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15 - 17 October 2019 Dubai, UAE Visitor Registration

THINKLIGHT Conference

A FREE-to-attend education series for the entire industry. 20+ speakers and sessions, over three days, all in one location.

About the THINKLIGHT Conference

Light Middle East hosts three days of extensive conference sessions on the show floor, enabling you to hear best practices, case studies, standards, regulations and learn about the latest innovations and engage in panel discussions

Speakers are drawn from big players in the built environment and will explore the role of innovative technology and design in achieving their professional objectives.

  • Professional lighting Design & Architecture
  • IoT & Intelligent Lighting
  • Integrated Building Technology

Who should attend? 

Lighting Designers, Lighting Specifiers, Architects, Interior Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers, Light Manufacturers, Consultants, Engineers, Urban Planners and Property Developers, Environment and Sustainability Consultants, Suppliers and Distributors.

Content tracks at THINKLIGHT 2019

Professional lighting design & Architecture Forum is dedicated to Architectural Lighting Design with the sole purpose of promoting the art, science and culture of professional lighting design. The forum will address topics of concern and interest to lighting designers and lighting professionals, inviting them to expand their knowledge, exchange ideas and network on a platform that goes beyond national boundaries and regional associations’ work.

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  • Design with LED Technology for Interior Designers
  • The Poetics of Darkness
  • Bridging the Concept and Content of Lighting Design
  • Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects
  • Lighting in an IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) Process
  • Guidelines for Specifying Light Fixtures in WELL Projects: What to Consider and What to Avoid
  • Rethinking The Ceiling: A Lighting Perspective
  • Get a Grip On Color Science
  • Spec It Like You Mean It: How to Make Sure You Get What You Want and What You Need
  • Transcending the Bowl – Stadium Lighting Beyond the Field
  • Starving for Darkness – Impact of Light Pollution
  • In the Dark: Emergency Lighting Requirements
  • Integrating Circadian/WELL Simulation into Lighting Design Decisions
  • Design Implications of Circadian Lighting
  • Designing Supportive Environments for Low Vision: Effective Tools and Techniques
  • Horticulture LED Lighting Solutions
  • Integration of Acoustic Control in Lighting Fixtures
  • Time is Money: Examining the Lighting Design and Manufacturer Relationship
  • Women and Leadership

The introduction of LED technology is changing the lighting industry from analogue to digital. Tech Talk area will focus on growing the market by stimulating more intelligence, controls, sensors, and dimming. As buildings become ‘smarter’ and need to operate as connected ecosystems, lighting will become the backbone of an intelligent building. 

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  • Do wireless, connected, IoT ready devices actually add value or do they create complexity?
  • Impact of Solid-State Lighting on Health & Safety
  • How can the latest “Internet of Things” technology improve life safety, productivity & Compliance?
  • Bridging the Uncanny Valley - Enhancing the User Experience of Smart Lighting 
  • What's So Smart About Smart Lighting Control Systems? 
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dimming LEDs 
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Lighting - Enabling Integrated, Automated Buildings
  • Applying Wireless Technologies in Smart Buildings 
  • Introduction to LiFi
  • Why “Compatibility” is the Magic Word in Controlling LEDs
  • Smart Lights with Machine Learning for Smart Living
  • Best practices in Wireless Lighting Controls
  • Tunable Lighting Systems for Optimal Health in Humans & Plants
  • Getting What You Want in Your Next Connected Lighting Installation
  • Human Centric Lighting for Top Performance: Learnings from Light Stimulation of world class athletes
  • Horticultural Lighting: Advantages of using full spectrum

Integrated Building Technology Forum has been established to identify long-term energy, environmental, economic, and technological issues, assess their potential effect on existing buildings, and creating the latest generation of smart buildings. Visitors will gain information they need to arrive at an informed decision on how to make their buildings more economic for owners and more functional for occupiers.

To do this requires adding intelligence from the design phase through to the end of the building's useful life. Smart buildings use information technology during operation to connect subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimize total building performance. 

