EXHIBITIONS, conferences and other events in the lighting business have been cancelled or postponed across the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers of America’s biggest exhibition in the sector, LightFair International, due to take place in Las Vegas in early May, have become the latest to announce a postponement. A new date has yet to be fixed.
Another big US show, LEDucation, a popular showcase for architectural luminaires due to take place this week in New York, has been rescheduled to August.
Earlier this month, new dates for the global exhibition Light + Building were announced as 27 September to 2 October.
Luminale, a celebration of the technology and art of light and a sister event to Light + Building due to take place this week in Frankfurt, has been cancelled.
Prolght + Sound, the show aimed at lighting and audio visual equipment for those in the live event sector and due to take place in April, has been cancelled for this year.
The Spring edition of the Hong Kong Lighting Fair, set for April, has been postponed until 25 to the 28 July.
The LpS Symposium + Expo and Trends in Lighting Forum and Show, to be held in Bregenz, Austria in September, has been remodelled as an online event, which visitors will attend virtually.
The UK’s largest lighting exhibition, LuxLive 2020, will however continue as normal on Wednesday 11 November and Thursday 12 November.
Also in the UK, a conference on sustainability set for next week, the Lighting and the Circular Economy Conference, will now take place on 22 October in London.
Other UK events planned for May, including the Lighting Industry Association’s annual lunch on 7 May and the Lighting Design Awards on 14 May, are still slated to go ahead at the time of writing.