ME Smart Lighting & Energy 2020

20-21 April 2020
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE


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» DAY 1 - 20th April 2020

» DAY 2 - 21st April 2020

DAY 1 - 20th April 2020
08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:40


09:40 - 10:00

Light Years Ahead – Exploring Latest Lighting Strategies for the Middle East

  • Energy consumption in the Middle East is estimated to increase in the upcoming years – where is the future of efficient lighting headed?
  • Adoption of international energy efficient standards – promoting the use of LED lighting systems
  • The evolution of efficient lighting strategies - infusing design and energy efficient technology
10:00 - 10:20

Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 – Towards Sustainable Development

  • Dubai’s vision of pioneering in energy security and efficiency making it a leading example of sustainable cities in the world
  • Demand side management strategy reducing the consumption per capita since its implementation in 2010
  • Case study of how DEWA over exceeded their conservation of energy targets thereby ensuring cost efficiency
10:20 - 10:40

Smart City Lighting – Demand based Efficient Lighting  

  • By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas – strategies to reduce the overall urban energy consumption
  • Leveraging smart public lighting to better the quality of urban life – opportunities and challenges
  • How are cities embracing energy efficient lighting strategies?
10:40 - 11:00

Façade Lighting – Creating Aesthetic Sensibility

  • LED lighting systems changing the way buildings appear – Use of innovatively designed façade lighting to highlight building appearances
  • What are the factors transforming the building’s façade into an artistic lighting installation?
  • How urban lighting experts are controlling the risk of over illuminating iconic structures?
11:00 - 11:40

Panel Discussion: Placemaking & Lighting Design – Changing Urban Life for the Better

  • The role of lighting in creating a lively urban space has taken much importance in urban life
  • The right choice of sustainable lighting and design will help change the perception of a place as night light not only makes an area vibrant, but also safe
  • Challenges lighting experts face when lighting up the public realm, techniques one can learn from other cities
11:40 - 12:10


12:10 - 12:30

Smart Streetlights Integral to Creating Connected Cities – The Role of IoT

  • IoT is perpetually changing day to day functions. How are streetlights changing the way cities are connected?
  • What are the challenges in implementing IoT connected streetlights in the Middle East?
  • LED street lights with sensor technology, connected via wireless technology to create smart networks – where is the future headed?
12:30 - 13:10

Panel Discussion: Lighting Future Cities – Government’s Role in Efficiently Lighting the Public Realm

  • Intelligent lighting design for the public realm – What are the strategies that best fit smart cities in the region?
  • How do upcoming innovative technologies ensure urban landscape areas are well-lit without incurring high energy costs?
  • Challenges in implementing policies that help achieve the vision of a green economy
13:10 - 13:30

Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofits – Cities Changing Their Lighting Legacy

  • Retrofitting is the game changer to energy efficiency. Are LED lighting fixtures reducing energy consumption in cities?
  • Tackling the challenges in retrofitting existing infrastructures
  • How are government organizations in the UAE setting examples in retrofitting and ensuring energy efficiency is on the rise?
13:30 - 13:50

Emerging Technological Trends in the Lighting Industry

  • Li-Fi as a concept is gaining momentum. What are the benefits in using light infrastructures for transmitting data?
  • Light luminaries can connect IoT services to provide a seamless outdoor experience. When can we expect a Li-Fi connected public space in the Middle East?
  • What are the challenges in the installation and maintenance of Li-Fi technology?
13:50 - 14:10

Night Urban Lighting – Creating Safe and Aesthetic Cities

  • Perceptions of a place at night can vary drastically in daylight – What are the factors for effective night time lighting?
  • Best urban lighting concepts followed in the region. How does interactive urban lighting change public spaces?
  • Case Study: Meraas’ projects that focus on urban night lighting to change the ambiance once the sun goes down
14:10 - 14:50

Panel Discussion: Evolution of Facility Management – Integrating Retrofits & Technology

  • The rise of technological innovation in smart cities changing the modus operandi in facility management
  • AI and IoT are transforming facilities management – best practices in cost management and energy efficiency
  • Upgrades and retrofits to make energy efficient buildings – what are the challenges facility managers should be ready for?
14:50 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:30


DAY 2 - 21st April 2020
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

UAE Energy Strategy 2050 – Creating Sustainable Cities

  • Estidama and Taqati are leading UAE’s energy strategy - an overview of the country’s energy conservation and sustainability policies
  • What are the policies that can curb the reduction in high energy consumption sectors such as commercial, residential and hospitality?
  • Wasteful energy routine is quite common in cities. What are the latest developments in order to reduce energy consumption?
10:20 - 10:40

LEDs – The Preferred Option for Streetlights: A Must Have in Every City

  • The growing popularity of LED lights within public spaces – key benefits and advantages
  • Challenges faced in implementing outdoor LED street lights and maintaining it
  • Case Study of how LED streetlights reduced Dubai’s carbon emissions
10:40 - 11:00

Sustainable Lighting: LEED-ing the Way for Efficient Lighting

  • Lighting up a city or a building results in massive usage of electricity. What are the challenges in ensuring LEED standards are followed?
  • How are lighting experts following LEED certifications when designing energy efficient buildings?
  • A case study of platinum certified DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz and its journey
11:00 - 11:20

Urban efficiency in Cities – Demand for Cost Efficient Retrofits

  • Lighting retrofits save energy and reduce carbon emissions. What are the best practices lighting experts have to keep in mind?
  • Etihad ESCO has become the front runner in implementing lighting retrofit projects across the UAE. What are the challenges faced in such retrofitting projects?
  • Etihad ESCO on the path to create energy efficient market – making the sustainability dream a reality
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion – Lighting systems of the future                                                            

  • Understanding the upcoming technology trends that are disrupting existing lighting practices
  • Challenges in adopting new sustainable lighting design for urban spaces
  • What are the best practices lighting designers need to be follow?
12:30 - 12:50

Lighting Techniques Lead 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 daylight is the most prominent factor for lighting designers
  • What are the challenges lighting designers face toward achieving energy efficiency in terms of lighting buildings?
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 or misdirected night light can have drastic effect on biodiversity as well as humans
  • What can be best practices that can be adopted by regulators in order to curb this disruption in circadian rhythms?
13:10 - 13:30

Solar Lighting Helping UAE Achieve its Sustainability Goals

  • Solar powered LED lighting in urban spaces – Achieving reduction in energy consumption
  • Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 is coming to a reality with world’s largest solar power project in UAE - will green projects such as Dubai Airports solar hub and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park become mainstream?
  • Countering the challenges in maintaining the long term operational cost of solar powered street lights
13:30 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Implementing Lighting Design Strategies for city’s most recognized landmarks

  • Developing technology driven lighting designs for UAE’s most recognizable landmarks – what are the best practices followed?
  • Overview of key projects within the UAE - understanding the fundamentals of enhancing lighting design in landmark projects
  • Challenges in delivering energy efficient landmark projects while enhancing the aesthetic ambience
14:10 - 14:30

Smart Lighting Intelligently Managing Traffic – Creating Seamless Cities

  • Street lights gather a lot of city data. How can it effectively be analyzed to help managing people movement within cities?
  • Real time data updates of accidents or congestion can help in re-routing traffic and creating seamless flow
  • Intelligent lighting in cities connects all public services and hence reducing response time. What are challenges in maintaining these technologically advanced infrastructures in cities?
14:30 - 14:40


14:40 - 15:10


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20-21 April 2020

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