The Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair starts a new phase this year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd, the new edition will be held from 20 – 22 September 2012. The show will encompass the four themes, building automation, smart home, generic cabling as well as security and access control, and is expected to occupy exhibition space totalling 10,000 sqm. Eastern China has been leading the way in the nation’s growing intelligent building market. In view of the huge demand for relevant technologies and solutions, a number of renowned international and domestic industry leaders have confirmed their participation at the Shanghai fair. Exhibitors include Tridium (US), KNX China (including members: Siemens, Schneider, ABB and Hager Group), EnOcean (Germany), BACnet (US), LonMark (US), Beckhoff (Germany), Thermokon (Germany), Cybrotech (UK), MTLC Electric Appliances (US), GIRA (Germany), IGREEN (Taiwan), DAE Instrument (Taiwan) and BOFU (China). These exhibitors will bring along systems and products for building automation, smart home and community management, generic cabling, security & access control, audio & video, intelligent sun shading, hotel intelligent solutions as well as a series of electrical engineering products. Special focus will be placed on energy-saving devices for buildings and the application of automation control systems in the hotel industry.