Middle East Lighting Design Summit 2018

2-3 May 2018
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

Summit Agenda

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» DAY 1 - 2nd May 2018

» DAY 2 - 3rd May 2018

DAY 1 - 2nd May 2018
08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 10:00

MC OPENING ADDRESS

10:00 - 10:20

The Future of Lighting Design

  • New trends in lighting design – Changing the way lighting interacts with architecture
  • Role of digitalization in lighting design – What are future trends?
  • Lighting design concepts that improve functionality, maximize use of natural light and result in energy savings
  • Visual appeal – The fusion of lighting with design adding a richness to the ambience
10:20 - 10:40

Roles Reinvented – The New Age Lighting Designer

  • Lighting designer’s role in the construction administration phase
  • Challenges of the profession in today’s day and age
  • What does the future hold in store for lighting designers?
10:40 - 11:00

Façade Lighting – Giving Structures a New Facelift

  • How buildings act as a canvas for LED lighting systems – Using innovatively designed façade lighting to highlight building appearances
  • Lightshows – Transforming the building’s façade into an artistic lighting installation
  • The need for urban lighting policy to control the risk of being over-illuminated and how to tackle it
11:00 - 11:20

Lighting Systems of the Future – Transforming Light in the Age of Digital

  • How technology has merged with lighting – Reducing costs with increased integration
  • From luminaires to connected lighting systems – What is next?
  • Delivering new experiences with updated applications and functionalities
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO THE LIGHTING DESIGN LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:10

Is There a Need for Collaborative Lighting Design?

  • Approach to collaborative lighting design
  • Benefits and opportunities in merging different aesthetic sensibilities
  • Challenges faced in delivering the best projects
12:10 - 12:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Human Centric Lighting – More than just a Concept

  • Adding value – Using light to improve health and emotional wellbeing
  • How organizations are modifying and implementing lighting systems to increase productivity
  • Measuring the effects of human centric lighting – Is this the lighting of the future?
12:50 - 13:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Rethinking Urban Lighting Design Concepts and Techniques

  • Illuminating city landmarks with inspiring visual experiences: Combining aesthetics and technology to enhance city lighting
  • Enhancing architecture with lighting at night: Combining lighting with design in enhancing urban spaces
  • Urban lighting design challenges & key strategic solutions
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 15:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Architectural Lighting 2.0

  • How advanced is the Middle East region in adopting new ideas?
  • Between bigger is always better and less is more, where is the architectural lighting design market headed?
  • Light as art: Impact of lighting in contemporary architecture
  • Illumination techniques: Creates fluidity between indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Challenges of lighting modern architecture
15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Retail Lighting – The Focus on the Importance of Light

  • Good lighting is the most effective merchandising and marketing tool
  • Lighting design and light distribution techniques that allow the product to take the limelight
  • Using modern lighting options to pique consumer interest
15:50 - 16:00

MC CLOSES

16:00 - 16:30

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO THE LIGHTING DESIGN LOUNGE

DAY 2 - 3rd May 2018
09:20 - 09:50

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

MC OPENS

10:00 - 10:20

How Lighting Design is Linked to Visual Perception

  • How does the human brain react to changing visual perceptions? Understanding the role that lighting design plays
  • Leveraging lighting architecture to influence visual perception
  • Adopting a design strategy to provide a positive visual perception
10:20 - 10:40

Lighting Colour Temperature

  • Hues of light influencing the mood and colouration of the room
  • Why is colour temperature an important element in lighting design?
  • How to use colour temperature to your advantage?
10:40 - 11:00

How Does Ambient Lighting Affect You?

  • The underlying power of ambient lighting
  • Importance of ambient lighting in putting together a great lighting plan
  • Human health & ambient lighting – Understanding the impact
11:00 - 11:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO THE LIGHTING DESIGN LOUNGE

11:30 - 12:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Public Lighting Design Strategy – Changing the Way Our Cities Look

  • How are lighting systems and techniques evolving as cities change?
  • Creative lighting solutions shaping public spaces and cities of the future
  • Infusing technology and creativity in outdoor lighting projects
  • Improving city experience with public lighting design – How does lighting make a positive impact to city architecture?
12:10 - 12:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Lighting Installations in the Hospitality Industry – Setting the Right Mood

  • Transforming the ambience with lights – Need for customized lighting
  • Achieving that ‘perfect light’ combination to achieve customer satisfaction
  • How is the hospitality industry adapting with the advancements in lighting technology?
  • Bringing about flexibility and creativity with IoT enabled automated lighting systems
12:50 - 13:50

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:50 - 14:10

Enhancing the Style Quotient with Decorative Lighting Fixtures

  • Accentuating your décor with decorative lights – Its role in interior design
  • Is it only about the element of functionality or is there emphasis on the style quotient as well?
  • Integrating sustainability and its challenges
14:10 - 14:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Lighting as a Design Tool – Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

  • Major drivers of indoor lighting management
  • Striking a balance between the use of natural and artificial light to enhance spaces
  • Creating an exceptional environment – How lighting solutions add to the aesthetic appeal
  • How lighting accentuates key elements and helps enhance the interiors
  • Digital infrastructure and how it impacts the design of indoor lighting systems
14:50 - 15:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Daylight Design Strategy – More of a Necessity than a Luxury

  • How is daylight planning interspersed with a building’s design process?
  • Incorporating natural light to transform spaces – Effective strategies and techniques
  • Natural lighting as a key design element – Accentuating spaces with daylight
  • Putting the focus on sustainable design practices using natural light
  • Case study – Lighting design at the Apple Store
15:30 - 15:40

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

15:40 - 16:10

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO THE LIGHTING DESIGN LOUNGE

Agenda is subject to change

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2-3 May 2018

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

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