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THINKLIGHT 2021

Coming to you in two formats - Live in-person and virtual. The live events will be streamed in real time and will be available for on-demand viewing after the sessions conclude.

Below you will find the sessions in focus for 2021.

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Advisory committee

H.E. Ali Al Jassim

H.E. Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad ESCO, UAE

Afra Alowais

Afra Alowais

Chief Efficienology Officer, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)

Andrea Di Gregorio

Andrea Di Gregorio

Director – Energy Efficiency and Renewables Administration, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

David Andrew Dunn

David Andrew Dunn

Lighting Expert, Projects Manager, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport

Courtney Mark

Courtney Mark

Design Director & Founder, Studio Mark

Siddarth Mathur

Siddarth Mathur

Partner, Studio Lumen, UAE

waleed

Waleed Fakousa

Director at CD+M Lighting Design Group and The lighting Institute, UAE

Day 1: 28th Sep 2021

Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Net Zero Buildings

Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Net Zero Buildings

The environmental impact of buildings has become increasingly apparent. Many organizations recognize the value of green buildings and sustainability as part of their responsibility to more than just the bottom line. Green or sustainable practices within commercial buildings produce healthier and more resource-efficient models of operation and maintenance. 

Transport & Infrastructure

Transport & Infrastructure

Lighting design can be the difference between effective infrastructure and missing the mark. Good lighting design brings many benefits including the prevention of night-time road accidents, the provision of a safe environment for both motorized and non-motorized users. Innovations such as adaptive lighting, the application of LED light sources and control systems can reduce energy and carbon costs, while ensuring correct lighting performances.

Healthcare Lighting

Healthcare Lighting

With lighting equipment accounting for a good portion of a project’s FF&E costs, budget frequently drives healthcare lighting programs. At the same time, healthcare organizations realize that successful designs can pay off. For example, proper lighting can potentially improve patient satisfaction surveys—and, subsequently, reimbursements tied to those surveys—by positively influencing patients’ perceptions of their environments. 

IoT & Intelligent Lighting

IoT & Intelligent Lighting

Lighting appliances and the IoT ecosystem converge in several areas: health and wellness, lighting systems with advanced sensing, optical communications, and location services. Moreover, such lighting systems require the use of wired and wireless connectivity to be connected to the Internet. However, as the world of standards and protocols is evolving, manufacturers and lighting solution experts need to adapt the products to lighting market tendencies especially when it is combined together with the IoT environment and advanced lighting control systems.

Day 2: 29th Sep 2021

Commercial (Retail, Offices, Shopping Malls)

Commercial (Retail, Offices, Shopping Malls)

Lighting is one of the most underrated components in designing an establishment, despite having a significant effect in enhancing customer experience. Restaurants, hotels, convenient stores, and even barbershops have been utilizing lighting design to drive customers to their business. For retailers who haven’t invested yet in their lighting design, this is the time to understand how it affects brand perception and more.

REAL talk, Real people, “RAW Hospitality”

REAL talk, Real people, “RAW Hospitality”

The actual lighting fixtures a the hotel setting are often disregarded because people’s focus shifts to the architecture, the furniture, and the overall design of the place. But that’s the beauty of lighting. It can bring the best out of anything without stealing the spotlight. Customer preferences in hotels and restaurants change and you have to keep yourself updated if you want to stay relevant.

Exterior, Public Realm, Landscape

Exterior, Public Realm, Landscape

The right outdoor architectural lighting can transform a space. It enables us to use public spaces at night and can turn a dark and dingy thoroughfare into a brightly lit hub of activity. Lighting provides safe, appealing places to congregate. In busy cities, the need for open, public space continues beyond daylight hours. But more than that, well-designed lighting schemes create safe, welcoming areas to pause, rest and congregate.

Dark Skies: Care for light & value darkness

Dark Skies: Care for light & value darkness

Finding the value of darkness in the City of Lights might seem a contradiction, however it is very important.  With so many sources of light around us, darkness has become a scarce resource. The main goal of the session is to share with the audience, the way light pollution affects our environment and what we can do to help it improve.

 

Supporting Partner

THINKLIGHT Supporting Partner - The Lighting Institute

Testimonials

"One of the best sessions, really enjoyed it, thank you guys! Keep lighting."

"I really enjoyed this discussion, Thanks for touching on all the points we are concerned about. I will catch the remainder in the recording."

"Very wonderful session, really gave great insights into big data and how it truly changes the whole usage of a luminary."

"I just wanted to say that I've been attending Messe Frankfurt's webinars for a few months now and have found them to be higher quality than most other webinars I attend. Thank you."

