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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

Andrea Di Gregorio

Andrea Di Gregorio

Director – Energy Efficiency and Renewables Office, 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.

 

2021 Speakers

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Intelligent Lighting Specialist, Director, Helvar Limited

Andrea Di Gregorio

Andrea Di Gregorio

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

Christian Gradnitzer

Christian Gradnitzer

Senior Director F&B Development ,Openings & Operations Middle East,Africa & Turkey, Hilton Hospitality

Courtney De Roy Mark

Courtney De Roy Mark

Design Director & Founder, Studio Mark

David Andrew Dunn

David Andrew Dunn

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

David Lessard

David Lessard

Partner and Design Director, H+A

Dharmendra Patel

Dharmendra Patel

Managing Director, Creation Gulf LLC

Diane Thorsen

Diane Thorsen

Design Director, Gensler

Dr. Octavio L. Perez

Dr. Octavio L. Perez

Researcher and Scholar, Mount Sinai Hospital

Emma Burdett

Emma Burdett

Founder, WILD

Praveen Thampi

Praveen Thampi

President, The Ministry Of Light

Regina Santos

Regina Santos

Founder | Design Director, Light Fusion Specialist Lighting

Siddarth Peters

Siddarth Peters

Co Founder, Love That Design

Siddharth Mathur

Siddharth Mathur

Partner, Studio Lumen

Tala Alnounou

Tala Alnounou

Head of Marketing, LWK & Partners

Tim Martin

Tim Martin

Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Vaida Buchrotaite

Vaida Buchrotaite

Director of Interior Design, DLR Group Middle East

Waleed Fakousa

Waleed Fakousa

Director, CD+M and The Lighting Institute, Dubai

Supporting Partner

THINKLIGHT Supporting Partner - The Lighting Institute

THINKLIGHT Session Sponsors

Helvar
Lumibright
Lutron
Trilux
Zencontrol

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."