Trade fair remains on course for success
The number of participants at Lichtwoche Sauerland, which will once again open its doors to successful lighting and luminaire manufacturers in March 2023, is growing week by week. In addition to the established companies that have already been exhibiting at the popular industry get-together for 18 years, more and more new players are joining them. The stable format of Lichtwoche Sauerland thus continues its success story and is clearly on course for an annual event.
"The residential lighting industry needs an exchange with customers that does justice to the fast pace of residential trends," states Wolf Hustadt, acting spokesman for Lichtwoche. But it is also the technical development, the speed of which does not slow down. "After the LED has conquered the market and we have been able to further serve the added value of this great technology with control concepts, the course is set on innovation to increase the comfort of lighting and its integration into our living spaces, bathrooms, gardens or offices, as well as on the essential topic of sustainability - for which we can demonstrate extremely attractive solutions via LED technologies," Hustadt summarizes.
But it is also clear that the current market situation poses major challenges for both retailers and manufacturers. Inflation, rising costs of living, uncertain economic situations: all of these factors are causing considerable uncertainty among customers in their purchasing decisions. The decline in consumption is putting pressure on all players, and so supply chains, logistics and raw material prices, as well as uncertainties in sales planning, are creating new hurdles every day.
Nevertheless, Lichtwoche Sauerland is a ray of hope for next spring. Until then, it remains to be seen how consumption will develop. "As the falling inflation rate of the USA recently proves, a surprising decrease of the inflation is anything but improbable" gives the organizer Dennis Köhler to consider. "And just who sets on an economical LED lighting, invests in immediately sinking electricity costs!"