2019 speakers

H.E. Ali Al Jassim

H.E. Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad ESCO, UAE

Christian Stahn

Christian Stahn

Marketing Manager, KNX Association, BELGIUM

Elizabeth Valkovics

Elizabeth Valkovics

Design Director, design worldwide partnership, UAE

Siddarth Mathur

Siddarth Mathur

Partner, Studio Lumen, UAE

Gayathri Unnikrishnan LEED AP BD+C, Director, Standard Development, Concept Lead for Light, International WELL Building Institute, USA

Gayathri Unnikrishnan

LEED AP BD+C, Director, Standard Development, Concept Lead for Light, International WELL Building Institute, USA

Azmi S. Aboul-Hoda, Managing Director, EMergy, UAE

Azmi S. Aboul-Hoda

Managing Director, EMergy, UAE

Regina Santos

Regina Santos

Associate, Head of Lighting Design, Godwin Austen Johnson, UAE

Andrea Di Gregorio

Andrea Di Gregorio

Director - Energy Efficiency and Renewables Administration, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, UAE

Sumaya Dabbagh, Owner and Architect, Dabbagh Architects

Sumaya Dabbagh

Owner and Architect, Dabbagh Architects

Prof idris

Dr. Idris Bedirhanoglu

Researcher Scientist - New York University Abu Dhabi - Board Member - Turkey Engineering News, UAE

Henrique Pereira

Henrique Pereira

Senior Manager – Energy Services - Energy Efficiency and Renewables Administration Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, UAE

Erin Slaviero

Erin Slaviero

Senior Lighting Designer, Nulty Lighting, UAE

Dr. Dragana Randelovic - Lecturer, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dragana Randelovic

Lecturer, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, UAE

Fahad Mohammed, Director of Facility Management, Deyaar Owners Association Management, UAE

Fahad Mohammed

Director of Facility Management, Deyaar Owners Association Management, UAE

Mahbouba Karima Al Awadhi, Sustainability Researcher,British University in Dubai, UAE

Mahbouba Karima Al Awadhi

Sustainability Researcher, British University in Dubai, UAE

Pauline Dibs, Lighting Designer, Umaya Lighting Design, UAE

Pauline Dibs

Lighting Designer, Umaya Lighting Design, UAE

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil Eng, New York university, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil Eng, New York university, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Fadi AlFaris, Business Director, Quantum Esco, UAE

Fadi AlFaris

Business Director, Quantum Esco, UAE

Khalid Shafar, Director, KHALID SHAFAR, UAE

Khalid Shafar

Director, KHALID SHAFAR, UAE

Vinod Pillai

Vinod Pillai

Specialist Lighting Designer, LW, UAE

Tolga Candan, Head of Strategic Business Development & Sales, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies

Tolga Candan

Head of Strategic Business Development & Sales, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, UAE

waleed

Waleed Fakousa

Director at CD+M Lighting Design Group and The lighting Institute, UAE

Yenal Gul

Yenal Gul

Head of DLS Sales, Osram Lighting Middle East, UAE

Andrea Sensoli

Andrea Sensoli

Founder & Director, SUPERFUTUREDESIGN, UAE

Sharon stammers

Sharon Stammers

Founder, Light Collective, UK

Angel Cerezo Cerezo

Angel Cerezo Cerezo

CEO and Architect of CREAM Estudio, SPAIN

Al Azem Personal Photo

Eng. Abdullaziz Aalazem

MD & Lighting Consultant, DTS Arabia, KSA

Chérine Saroufim | Lebanon

Chérine Saroufim

IALD, Lighting Designer, Interior Architect, Partner, Idepconsult, LEBANON

Dr. Dalal AlSharhan from KUWAIT

Dr. Dalal AlSharhan

Lighting Consultant, Kayan Office, KUWAIT

Helena Gentili

Helena Gentili

Director Lighting Design, Ivorysense, INDIA

Todd Albert Nims

Todd Albert Nims

Founder / Creative Director, Empty Quater Entertainment, KSA

Martin Klaasen

Martin Klaasen

Founder, Martin Klaasen Lighting Design, SINGAPORE

Martin

Martin Lupton

Founder, The Light Collective, UK

Courtney mark

Courtney Mark

Design Director & Founder, STUDIO MARK

Sakina

Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller

Sakina Dugawalla, Lighting Designer, Principal & Founder, Light Func, UAE

Nawaf Nahar Alnassar

Nawaf Nahar Alnassar

Interior Architect, 3njeddah, KSA

Amr Bashandy

Amr Bashandy

UL SASO EER and IEC EE Program Lead, UL, KSA

Duff Yang

Duff Yang

Energy Efficiency and Performance Testing Engineer, UL, CHINA

Martina Frattura

Martina Frattura

Lighting Designer, Synapse, PORTUGAL

Roberto Corradini

Roberto Corradini

Independent Lighting Designer, Lighting Design Workshop, ITALY

Surbhi Jindal

Surbhi Jindal

Founder, Principal Architect & Lighting Designer - DaLightHub Lighting Design & Consultancy, INDIA

Elisa Battilani - SPAIN, Founder at CREAM estudio

Elisa Battilani

CEO and Architect of CREAM Estudio, SPAIN

Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar - INDIA, Founder & Principal, Lighting Research & Design

Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar

Founder & Principal, Lighting Research & Design, INDIA

Pauline Dibs

Pauline Dibs

Lighting Designer, Umaya Lighting Design, UAE

Patricia Lopez Yanez

Patricia Lopez Yanez

Director, Lighting Design, Emaar Development, UAE

AnnaMaria Lambri, Associate Professor of Interior Design, American University of Dubai

AnnaMaria Lambri

Associate Professor of Interior Design, American University of Dubai