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Light + Building 2026

( 8 March 2026 - 13 March 2026 )
Organizer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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Light + Building 2026 will be held between the 8th and 13th of March 2026. Messe Frankfurt confirms the event will be hosted as a live trade exhibition. The event grounds will not have the latest coronavirus safeguards in place. This is because of the removal of the restrictions related to the pandemic.


Light + Building (Light and Building Frankfurt) is the illumination and intelligent building design sector's prime event. This is due to the event showcasing the latest industry inclinations, state of affairs, and novel solutions. Messe Frankfurt serves as the hosting location for Light and Building. The trade exhibition is held every two years. Light + Building is the meeting location of a multifarious attendant group comprising architects, engineers, investors, retail suppliers and planners. They also include wholesalers, operators, sales and distribution specialists, R&D, and design experts. Light + Building is likewise a must-attend for furniture stores, electricians, electrical trade experts, security technology planners, real estate and housing industry, facility managers, and DIY stores.

Light and Building receives a large and highly diverse international audience. One rendition, for example, received over 220 000 trade visitants and more than 2 700 exhibitor firms. The edition moreover featured around 1 560 journalists. The edition featured representatives from a total of 55 countries. Among them were China, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Sweden.

Additionally, the event features a high participation rate from international companies and representatives with high decision-making roles. For instance, 70% of the exhibitors and 52% of the visitors represent a foreign country. 77% of the participants significantly influence critical business decisions. A considerable amount of the participants are return attendees. For example, one edition featured 59% return participants and 41 new attendants. This shows the importance of the event as an ongoing means of remaining competitive.

About the Light and Building Fair

Each Light + Building edition features at least two key themes. Each top thematic features diverse sub-themes, such as energy or intelligent buildings. Light + Building also uses another form of division, known as the key categories, which consist of a single keyword, such as emotion, selection, career, and skills. The various showstopper sub-events feature each of the themes, sub-themes and topics. These include the exhibition, Design Plus competition, Trend Forum, Guided Tours, Architecture+Technology Innovation Award, AIT Award, Technology Forum, Intersec Forum, BMWi zone, Building Technology Experts, and Building Technology Centre.

Companies that attend the fair include:

  • ABB AG;
  • Acolyte;
  • BASF;
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH;
  • Blaupunkt Lighting Europe;
  • Bosch;
  • EAE Group;
  • Lanxess;
  • Microsoft;
  • Panasonic;
  • Samsung;
  • Schneider Electric.

The sectors that attend the fair include manufacturing, skilled trades, and engineering. They also incorporate the planning, architecture, wholesale, retail, and realty industries.

Light + Building Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for Light + Building before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Messe Frankfurt and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information may need to be updated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

Light + Building 2018

The 2018 edition of Light + Building occurred in Messe Frankfurt. The event was held between the 18th and 23rd of March, 2018. The edition received 220 000 trade visitants and 2 714 exhibitor firms.

Light + Building 2022

Light + Building 2022 occurred in Messe Frankfurt between the 2nd and 6th of October 2022. The venue did not feature coronavirus safeguards due to the removal of the related domestic restrictions. The event was attended by 1 531 exhibitor firms from 46 countries and 92 838 visitants from 147 nations (55% of the attendees were from abroad).

Light + Building 2024

Light + Building 2024 occurred as a live trade exposition in Messe Frankfurt between the 3rd and 8th of March 2024. The event featured around 2 170 exhibiting firms from 54 nations (76% from abroad) and more than 151 000 visitants from 146 countries (51% from abroad). 95% of the visiting group were pleased with their attendance, and 93% stated they had met their attendance goals during the iteration. 


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