Following the continued success of the Middle East Lighting Summit in April this year event organizers, Expotrade, today announced the 7th edition of the summit - the Middle East Lighting Design Summit - to take place on 2nd and 3rd May 2018 in Dubai.
The region’s leading lighting summit will bring together lighting experts, designers, architects, developers and urban planners from across the GCC region.
Where in previous years, the event has focused on aspects such as smart lighting, public lighting and street lighting, the 2018 summit will lay a strong emphasis on lighting design and the current trends, technologies and practices that are shaping the lighting design industry. The summit will see an impressive line-up of experts speaking on a range of lighting design topics, including lighting systems of the future; human centric lighting; the importance of lighting in interior design; indoor light management; architectural lighting; and urban lighting design concepts.
Lighting design is becoming increasingly significant across the region, especially as it is forecast to be one of the fastest growing markets. Furthermore the GCC has already committed to reducing its carbon footprint and electricity demand by 2025, with extensive targets in place to achieve this - and companies are striving to improve visual appeal whilst simultaneously employing sustainable methods of lighting.
Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, comments: “With the ever-increasing digitalization of light, technology and connectivity, lighting companies are set to adapt their business models and devise a new approach to industry growth. At this year’s summit, these types of companies will be part of the 400+ lighting professionals from across the region that will meet to gain new insights and opportunities to discuss new technologies, trends and the future of the lighting design industry.”
Experts including Gerd Pfarré, Managing/Design Director, Pfarré Lighting Design; Rodrigo Roveratti, Associate Lighting Designer, Nulty+; Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association; David Lessard, Director of Hospitality, Perkins+Will; and Tanas Khoury, CEO, Light Concept are just some of the speakers that have confirmed their attendance at the summit in advance.
Furthermore, the event will include the world’s leading manufacturers showcasing their most innovative products and applications – the previous edition saw household names such as Philips, Osram, EE Consulting, Tecon and Fael Luce participate at the event.
Mr. Hariharan continues: “The 7th Annual Middle East Lighting Design Summit will not only offer leading and international experts speaking on a range of topics, but it will also provide delegates with an ideal opportunity to learn more about the potential within the market, developing trends and emerging technologies driving the sector.”
More information on the summit is now available at www.lightingsummit.com. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #MELDS2018.
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