About the show
LED Expo Thailand 2017 was one of the leading LED lighting events in Southeast Asia and ASEAN’s largest international exhibition on LED lighting products & technology. LED Expo Thailand provided a dynamic hub for LED/lighting companies, mainly from Southeast Asian countries, to congregate, promote and partner with neighbouring LED market at a niche level.
LED Expo Thailand welcomed visitors from varied business spheres including architects, lighting industry professionals & many others to explore the use of LED for various applications in both domestic and commercial usage.
Show Highlights of 2017 edition:
Thailand LED & Energy Saving Summit
1,239 delegates attended the summit. The keynote speakers provided tremendous knowledge and insight into current trends in energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings, as well as updates on Thailand 4.0.
International LED Summit & Light Talks
82 delegates from all around the world took part in the first edition of international LED Summit. The industry professionals got the chance to have a one-on-one consultation with world renowned lighting designers.
LED Signage Pavilion
Featured outdoor LED signs, indoor LED displays, LED modules, LED strip lights, LED Walls and Screens and more.
International Country Pavilions
China, Korea and Taiwan presented their latest technologies in their country pavilion.
Institute for Printed Circuits (IPC) Hand Soldering Competition
26 competitors from well-known electronic companies demonstrated their soldering skills during the 3-day exhibition. Mr. Anuchid Saengmangmee from Silicon Craft Technology Co, Ltd. won the first prize and received the invitation to compete at the IPC World Championship at Productronica, Munich, Germany November 14-17, 2017.
Business Matching Sessions
The event registered an impressive 1,383 business meetings, creating a record number of trade partnerships.
298 VIP buyers I 175 from overseas I 123 from Thailand
Government Support, Policies and Incentives:
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is Thailand’s leading state-owned power utility under the Ministry of Energy, responsible for electric power generation and transmission for the whole country as well as bulk electric energy sales. EGAT also engages in energy-related services businesses and expand, through the EGAT Group, our businesses and investment in Electricity and other energy-related businesses at home and abroad.
Electricity is vital to the country’s development in all aspects. However, the continuous increase in power generation to accommodate the fast- growing demand requires huge investment. This has resulted in escalating power generation costs.
Through the Board of Investment, the Thai government offers a range of tax incentives, supporting services and import duty exemptions or reductions to an extensive list of promoted activities. EGAT's initiative - the Demand Side Management (DSM) Program since 1993, is designed to promote the efficient use of electricity in Thailand with the target to reduce the nation's energy consumption. One of DSM strategies focuses on promoting the use of high-efficiency appliances in Thailand including lamps for lighting systems. After almost 20 years of the DSM implementation, EGAT has successfully persuaded consumers to use various kinds of high-efficiency lamps.
Thailand is also a part of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) along with nine other countries namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The aim of AEC is to create a single ASEAN market with gross domestic product (GDP) of over $2.5 trillion & trade of more than $1 trillion. So far, ASEAN overall has progressed to a level of 80% in terms of eliminating tariffs on goods traded within the region.
The Ministry of Energy, Thailand plays a very important role when it comes to encouraging the use of LEDs in lighting. It’s the Government’s increased thrust on energy saving that leads to enhanced applications of LED lighting in public spaces, which in itself turn out to be a very big support to the LED Expo, Thailand.
Formerly known as the Association of Thai Industries (ATI), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) came into existence in the end of 1967, which was last upgraded in 1987. FTI is a full-service private sector organisation that cooperates with the government to help mobilise Thai industries to reach international markets by bringing together the industrial leaders to promote Thailand's socio-economic development. The main objectives of FTI are to represent Thai manufacturers at both national and international levels, to help promote and develop industrial enterprises, to work with the government in setting up national policies, and to offer consulting services to members. It acts as a ‘matchmaker’ between foreign industrialists and Thai resources, which combine the financial strength, planning ability, and persuasive power of Thailand's industrialists.