Dubai’s THINKLIGHT conference to probe region’s surging smart lighting trend

Published: 2 October 2019 - 10 a.m.
Dubai’s ‘THINKLIGHT’ conference – a major trend forecaster for the full spectrum lighting industry – is this year expected to identify huge growth opportunities in the region’s smart lighting sector.

The free-to-attend conference, which is integral to the Light Middle East exhibition and networking programme, will examine trends within a sector forecasted to register 25% growth over the next four years.

THINKLIGHT will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 15-17 and see more than 20 local, regional and international experts drill down into prospects for four distinct content tracks: professional lighting design and architecture; lighting applications; IoT and intelligent lighting and integrated building technology.

“The learnings will be both extensive and essential,” said Dishan Issac, Show Director, Light Middle East. “Delegates will hear of the very latest technological developments which are disrupting this highly elastic sector, new regulations, standards and best practices and also take knowledge away from case studies and research findings and join in panel discussions.”

The conference which is this year themed ‘Adapting to change; Charting the course in the era of transformation,’ comes as the Middle East’s smart lighting market is forecast to surge in value to more than US $2 billion by 2030.

Analysis by consultants TECHSCIResearch puts the growth down to energy efficiency drivers, growing adoption of LED, mobile and sensor technology and increasing environmental concerns all tied into the development of smart cities and luxury-oriented homes.

“The opportunities here are immense,” added Isaac. “They will be outlined in detail by our authoritative panel which is drawn from big players in the built environment and across a wide breadth of expertise from architects to systems innovators and utility providers. Given the comprehensive scope of the agenda, the delegate appeal will be broad brush from designers and specifiers, architects to landscapers, manufacturers, planners, developer, consultants as well as suppliers and distributors.”

The 14th Light Middle East is organised by messe frankfurt Middle East which has sectioned-out the show into six dedicated segments: decorative lighting and accessories; electrical and electronic components and accessories for lighting systems; electric lamps; LED lighting; technical lighting and accessories and house and building automation.

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