Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Sept. 23-25, 2015. The fair is jointly organized by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co. Ltd., the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade — Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co. Ltd.

For 2015, the scale of the event will increase to occupy over 15,000 sqm of exhibition space and is expected to welcome approximately 280 exhibitors.

“Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology has established itself as the most comprehensive annual platform on intelligent building technologies for the China market and will celebrate its ninth edition in 2015. Being a technology driven event, the fair is constantly evolving to cope with rapidly changing market trends,” said Lucia Wong, deputy general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. “Today, intelligent building markets are looking for total solutions with value-added properties and greater efficiency. Fortunately, new building technologies and product functions are arising from the collaborative crossover of disciplines such as building automation, fire safety, and security. Moreover, the integration of the IT and intelligent building industries is significantly enhanced by the pervasive nature of the Internet of Things. Cloud computing and big data are altering the behaviors of building analytics vendors. Recognizing this, the show will exhibit diversified intelligent building solutions including but not limited to generic cabling and data centers, energy management and building automation, and building energy saving.”

With just three months before the show, organizers say the fair is receiving positive feedback from the exhibitors. In fact, over 90% of exhibition booths have already been reserved and exhibitors are eager to present their latest intelligent building solutions. Some noteworthy exhibitors confirmed for the ninth edition include Beckhoff, a German manufacturer specializing in open automation systems based on PC control technologies; EnOcean Alliance, an international standard organization that develops and promotes self-powered wireless monitoring and controlling systems for sustainable buildings; and the China Data Center Committee (CDCC), which is comprised of over 200 member companies.

The fair will also highlight the smart home market. China’s smart home market is projected to expand to $22.8 billion by 2018, as found by Juniper Research. The trend towards smarter and more efficient homes is growing extensively. Increased demand for related technologies has coincided with a surge in the interoperability between smartphones and tablets with a myriad of other connected objects and devices.

To cater to rapid growth in the smart home market, the organizers of Shanghai International Building Technology are collaborating with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to introduce Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT). This fair will run concurrently with SIBT 2015.

“The aim of cooperating with the CSHIA to launch SSHT is to create an effective business platform that will generate new ideas in China’s smart home industry,” said Wong. “The fair will not only promote the concept that smart homes are surrounded around comfort and convenience, but it will also unveil the core technologies behind smart homes, including intelligent terminals, Internet of Things, communication protocols, and more. During the fair, demonstrations of an array of solutions will be applied to basic security monitoring, customized access to appliances, lighting, window coverings, irrigation, entertainment systems, and more.”

The fair receives industry support from global brands. They include names such as Control 4, Wulian, Beckhoff, WAGO, HaiLin, Nantong Boyun, Hi Champ Technology, RICI, TCS, KNX, EnOcean, Z-Wave, Echelon, Hikvision, Cinemaster AVSTYLE, HDL, ORVIBO, Tiancheng, and many others.

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT), the sister show of  Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, is a part of Messe Frankfurt’s building and energy shows, headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany, which will take place March 13–18, 2016.

SIBT also follows a series of light and building technology events in China, including Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, and Shanghai International Lighting Fair. Additionally, light and building fairs will also be hosted in Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, and India.

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