While most of the marine industry attention is drawn by boat shows happening right now or in the coming days, light is the undisputed contributor, if not the protagonist, of several events around the world before the end of the year.
It’s our priority to make sure that wherever light happens we are there to learn, investigate and discover trends and technologies we can include in our products. Whether it’s about design, technology, integration or standard improvement, we make sure that our products and services anticipate market and client demand. In most cases we have to rely on so-called weak signals to identify those possibilities that we consider aligned with our scope, capabilities and our clients’ needs. It’s an exciting never-ending search in many cases based on weak signals, with a treasure that most of the time we only discover afterwards, once we have elaborated all the information gathered from documents and people. We invite you to follow us in our journey and in case we meet stop by to say “Ciao!”.
London Design Festival ° londondesignfestival.com
London, UK ° 16-24 September
London is the undisputed world capital of design and it celebrates its leading role with this annual event, confirming the importance of the city as the gateway to the international creative community.
The lighting section hosts projects from several world acclaimed studios, with Nir Meiri unveiling new works inspired by the sea in an exhibition called: ‘The Elegant Dance of Sea and Light’.
Istanbul Light ° istanbullight.com
Istanbul, Turkey ° 21-24 September
If you are interested in lighting and either you live or are visiting Turkey, Istabul Light is where you can meet more than 200 exhibitors and 10.000 light professionals from all over the world. Located at the Expo Center, it represents the most important trade show of the area.
LED Symposium + Expo ° led-professional-symposium.com
Bregenz, Austria ° 26-28 September
Want a taste of the future? Want to discover how lighting will be part of the IoT revolution? Then, this event must be in your agenda. This year 7th edition is focused even more on lighting trends and technologies offering a glimpse on what innovation for lighting means. Architects, lighting designers but also engineers can benefit from 100+ lectures from sector leaders, 1600+ professionals from 50+ countries and 100+ market leader exhibitors.
IALD enlighten Americas17 ° iald.org/Events/IALD-Enlighten/IALD-Enlighten-Americas-2017
Denver, USA ° 12-14 October
This is where lighting thought leaders meet and exchange ideas in America. A three days of light, inspiration and connectivity helping lighting designers truly understand the challenges facing the field today through high-caliber content and connections, with contaminations from artists using light as part of their installations and performances.
Light Middle East ° lightme.net
Dubai, UAE ° 17-19 October
This is the premiere event for Middle East, creating connections between professionals and businesses for 11 years. This is the right appointment if you are involved in any aspect concerning light in construction and project development from architectural and urban lighting to outdoor and indoor, retail, theatrical and decorative lighting, and it represents the perfect marketplace to meet new contacts, source products, and discuss new trends and technological developments in this region.
Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair ° hktdc.com/fair/hklightingfairae-en/
Hong Kong, China ° 27-30 October
This is the autumn edition of the event organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), showcasing commercial lighting, household lighting, LED & green lighting, smart lighting & solutions, testing & certification, trade service & publication, along with Hall of Aurora for branded lighting. More than 2500 exhibitors from 35+ countries offer their products and services to 40.000+ professionals coming from more than 140 countries. You will definitely find what you are looking for.
Architect@Work ° turkey.architectatwork.eu
Istanbul, Turkey ° 3-4 November
This event addresses the needs of architects but this year edition is dedicated to Architecture & Light, a fundamental duo that over time as evolved incorporating trends and technology. Seminars, guest speakers, business cases offer the opportunity to expose architects and designers to innovation.
PLDC ° pld-c.com
Paris, France ° 1-4 November
PLDC takes place every two years, each session in a different location. This year is on in Paris. The event was created for the global lighting design market: lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. Are you one of them?
Interlight Moscow ° interlight-moscow.ru.messefrankfurt.com
Moscow, Russia ° 7-10 November
This is the only event in this country for professionals interested in lighting products and trends. A steady attendance growth both for exhibitors and visitors demonstrate the interest for this market segment. In 2016, 446 companies from 18 countries presented their innovative products and solutions in decorative and technical lighting, building automation and electrical engineering to more than 30.000 visitors. Forums, conferences and competitions contribute to an extremely rich event.
LuxLive ° luxlive.co.uk
London, UK ° 15-16 November
Lighting is changing, as they say at LuxLive. Photonics and lighting are some of the most promising technology in terms of impact on daily life of people. Lighting buildings and cities means also creating a backbone for a digital network which will engage and inform on an unprecedented scale. Visit this event to discover how light fittings are becoming smart devices capable of interacting with our environment. It’s technology at its edge, it’s pure innovation.