Philips lighting joins MESmart Lighting &Energy Summit as gold sponsor

The Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit, the leading lighting and energy summit in the region, held under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, today announced that Philips Lighting has joined the summit as a Gold Sponsor. The fifth edition of the summit is scheduled to be held on 26-27 September at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

Featuring keynote sessions, panel discussions and case study presentations, the summit will explore the latest trends, best practices and developments in lighting within the region and across the globe. The summit will also lay emphasis on smart lighting systems and its interconnection with smart cities.

In line with this, Mr. Rami Hajjar, General Manager, Philips Lighting Middle East will deliver a presentation on Connected Lighting systems and how these empower cities to become smart cities.

Delivering energy efficient, sustainable connected LED lighting systems and services, Philips Lighting provides a wide range of feature-rich technology and expertise that enables the transformation to smart cities. This can be achieved via connected street lighting and architectural lighting; indoor positioning in retail stores and Power over Ethernet connected lighting for smart offices.

Mr. Rami Hajjar said, “Having pioneered the delivery of world-class quality energy-efficient LED lighting, we are now taking light beyond illumination, into a digital world in which it connects people, places and devices. Looking ahead, at Philips Lighting we foresee a day when all our bulbs and fixtures will be digital and network-ready. Using open standards, our lighting innovations will connect seamlessly to benefit our customers, the environment and improve lives.”

The summit will provide a unique platform to over 400 lighting professionals from across the region. Attendees present will gain valuable insight on Philips connected lighting systems and services - indoor positioning for retail, smart ofices and Philips ActiveSite for city beautification will be showcased at the summit.

Announcing the partnership, Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organisers of the summit said, “Philips Lighting has been at the forefront of introducing innovative lighting systems and services and its participation at the summit reaffirms the common vision shared. We are thrilled to have it join us as a repeat sponsor for this year’s edition of the summit and look forward to a long and fruitful association.”

To know more about the 5th Annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit, please log on to Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #MESLES2016.

About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2015 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at

About Expotrade

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

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Contact information

Lakshmi Ramarajan

Expotrade Middle East FZ-LLC

Tel: +9714-4542135


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