Middle East Lighting Design Summit 2019

29-30 April 2019
Roda Al Bustan, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Summit Agenda

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DAY 1 - 29th April 2019
08:40 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Latest Trends in the Lighting Industry

  • The evolution of lighting design techniques in the Middle East
  • Infusing light with design and architecture to enhance the surroundings ambience
  • Where is the future of lighting design headed?
10:20 - 10:40

Light Techniques Leading the Way to Net Zero Buildings

  • Energy efficient lighting needs to be priority for lighting designers
  • As UAE aims to reduce energy consumption, efficient usage of light is the most prominent factor for lighting designers
  • What are the challenges lighting designers face toward achieving energy efficiency in terms of lighting buildings?
10:40 - 11:00

Incorporating Sustainable Lighting into Design

  • Lighting is important in design; lighting the right way ensures sustainable lighting is practiced
  • Lighting designers need to focus on sustainable lighting when designing spaces
  • What are the best sustainable lighting strategies followed in the region?
11:00 - 11:20

Contemporary Role of Lighting Designers

  • The role of a lighting designer is evolving at a fast pace, how quickly should lighting designers adopt to new ideas and concepts?
  • What does the future of lighting designer’s role entail?
  • Challenges in the role of a lighting designers in the region
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Panel discussion – Collaboration is the Key: Lighting Design from a Developer's perspective

  • Designer, Architect and Developer – different viewpoints to achieve the same goal; what is the design strategy that needs to be adopted?
  • In striking the right balance between all stakeholders, what are the key metrics in implementing a successful lighting design project?
  • The Design Element - Importance of using the right lighting designer for your project
12:30 - 12:50

Quality of Light in Public Spaces Indicate Directions to Smarter Living in Cities

  • Smarter and intelligent lighting can ensure a city’s safety which boosts its identity
  • Regulators need to focus on lighting a city with environmental and sustainable parameters
  • Connected lighting reduces carbon footprint. In achieving this, what are the challenges faced in the region?
12:50 - 13:10

UAE’s Light Pollution on the Rise

  • UAE is pioneering in technology and is facing environmental concerns, of which, light pollution is one among them
  • Light pollution has drastic effect on biodiversity as well humans
  • What can be best practices that can be adopted by regulators in order to curb this disruption in circadian rhythms?
13:10 - 13:50

Panel Discussion: Growing importance in Efficient Public Lighting

  • The perception of a space can change drastically on the way it is lit and lighting designers along with architects play a key role in this
  • Public lighting can shape the way shared spaces blend within the society and offer better interaction
  • Creative usage of public lighting can aid in saving energy
13:50 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:10

Emerging Technologies in the Lighting Industry

  • IoT and connected street lighting systems are essential to a smart city
  • Light luminaries can connect IoT services for a seamless experiences
  • Challenges in implementing Lifi in the region and its futuristic trends
15:10 - 15:30

Lighting Urban Nightscapes

  • Perceptions of a place at night can vary drastically in daylight – how does the creativity of a lighting designer come into the foray?
  • Best urban lighting concepts followed in the region. How does interactive urban lighting change public spaces?
  • Case Study: Meeras’ projects that focus on interesting lighting concepts
15:30 - 15:50

Why Color Temperatures stands out as an important factor for lighting designers?

  • How color temperatures are gaining importance across a building’s interior and exterior?
  • Tones and hues of light can influence moods of people
  • Challenges a lighting designer faces in setting the right color temperatures
15:50 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


DAY 2 - 30th April 2019
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Light Plays a Crucial Role in a holistic Wellbeing

  • Research indicates the positive influence of people present in well-lit environments. How can lighting designers imbibe this in projects?
  • Will lighting residential spaces be more well-being focused than energy efficient?
  • What are the best practices lighting designers need to be mindful of when designing residential spaces?
10:20 - 10:40

Lighting ergonomics for the workplace

  • Sustainability is the essence of ergonomic lighting
  • Achieving workplace wellness by incorporating natural light 
  • Going beyond LED lighting fixtures - exploring the full potential of natural light
10:40 - 11:20

Panel Discussion: Human Centric Lighting – A priority for Lighting Designers?

  • ‘Circadian lighting’ – a term most lighting designers are aware of. However, how often does a lighting designer practically consider such a concept?
  • Are organizations embracing this concept to ensure employees work in better lit spaces?
  • Understanding the role of circadian lighting and is there a lighting design strategy to be followed?
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Panel discussion – Natural Light to Change the Perception of Spaces

  • Abundance of daylight reduces energy consumption but might diminish the essence of a space
  • Techniques to transform spaces with natural daylight
  • Challenges in using daylight as a design concept to ensure the space utilizes sustainable lighting techniques
12:30 - 12:50

Digitization of Light

  • Digital developments in lighting and its impact on lighting industry
  • Factors and trends lighting experts need to be updated on in order to design the city of the future
  • Challenges in the pace of adopting digital developments in this industry
12:50 - 13:30

Panel Discussion: Smart Interior Design through Light Design Techniques

  • Right lighting of interiors will increase the visual appeal and ambience of spaces
  • Daylight or artificial light – which would be a sustainable approach?
  • What are the challenges in integrating light as a design aspect for interiors?
13:30 - 13:50

Importance of Architectural Lighting in a Tourist Oriented City

  • Tourist attractions and structures can be better enhanced with the right use of lighting design
  • What are the challenges lighting designers face in incorporating latest technology to light up structures?
  • Dubai leading in lighting iconic structures creatively such as lighting Dubai Frame, Burj Al Arab, and Burj Khalifa
13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30


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29-30 April 2019

Roda Al Bustan, Dubai
United Arab Emirates



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