China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023

Guzhen is a town located in the northwest of Zhongshan City in Guangdong province. It is a center of Chinese lighting manufacturing. Therefore, importers of lightning products should take an interest in the major lighting industry trade fair organized there, China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair. It takes place twice a year, in spring and fall. In 2023, the 29th edition will take place.

Basic information about China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023

Date:                22 – 26 October 2023

Location:          Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China


Although the fair is said to take place at the Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, it actually takes place in seven different areas: at the main exhibition venue and six sub-venues that are wholesale markets:

  • Lihe Lighting Expo Center
  • Huayi Plaza
  • Star Alliance Global Brand Lighting Center
  • Lighting Era Center
  • Guzhen Chang’an Lighting Parts & Electronic City
  • Caosan International Lighting Parts City

The exhibition space is 1.5 million square meters (16.1 million square feet).

Guzhen Lighting Fair

What will China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023 look like?

GILF is actually two events that are happening concurrently

  • China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair, which focuses on connecting manufacturers with buyers,
  • and Guzhen Lighting Manufacturing, Supply, and Services Expo, which focuses on corporations in the lighting industry.

GILF is a gathering of buyers and suppliers of

  • decorative lighting, household lighting, commercial lighting, outdoor lighting
  • LED products
  • lighting accessories and parts
  • machinery
  • raw materials.

In fall 2023, GILF is expected to gather over 3 thousand exhibitors and 100 thousand visitors.

During the fair, besides the exhibitions, there will also be conferences and forums concerning various topics from the industry.


Why should you attend China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023?

In 2021 Guzhen made up 70% of Chinese lightning sales. With over 38 thousand lightning manufacturers, it is known as “the Lighting Capital of China.” A visit to this town brings many opportunities for importers from this industry. The size of the event and the fact that it takes place in the lightning capital of China will let importers find suppliers that will offer the best quality at a competitive price. Besides, the number of exhibitors from different parts of the industry ensures that you will find something for yourself even if you are searching for a niche product.

Since many of the exhibitors will be Guzhen manufacturers, you will have the opportunity to visit the factory of your potential business partner right away.

GILF venue

How to attend China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023?

Registration for the GILF is free if you register on the event’s website before 20th October here: GILF 2023 – registration. You should bring your visitor badge and ID to the fair.

Traveling to China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair 2023

If you want to attend GILF and already have a Chinese supplier, you should take this opportunity to visit the factory you source from. It would be good to consider such a visit while planning a trip to China and make some time for it.

Guzhen in China

What to do if I find a supplier at a trade fair?

Usually, reliable suppliers exhibit at trade fairs, but this is not always the case. Additional verification of the Chinese manufacturer will help you decide whether to place an order. Sign a valid commercial contract and carry out quality control during production and loading to avoid fraud.

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