The Shanghai edition of the the “Intelligent Green Building – IGB” exhibition platform – held from September 23 to 25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre – featured over 700 exhibitors showcasing an array of products and solutions for smart homes, intelligent building, HVAC, building automation and more.
IGB comprised five different exhibitions, namely Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT), Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT), Shanghai International Lighting Fair (SILF), Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (ISH Shanhgai & CIHE) and Building Solar China (BSC)
Intended as a cross-sector building ecosystem with total solutions for energy-efficient building technologies, IGB was also a successful platform for industry players to forge better business opportunities, especially as smart home technologies steadily gain global prominence. Exhibitors and trade associations found the exhibition to be an effective platform to promote mutual business development.
Mr Sun Rui, Marketing Manager of Jiujiang Derui HVAC Co Ltd, a system integrator, commented: “It is great to showcase HVAC, smart home and building technologies under one roof. The heating industry crosses over with home decoration in many areas. Along with the growing popularity of heating supply in East and Central China, the requirements of customers become more sophisticated. They look for the integration of lighting, heating and air conditioning for homes. These fields are interrelated and complementary.”
An “#IGB_NETWORK” event was organised by the IGB platform in the afternoon of 23 September, where influential industry professionals freely exchanged ideas on building efficiency and sustainability in a casual environment. Participating guests, included the chairmen and chief secretaries of significant international and domestic trade associations and standards organisations, leaders and experts from renowned building enterprises, colleges and universities, design institutes and trade media, appreciated the networking opportunities.
Mr Tom Owens, Director of International Development at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), commented that the “#IGB_NETWORK” event was a great way to start off the shows. He said, “There are a lot of professionals that believe in the same things. The networking event is a great way to create partnerships and build new relationships.”