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21-22 February 2017 | Cavendish Conference Centre | London



Exclusive presentations by keynote speakers, interactive sessions,
live interviews and a networking drinks reception.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017
    • 10:00 am

      Registration, exhibition and coffee

    • 10:30 am


    • 10:40 am

      Designing of luminaires for the circular economy

      Speakers: Nigel Harvey of Recolight
      Nigel Harvey, CEO of the lighting industry lamp-to-luminaire WEEE compliance scheme Recolight, explains the circular economy and explores how light fitting designers can help by considering end-of-life recycling at the very start. He looks at commercial and legislative drivers and outline the new Cenelec standards being developed on durability, upgradeability,
    • 10:55 am

      Session 1: EMERGING MARKETS

    • 11:00 am

      Eight emerging markets you need to know about

      In this special introduction, the lead analyst from Strategies Unlimited, Philip Smallwood, outlines the major growth sectors with the best opportunities for lighting manufacturers and suppliers.
    • 11:30 am

      How to create products for human-centric lighting

      Clients are starting to ask about so-called ‘human-centric’ or ‘circadian’ lighting. But how do we start to translate the science into products that deliver real benefits to building occupants?
    • 12:00 pm

      How to crack the booming horticulture market

      The tunable nature of LED technology is proving a game changer in the booming horticulture sector and growers are starting to appreciate the value proposition in terms of yield and payback.
    • 12:30 pm

      Why LED is a game changer in agriculture

      The controlled use of LEDs has a range of key benefits for poultry and livestock, including faster weight gain, reduced feed consumption, more rapid maturity and longer reproductive lives.
    • 1:00 pm

      Networking lunch

    • 2:00 pm

      Ultraviolet applications: A world of possibilities

      From sterilisation to curing, ultra-violet lamps have a wide range of applications in industry and society. And with LEDs replacing fluorescent lamps, it’s now a booming sector.
    • 2:30 pm

      Lighting a smart city

      Speakers: Mark Cooper of Smart City Advice
      From Dubai to Taipei, cities around the world are queuing up to become a Smart City – and lighting is set to provide the backbone of the connected network. In this panel discussion our experts explore how manufacturers can maximise the opportunities.
    • 2:55 pm


    • 3:00 pm

      How to differentiate with the latest optics

      A quiet revolution in optical technology is opening up new possibilities for luminaires in terms of applications, specifications and efficiencies. Our speaker looks at the options.
    • 3:30 pm

      Coffee, exhibition and networking

    • 4:00 pm

      How to design to get great TM30 metrics

      TM30 looks set to replace the colour rendering index (CRI) method of measuring the ability of LEDs to illuminate colours accurately. This session looks at the implications for manufacturers.
    • 4:30 pm

      Nailing glare and visual comfort

      LEDs have brought numerous benefits – but also, in some cases, the return of glare. Here our speaker outlines the key techniques in managing the output to get a good UGR.
    • 5:00 pm

      Addressing flicker

      Speakers: Prof Arnold Wilkins of University of Essex
      The problem of flicker has returned as a by-product of LED lighting. Here we outline some techniques you need to know to eliminate it in your luminaires. Our expert speaker will also look at the topic of flicker and the spatial repetitiveness inherent in the louvres used in many luminaries.
    • 5:30 pm

      How to deal with short product cycles

      Speakers: Price of Aston University
      Now the lighting sector is an electronic industry, we have to deal much shorted product cycles than we are used to. Here Brian Price of Aston University explores the learnings from other industries.
    • 6:00 pm

      Networking drinks reception

      A special networking party to unwind and discuss the issues raised during the day’s presentations with the expert speakers, colleagues and suppliers.
  • Wednesday 22 February 2017
    • 8:55 am


    • 9:00 am

      How to read the emerging technological landscape

      Thread, BLE, LoRaWAN, Zigbee, Z-Wave…our expert speaker explores the rapidly-changing protocols and standards landscape from a lighting-industry point of view.
    • 9:30 am

      Indoor positioning in retail: Making it happen

      High street stores are set to be the first adopters of location tracking services for retail customers. Here we look at how it works, and how embed the tech into luminaires.
    • 10:00 am

      Visible light communications – the opportunities

      Whether delivering secure, high-bandwidth internet to office workers or marketing messages to shoppers’ smart phones, visible light communications is starting to gain market traction.
    • 10:30 am

      Coffee, exhibition and networking

    • 11:00 am

      What your lights would tell you if you’d listen

      The ubiquitous nature of ight fittings means they are the obvious vehicle for getting sensors into a building. What will be the most compelling applications for owners and facilities teams?
    • 11:30 am

      How to crack the data dilemma

      Light fittings fitted with smart sensors will produce an extraordinary amount of data. How to we turn it into actionable information? And who owns and manages it? Our speaker explores the issues.
    • 12:00 pm

      Power over Ethernet – the future of commercial lighting?

      Supplying power to luminaires using Ethernet cabling turns the lighting system into an information pathway, enabling building occupants to access other building services.
    • 12:30 pm

      Software security standards for lighting systems

      A suite of standards for cyber security is emerging and gaining currency in industry. Our expert will explore the landscape, including ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ETSI TC CYBER.
    • 1:00 pm

      Networking lunch

    • 2:00 pm

      Live hacking – how to design secure connected lighting

      Just how easy is it to conduct a successful cyber attack on IP-based lighting equipment? And how can manufacturers protect their products? Our speaker outlines current best practice.
    • 2:25 pm

      Session 4: DISRUPTED DESIGN

    • 2:30 pm

      Keynote: How to create luminaires with unbreakable specs

      Speakers: Dean Skira of Skira Lighting
      In our special keynote, one of the most successful luminaire designers of recent times, Dean Skira, – creator of the iGuzzini Trick, Underscore and Lun-Up among others – shares his approach.
    • 3:00 pm

      How to protect yourself in the patent landscape

      Speakers: Henrik Villumsen of Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm
      What steps can you do to minimise a patent dispute? What are the common pitfalls? And if confronted, do you pay or fight? A presentation specifically for lighting manufacturers.
    • 3:30 pm

      Coffee, exhibition and networking

    • 4:00 pm

      Panel discussion: How to deal with disruption – the lessons from history

      Speakers: Eoin Billings of Jackson Design, Mark Sutton Vane of Sutton Vane Associates, Paul Taylor of Aurora, Stephen Philips of Arup
      What can we learn from the past and from other industries about technological revolutions? Our panel of experts will share their learnings and insights about coping with constant disruption.
    • 5:00 pm

      Closing remarks from the chairman