LED CHINA 2013 Closed with Double Digit Percentage Growth in Visitor Numbers - The World's Largest LED and LED Lighting Event Achieved Outstanding Results

GUANGZHOU, China, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LED CHINA 2013, organized by UBM Trust, successfully concluded on March 4, 2013, at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, P.R. China. The latest technology and products covering the entire LED industry chain was showcased by 1,012 domestic and overseas exhibitors, making this the world's largest combined gathering for LED and LED Lighting.

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The four-day trade fair, celebrating its 9th year, achieved impressive numbers:

  • 80,000 sqm in exhibition space (+14.3% over 2012)
  • 1,012 exhibitors (an increase of 12.4% compared to 2012) from 10 countries and regions
  • 77,182 visitors (a growth of 22.7% over 2012), including 67,922 domestic visitors (+24.4% over 2012) and 9,260 overseas ones (+11.7% over 2012)

Overseas visitors came from over 150 countries and regions, with the top 30 origins being: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the Taiwan region, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam.

Exhibitors reported excellent results from the fair and a high level of satisfaction. Following are some of their testimonials.

"We have participated in LED CHINA since 2008. Our company has grown together with the fair over the years. This year, we are happy to see the increased number of visitors, especially those from overseas and also the increasing interest in environmentally friendly LED lighting products," commented RuRong Pan, Vice President of Mason Technologies Co., Ltd.

"This is the fourth time we joined LED CHINA to promote our LED displays. We met many clients we never knew before, and could sense the growing market demand from the feedback we received at the show. We are happy with the huge visitor flow, the onsite orders we have taken and the great promotional results, and will join the fair again," said Dan Zhang, Sales Director of Desay Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.

"As expected, LED CHINA 2013 was a very successful and meaningful exhibition for us. This year, the exhibitor turnout was impressive, with manufacturers from upstream material suppliers to downstream end-users. The event was useful for us to understand our customer needs, market intelligence and future technology trends," said Elfin Jin, Market Development Specialist of H. C. Starck Fabricated Product Unit (FPR).

Concurrent to the fair, the high-profile inaugural conference "Advanced LED and Solid-State Lighting Technologies – from Wafer Level Processes to System Applications" delivered by the HKUST LED-FPD Technology R&D Center in Foshan, featuring renowned professors from various universities and LED technical experts, was attended by over 200 delegates. A series of concurrent seminars and sessions including "Latest Requirements for Testing and Certification for LED Lighting Products" delivered by Mr. Dietmar Glaser, Head of LITE department of VDE Institute, and the "LED Lighting and LED Display Technology Seminar" delivered by Mr. Zhaohua Li, rounded up the educational opportunities for visitors, whilst new product releases by leading exhibitors like Absen Optoelectronic and HongLiTronic, and the LightInTheBox buyer-supplier match-making meetings added to the exciting line-up of onsite activities.  

LED CHINA 2014 will take place from February 23 to 26, 2014, at the same venue – China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B – in Guangzhou, P.R. China. For more information please visit: www.LEDChina-gz.com

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM Trust (www.ubmtrust.com)  
UBM Trust is a joint venture company of UBM Asia, which is owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange. We have extensive experience in organising large-scale exhibitions covering different industries in China, as well as organising Chinese enterprises to participate in famous fairs abroad. Our flagship events serve the sign, LED and LED lighting industries. Among the definitive exhibitions of their kind in the world, these two events have become an important catalyst for the development and upgrading of China's sign and LED & LED lighting industries, offering a comprehensive one-stop trading platform for exhibitors and visitors. We take pride in providing professional high-quality services to our customers.

 2. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)  
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,200 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

3. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)  
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

SOURCE UBM Trust



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