STRATEGIES IN LIGHT EUROPE NEWS
Strategies in Light Europe, now in its sixth year, is the continent’s biggest and brightest LED lighting event, attracting professionals from 52 countries. Held at the London ExCeL Centre on November 17-19, 2015, the event offers a one day Investor Forum (17 November) followed by two days of thought-provoking conference sessions. These sessions will highlight the latest developments in markets, applications and technology.
This year, for the first time, Strategies in Light Europe will take place in London, co-located with leading lighting industry trade show LuxLive. The co-location promises to deliver Europe’s largest annual LED and lighting event, with over 7,000 attendees. This sends a powerful signal to the international lighting community that London is the place to be from November 17-19th.
Powerful reasons to visit
The co-location of these two prestigious events offers visitors a powerful reason to attend. Whilst LuxLive focuses on the end-user and design end of the lighting arena, Strategies in Light Europe has its own distinct focus and purpose. It is aimed at addressing the interests of those associated with the manufacture, development and application of lighting technologies. Its co-location with LuxLive brings significant benefits to the visitor: never before has any combination of events brought together this comprehensive range of key individuals, joining lighting specifiers, manufacturers, designers and the end user market.
This winning partnership makes the sessions yet more appealing and relevant, while the location eases networking across Europe and beyond.
Learning about lighting
Taking advantage of the rapid changes affecting Europe and the world’s lighting industry can be a challenge. To address these changes, Strategies in Light Europe has curated a world class line-up of sessions, ranging from markets for LED lighting to networked indoor lighting to smart cities to the health effects of lighting.
“The conference will focus on cutting-edge topics that affect the lighting industry now and in the future,” said Bob Steele, Strategies in Light Europe Conference Chair.
“Keynote and plenary sessions will feature top executives from the lighting industry, plus a speaker or two offering a different perspective from outside the industry.
“Many sessions will feature panel discussions, allowing the audience to participate more fully with extended Q&A periods. Plus, networking with colleagues from throughout the EU lighting industry at breaks and receptions is a fantastic reason to attend.”
Shining a light on the sessions
Following the Keynote and Plenary sessions, the conference will break into two parallel tracks – Market and Applications and Technology Issues and Trends. Sessions in the Market and Applications Track will include Smart Lighting, Lighting and Health, Embedded Lighting, Impact of LEDs on Lighting Design, and Market Trends.
The Technology Issues and Trends track will include sessions on Advances in LED Component Technology, Luminaire Design Challenges and Opportunities, Outdoor Lighting/Smart Cities, Energy Aspects of Lighting Systems, and Thermal Management.
These exciting sessions – led by some of the lighting world’s leading LED and lighting experts – will disseminate key elements of vital importance to the European lighting community. Covering the entire LED lighting value chain, including components, subsystems, applications and the industry’s financial status, they will deliver unprecedented benefits to EU lighting professionals.
Key session speakers at Strategies in Light Europe
Keynote and plenary
- Ulrich Schumacher, CEO, Zumtobel Group
- Massimiliano Guzzini, Vice President, iGuzzini
- Nico Jonkers, Senior Vice President, SmartSpace Line of Business, Schneider Electric
- Zoltan Koltai, EMEA Technology Director, GE Lighting
- Philip Smallwood, Director of LED and Lighting Market Research, Strategies Unlimited
Market & Applications
- Stuart Piercy, Piercy & Co
- Brad Koerner, Philips Lighting
- Prof. Herbert Plischke of Munich University of Applied Sciences
- Ron Sege, Echelon
- Carla Wilkins, Lichtvision
Technology Issues & Trends
- Dan Doxsee, Nichia Europe
- Andrew Smith, Power Integrations
- Will Gibson, Telensa,
- Thomas Knoop, INTEGRATED
- James Hooker, Havells-Sylvania