31 March 2021 - 1 April 2021
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Dubai, UAE

Summit Agenda

DAY 1 - 31st March 2021

08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:40


09:40 - 09:50

Welcome address by Platinum Sponsor

09:50 - 10:10

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

Faisal Rashid, DSM Senior Director, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Faisal Rashid

10:10 - 10:30

Smart Cities Impacting the Luminaire Manufacturing Industry

  • Smart cities driving disruption with integration of controls, big data and telecommunication
  • Smart street lighting poles and their roles as a communications network in smart cities
  • Manufacturers understanding the opportunities and challenges in imbibing technology to deliver reliable and valuable solutions to end users


Trevor Leighton, Global Technical Director, LIGMAN

Trevor Leighton

10:30 - 10:50

Government Regulations in Energy Efficiently Retrofitting Streetlights

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

Himanshu Sharma, Manager Business Development & Technical, Etihad ESCO - Etihad Energy Services Company

Himanshu Sharma

10:50 - 11:10

Smart Lighting Techniques: Benefits of Implementing Predictive and Monitoring Controls

  • Lighting revolution - An overview of smart lighting networks and management systems
  • Concepts such as circadian rhythms and architectural lighting combined with technology are the driving force for the present and future

Francesco Lozupone, Business Development Manager, Sylvania Lighting

Francesco Lozupone

11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:30

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 this post pandemic world?
  • 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

David Andrew Dunn, Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Zainab Mohamed Alhosani, Transport & Traffic Engineer - Municipal Roads and Infrastructure Sector, Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Eng. Roaa Ghassan Alkhatib, Chief Lightovation Officer - Electricity Services Dept., Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority
Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun, Lead - Energy Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure Development

David Andrew Dunn
Zainab Mohamed Alhosani
Eng. Roaa Ghassan Alkhatib
Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun

12:30 - 12:50

The Impact of Field Parameters Measurement on Operation and Energy Cost Saving

  • The asphalt diffused reflectance (Q0/Qd) is a key parameter. How can it be used in order to avoid waste of energy?
  • How can we measure the performance data of a street lighting system so to keep our system highly performing?


Roberto Inclinati, Global Senior Business Development Manager, UL

Roberto Inclinati

12:50 - 13:10

Customized Lighting Design for Domes

This presentation will delve into understanding the design concept for lighting the domes on Sharjah Mosque.

Mohannad Al Salkhadi, Principal Lighting Designer, ATI

Mohannad Al Salkhadi

13:10 - 14:00

Panel Discussion: Role of MEPs in Building Cities of the Future

  • Strategies that MEP professionals need to follow in order to maximize the potential of integrated systems while maintaining budgets and monitoring energy consumption
  • MEP leads play a key role in developing smart infrastructures – examples of upcoming/completed energy efficient projects that have integrated connected lighting
  • Challenges in adopting new sustainable technologies for monitoring and managing the distribution of power in public realm projects

Bushra Anwar, Associate – Electrical, Cundall
Henrique Pereira, Senior Manager – Energy Services, Energy Efficiency & Renewables Administration, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
Mohan Daniel, Senior Electrical Engineer, Atkins
Rabab Husain, Associate Director - Head of Electrical & ELV, Ramboll

Bushra Anwar
Henrique Pereira
Mohan Daniel
Rabab Husain

14:00 - 14:10


14:10 - 15:10


DAY 2 - 1st April 2021

09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Solar Street Lighting- is it feasible for the UAE?

  • Overview of solar power - a look at how solar works and the changes in technology
  • A breakdown of the acceptable methods of providing solar lighting
  • Lighting requirements incorporating a smart system and the benefits of the smart system
  • Economic assessment - Solar vs Cabled network comparison to show benefits and the Return of Investment. What is required in the assessment?
  • Case study - solar lighting has been installed as pilot projects in Abu Dhabi. The case study will look at the findings of solar conversion over time and the effects of dust on the PV cells

David Andrew Dunn, Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi City Municipality

David Andrew Dunn

10:30 - 11:20

Panel Discussion: Lighting the Public Realm – Integrating Retrofits & Technology

  • The rise of technological innovation in smart cities has changed the modus operandi in public lighting strategies
  • AI and IoT are transforming the management of outdoor lights – best practices in cost management and energy efficiency
  • Upgrades and retrofits to make energy efficient cities – what are the challenges MEP managers should be ready for?

Ashraf Ali Khan, Head of Sustainability, Griffin Consultants
Eng. Abdulrahman Omar Ali Alkholy, Senior Electrical Engineer - Design Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Sheeba Benny, Head of Electrical, Ted Jacob Engineering Group
Suhas Inamdar, Head of Planning and Technical, Al Wasl Properties

Ashraf Ali Khan
Eng. Abdulrahman Omar Ali Alkholy
Sheeba Benny
Suhas Inamdar

11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

Li-Fi – The Game Changer in Data Transfer Technology

  • Understanding Li-Fi Technology – exploring the advantages and limitations
  • Debunking myths about Li-Fi technology
  • Applications of Li-Fi
  • Impact of Li-Fi on Lighting industry

Suhas Inamdar, Head of Planning and Technical, Al Wasl Properties

Suhas Inamdar

12:10 - 12:30

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

Regina Santos, Founder - Lighting Designer, Light Fusion

Regina Santos

12:30 - 12:50

Light Quality VS Light Performance and Energy Saving

  • Factors that affect light quality
  • Effect of light types on human activity
  • Aging and light
  • Case studies and research

Eng. Abdulrahman Omar Ali Alkholy, Senior Electrical Engineer - Design Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Eng. Abdulrahman Omar Ali Alkholy

12:50 - 13:30

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

Erin Slaviero, Senior Lighting Designer, Nulty Lighting
Paul Miles, Lighting Designer & Partner, Light Touch PLD
Regina Santos, Founder - Lighting Designer, Light Fusion
Waleed Fakousa, Director & Managing Director, CD+M & The Lighting Institute

Erin Slaviero
Paul Miles
Regina Santos
Waleed Fakousa

13:30 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:40


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