Fahir Gök, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lighting Appliances Manufacturers Association (AGID), one of the Strategic Partners of IstanbulLight, stated that the lighting industry's export figures for 2020 were 230 million dollars. Gök announced that despite the pandemic conditions, the domestic market with a value of more than $ 2021 billion in 2 and beyond will be in a growth trend. The other strategic partner of the fair, the Lighting Turkish National Committee (ATMK) Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. On the other hand, Sermin Onaygil drew attention to the fact that the relationship between illumination and health became prominent as a result of different working and living conditions during the pandemic process and that the sector focuses on "Human Oriented Lighting" and "Connected Lighting".
IstanbulLight 13th International Lighting & Electrical Equipment Fair and Congress will be held on 06-09 October 2021 at Istanbul Expo Center. Organized under the global energy portfolio of Informa Markets with the strategic partnership of the Lighting Appliances Manufacturers Association (AGID) and the Turkish National Committee of Lighting (ATMK), IstanbulLight is held biennially. The fair brings together the most valuable brands of Turkey and the world, local and foreign professionals, and hosts meetings that add value to the sector with the presentations of guests who are experts in their fields and congress and summit events where current issues are discussed.
"We have new market opportunities in exports."
IstanbulLight Strategic Partner, Lighting Appliances Manufacturers Association (AGID) Chairman Fahir Gök, even if what happened in the last year has brought many difficulties in terms of the lighting industry; He said that production and exports are developing and growing positively, except for only March and April 2020. Gök said, "We have new market opportunities in exports. New cooperation projects and studies coming from EU countries to our country, especially due to the disruption in their supply chains, will give the sector a much better momentum. Unfortunately, the financial problem, which is almost nonexistent, affects the sector negatively, unfortunately, with the addition of price increases in intermediate materials and raw materials, unfortunately, the production costs are seriously increased. Of course, it should not reduce the motivation of the manufacturers in this sector and the need to make good use of the new opportunities that will come our way. The fact that the sector is electronic-based every day and our increasing integration with this sector has given the sector an incredible momentum and thus many new stakeholders have started to invest in the sector. I think this should be seen as a separate positive effect ”.
"We expect a serious increase in demand depending on the vaccination process."
Stating that he believes in the power of the fairs in trade, AGID Chairman Fahir Gök said, “IstanbulLight Fair to be held in Istanbul in October will be full of opportunities that will increase the export potential of our industry. It is obvious that there will be a serious increase in demand not only for the lighting sector but also for all sectors depending on and parallel to the vaccination process. I believe that our country, which ranks second in the world in terms of gross national product increase in 2020, will experience a similar picture by the end of 2021. " said.
"New trend in Lighting Industry: Human Centric Lighting"
Turkish National Committee of Lighting (ATMK) Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. On the other hand, Sermin Onaygil drew attention to the new approaches and trends developing in the sector with the pandemic. Onaygil said, “As a result of the different working and living conditions during the pandemic we have been in for more than a year, prominent issues such as the relationship between lighting and health have increased the importance of the transformation that has started due to digitalization. Nowadays, our most popular research topics are gathered under titles such as "Human Centric Lighting", "Adaptive / Integrated / Linked Lighting". "Data-Oriented Lighting" has become our new keywords especially in these applications where electronics, communication and software discipline is dominant. said.
"13. The needs of the sector in the digitalization process will be discussed at the National Lighting Congress. "
Stating that the success of the sector depends on the mastery of new technologies, the correct expression of the lighting requirements of the sectors such as electronics and software that need to work together, and strong cooperation, ATMK Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Sermin Onaygil continued as follows: “IstanbulLight International Lighting & Electrical Equipment Fair and Congress, which aims to bring together all stakeholders and to create strong cooperation with mutual knowledge and experience sharing, will bring important initiatives to our industry in this process. We think that it will be very beneficial to reveal the lighting requirements and the existing infrastructure with the contributions of both participants and visitors, during the integration of lighting installations with all other digital systems. Within the scope of the fair, we will create the opportunity to discuss the needs, problems and solution suggestions of our sector in the digitalization process at our 13th National Lighting Congress, which will be organized by ATMK with the theme of "Lighting Transformation". As the 9th Term Board of the Lighting Turkish National Committee, we invite all stakeholders of our lighting industry to be a part of and contribute to these environments where we aim to create beneficial partnerships. ”.
"Companies in Europe are looking for alternative OEM channels."
Underlining that IstanbulLight is the only and international export-oriented fair in Turkey and the region, IstanbulLight Sales Manager Berna Akdağ said, “Fairs are common meeting environments that keep the trade alive and offer new cooperation opportunities. Although this process has been interrupted worldwide due to the pandemic, the fairs that have started to open their doors again play an important role in the recovery of the sectors and economies. Nowadays, companies in Europe are looking for alternative OEM channels. IstanbulLight 2021 will stand out as a trade and marketing platform where many companies in Turkey can find the opportunity to develop their trade channels with European companies. " said.
"Maximum hygiene and safe environment will be provided in the fair area with AllSecure Standards."
Berna Akdağ, IstanbulLight Sales Manager, pointed out that IstanbullLight is the most efficient export platform for the lighting industry, as well as taking the most effective health and safety measures against the pandemic. IstanbulLigt will be organized in accordance with AllSecure Standards, which include 'Cleaning and Hygiene', 'Physical Distance' and 'Detection and Protection', developed by Informa, the world's largest event organizer.