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  • The Future of Digital Buildings
  • Smart Buildings: Smart Experience: ‘From Concept to Reality'
  • Buildings need to be alive before they can be smart: Towards a Next-Gen IoT Ecosystem
  • Panel 'In-Building Wireless. How connected is connected enough?'
  • The Connected Hotel Guestroom
  • Specifications for Interoperability and Systems Integration
  • Tech for the Next-Level of Design
  • A Highly-Connected Smart HVAC Program
  • Selecting and Deploying IoT Platforms on Lighting and HVAC Infrastructure
  • Connectivity: The Key to Making Your Building SMART
  • Smart Buildings for smart Businesses: How IoT Technology evolution transforms buildings into operational assets
  • Simplifying IoT in Healthcare facilities and workplaces
  • Smart Buildings in the Future: Making existing buildings smarter
  • Tech for the Next-Level of Design

2018 THINKLIGHT speakers

Alex Cunningham

Alex Cunningham

Associate Director., Benoy

Dan Hodgson

Dan Hodgson

Lighting Applications, Director, acdc

Darren Orrow

Darren Orrow

Director, Into Lighting

David Dunn

David Dunn

Lighting Expert Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipalities

David Lessard

David Lessard

Design Director, H+A

Elisa Rodriguez

Elisa Rodriguez

Studio Leader, Rockwell Group

Isabel Pintado

Isabel Pintado

Senior Vice President and Managing Director Middle East & Africa Wilson Associates

Mehran Hashemi

Mehran Hashemi

CEO, TradeLum Co.

Dr. Mario Rossi

Dr. Mario Rossi

Principal, ambientStudio,Ltd.

Martin Klaasen

Martin Klaasen

Founder & Director, Klaasen Lighting Design

Martin Valentine Global Design Director LIGMAN

Martin Valentine

Global Design, Director, LIGMAN

Michael David Lewis

Michael David Lewis

Senior Director - Design Studio, Studio M

Sergio Padula

Sergio Padula

Technical Director, iGuzzini Middle East

Vibhor Sogani

Vibhor Sogani

Director, Sogani Studios

Walter Parmiani

Walter Parmiani

Principal Engineer, UL

2019 Advisory Committee

Benjamin Heydon

Benjamin Heydon, Landscape Consultant

Benjamin Heydon is a Director of Mawarid Investment Holdings and has worked in the specialist fields of Landscape Planning and Architecture for over 17-years as; programme and project management, designer, planning and advisory roles.

His experience has been generated through extensive exposure to unique environments which has seen him work throughout the Middle East, Australia, Canada and Africa, for both public and private sector clients. He has worked on a variety of projects from strategic frameworks, technical documentation, place-making development and landscape design.

Kristin Lee

Kristin Lee, Chair and Associate Professor of Interior Design

My undergraduate degree is in Women’s Studies, and that perspective has shaped how I view design. I am drawn to design as a balance of creativity and practicality, and that practicality can have a huge impact on people’s well-being.

I’ve worked on projects ranging from senior living to healthcare to large scale residential. How space impacts those who inhabit it is why I love design, and by teaching I get to share that
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Teaching allows me to connect with the next generation, and is more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. At AUD, we really do achieve a dialogue; it is a mutually beneficial relationship. Human’s experience of space happens on so many levels, we receive signals that we’re not even aware of. For many segments of the population, designing that space with the help of research will have positive results and better outcomes. This is the power of design.

Courtney Mark

Courtney Mark, Senior Associate

Based out of CD+M Dubai, Senior Associate, Courtney Mark contributes extensive knowledge and experience in international hospitality design to the CD+M team. Ms. Mark’s passion for the interaction between light and shadow as well as her sensitivity to the social aspect of space enable her to develop versatile, intentional architectural lighting designs. Over the past 15 years, she has played a leading role in the design, management and construction of many high profile and award winning projects spanning North America, Central America and Asian markets. Shifting her primary focus to hospitality lighting design in 2007, Ms. Mark has collaborated on projects in a range of markets throughout her career including landscape, master planning, city beautification, commercial and high-end residential. Prior to joining CD+M, Ms. Mark held a Senior Designer position with Reveal Design Group for two years and spent eight years as a Senior Designer and Associate with AWA Lighting Designers, leading the firm’s newest international design studio in New Delhi, India. Her work is frequently published in trade publications across the globe.

Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller

Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller, Design Director

Borne out of a flair and passion for the creative, Sakina is founder and principal of Light.Func. A gregarious individual and professional designer with extensive experience in the Middle East region spanning 9 years, her passion envelopes all things artistic, with an innate focus on lighting design. Her work is most prominent not only in her professional aspirations but also investing in education and raising the bar of lighting design with fellow peers within the Middle East.

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