Smart Lighting Summit to kick off next week in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit will take place on 24th & 25th November at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

The emphasis is continually being put world-wide on Energy consumption and with over 20 per cent of the world’s electricity being consumed by lighting alone, a 1% saving would contribute hugely towards this initiative.

The objective of the Middle East Smart Lighting Summit is to educate stakeholders on best practices involved in sustainable lighting design and installations. Over 300 delegates from the public and private sector will come together next week at Dusit Thani to share ideas and discuss strategies around sustainable lighting.

“We are proud to be hosting the Summit in Abu Dhabi for the 3rd year in a row under the continued patronage of the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipality. With the various organizations being represented at the summit from countries worldwide including UK, China, Hong Kong, Finland, Ireland, USA, Germany, Taiwan, France, Poland, Japan, Turkey, South Africa, Qatar and UAE, it is overwhelming and reassuring to see the global collaboration of such industry leaders coming together at this event which reinforces the importance and commitment the industry has towards Sustainable Lighting.

The two-day program offers a range of topics and viewpoints focused around Sustainable lighting design and quality installations, Energy efficient street lighting, public realm and outdoor lighting applications, Lighting standards, certification and regulations updates, trends in LED’s, smart lighting controls and solar lighting, Upcoming lighting projects and strategies by local municipalities and developers, International lighting project showcases - the success stories and lessons learnt and New smart lighting technologies and innovative product design” commented Brad Hariharan, Project Director, Expotrade, the organizer of the Summit.

An exciting line-up of international and local speakers have been confirmed for the event, including Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert at Abu Dhabi City Municipality , Zachary Suchara, Director of Design at Luma Lighting Design, Helmut Regvart, GM & Head of Design - Lighting Design Austria, Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Vice President, Institution of Lighting Professionals, David Dunn, Technical Delivery Manager - Utilities, Mouchel Middle East, Faraz Izhar, Senior Lighting Designer at KEO, Yvon Muller, Artistic Director, Ymagine Light along with other industry leaders.

Simone Collon, Associate - Lighting Practice Leader Europe from Arup will present at the Lighting Summit on “Smart Meaningful Lighting Concepts”. Simone over the years has worked on various award winning international projects with UN Studio, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Asymptote, Zaha Hadid, MVRDV, BIG and other well-known architects. Besides that Simone has worked with large global clients from different sectors such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Bentley.

An innovative session by Roger Narboni, Lighting Designer, Concepto Studio on “New Trends in Lighting Master Planning and Urban Nightscapes” will be a key topic not to be missed. In 1987 Roger launched a new discipline called “Light Urbanism” and has since released more than 120 lighting master plans and numerous landscape, urban and architectural lighting projects globally such as the Cathedrals of Paris and Reims, Garonne river landscape in Toulouse, Nightscape of Grand Canal in Hangzhou, Dujiangyan rivers nightscape and many others.

The delegates will witness the latest in lighting technologies and solutions being showcased by major sponsors worldwide including Sylvania, Philips, Ligman, Schreder, Leotek, Luxvision, Amko Solar, Technilum, Kenall, OrangeTek, Hubell Lighting, iGuzzini and Inaba.

DMA’s launch of the Lighting Handbook is the first step in a range of additions and revisions to DMA documents through 2014 and 2015 with regards to public realm lighting, which will include revised DMA Lighting Specifications. The Book will provide comprehensive information on the design elements, lighting control standards, signage design specifications, ADQCC LED fixture certification scheme and ESMA Lighting Standards. A CD version of the Lighting Handbook will be distributed at the event to all the delegates.

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