors how «smart home» technologies work. The aesthetic concept of Smart Cube will be built on the fusion of wood, steel and glass, while the technological concept aims to demonstrate the most popular and modern building automation technologies: professional systems will be connected to a voice assistant. The creators of the Smart Cube trend zone are independent professionals: lighting designer Konstantin Tsepelev, integrator of smart home systems Daria Makurova, designer-architect Lyudmila Verba.

The rich business programme of Interlight Russia respectively Intelligent building Russia is not only place for professionals to learn the latest trends in the sphere of lighting and building technologies, but also the biggest offline networking platform where manufacturers’ top managers can meet with government officials and other potential clients.

On September 13, LED Forum for the 14th time will gather the leaders and experts of the lighting industry to discuss market development prospects, certification, declaration and testing in lighting engineering, as well as the development of energy services and PPP in outdoor lighting and other relevant topics.

Open educational venue Interlight Design Academy will be working all the days of the trade fair in accordance with the concept «one day – one topic». Speakers will cover topics such as lighting and interior design in common and share cases in the spheres of outdoor and public spaces lighting, retail lighting and B2C smart home technologies. On September 14, the NPCO Association of Parks will hold a session where the heads of the Moscow parks Sokolniki, Zaryadye, VDNKh, the Apothecary's Garden of the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University, Volgograd and St. Petersburg parks will share successful cases on urban renewal and city beautification.

The Intersec Forum Russia will take place on September 14: The event with international acclaim will bring together the heads of the constituent entities of the federation and municipalities, developers for the second time in Russia, as well as construction and design organizations, integrators and solution manufacturers to discuss such topics as a smart city, smart technologies in construction and innovations in the field of building automation and safety. Speakers of Intersec Forum Russia are Alexander Pariy (Deputy Minister of Public Improvement of the Moscow Region), Ilya Shtokman (First Deputy Head of the City Administration of Nizhny Novgorod), Maria Rudzevich (Director of the Department of Informatization of the Tyumen Region), Oksana Yakimyuk (The Safe City HSS Chief Developer), Andrey Mishurny (head of the «Safe City» Project Office of the United Instrument-Making Corporation of the State Corporation «Rostec»), etc.

On September 16, together with Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, a business breakfast «Sports facilities: Light. Sound. Multimedia» will be held. The event devoted to issues of sports lighting, safety and building automation solutions will be organized during the trade fair for the first time exclusively for exhibitors. Speakers are Sergey Smirnitsky (Deputy General Manager, Department of investment development and management of government property, Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation), Andrey Fedun (General Manager of Spartak Stadium), Leonid Zhestyannikov Vice-President of Russian sport facilities association), Vadim Andreev (General Manager of Football club «Kryljya sovetov»), ​​Oleg Kuralekh (Executive Director of Sport industry association in Moscow region) etc.

Interlight Russia | Intelligent building Russia trade fair will be held with the official support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the city of Moscow.

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt RUS.

Interlight Russia and Intelligent building Russia are part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fair portfolio headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany. The next edition will be held from 13 – 18 March 2022.

Messe Frankfurt organises a number of trade fairs for the light and building technology sectors in Asia, Argentina, Russia and the UAE.

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Messe Frankfurt RUS, the subsidiary of the international exhibition organizer, works in Russia since 2002. The portfolio includes 15 international exhibitions and forums. Messe Frankfurt RUS is the exclusive operator of two national Chinese trade fairs organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, China Commodity Fair, and China Machinery Fair. The staff of the company is more than 50 competent specialists with strong expertise in organization different kinds of events.

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