Messe Frankfurt acquires Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair
Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd has acquired Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to expand the worldwide portfolio of its Light + Building brand of trade fairs.
Powered by Messe Frankfurt since their inception in 2015, the two fairs will now officially form part of the Light + Building family that totals 15fairs around the globe. Messe Frankfurt will leverage its extensive international experience in growing trade fairs, while at the same time utilise its local organising partners’ knowledge to propel the fairs forward as ASEAN’s leading trade fairs for lighting and building technology, design and solutions.
Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair will be held from 8 – 10 November at Bangkok International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 2018 edition is expected to welcome over 165 exhibitors utilising some 10,000 sqm of exhibition space.
Mr Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Group, commented on the acquisition: “The Light + Building brand of shows is well-recognised around the world for its high quality event format and its power to attract the best in the industry. Adding the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to this growing family will complement our existing shows by creating a synergy between the different lighting and building markets.”
“With a combined GDP of over USD2.4 trillion, the region is collectively the sixth largest economy in the world and the third most populous. The acquisition will facilitate Messe Frankfurt to further develop our presence within the network of ASEAN countries. It will also allow us to expand and strengthen our portfolio in the ASEAN region. Our local partners – The ExhibiZ and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) – have been instrumental in establishing the shows and we look forward to working together with them for many years ahead,” Mr Buurma added.