Posted on May 09, 2016

Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 3rd annual LightingTech Qatar conference at City Centre Rotana, Doha, Qatar. This conference brought together government authorities, industry regulators, lighting designers and consultants and technology providers to discuss the exciting lighting projects, the associated opportunities and the update on the government regulations and industry standards.

The conference started with the opening remarks of Melina Davies followed by a presentation by Fabian John Marsh from Public Works Authority “Ashghal” on setting road safety targets in Qatar through iRAP. David Dunn discussed the lighting safety design procedures followed by a case study on high luminance tunnel thresholds by Vic Andrews. Another interesting presentation was shared by Arikson Espinal on LED applications for road lighting in middle eastern countries. Nizar Nasr Eddine and Jos Van Den Hurk presented a case study on High-tech lighting solutions for Al Bayt Stadium. Regina Santos shared the last presentation of the day on the lighting standards and certification and the lessons learned from the UAE.

The first day of LightingTech Qatar conference created the perfect platform for the attendees to build relations, exchange ideas and seize business opportunities throughout the ACMi+ interface that allowed for many networking breaks which created a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment. “This conference is very useful, as it helped gathering information from experienced people in the industry” – Electrical Engineer, Dorsch Qatar.

Many key players participated in this event, to name a few: Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, Parsons, Amey, Mouchel Consulting, Kaal Masten, Lichtvision Design, Ministry of Planning and Environment, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Nulty Lighting, Delta Lighting Solutions, Atkins, Aspire Zone Foundation, KEO Consultants. Solution providers like Swiss LED, RUUD Lighting, AMA Technology, GigaTera, IInno, Technilum, Forest Lighting, Beyond Lighting, Kenall, Al-Babtain, 3S Lighting, Schreder, Polaris and Mitas Poles showcased their newest technologies, innovation and solutions for lighting.

Day two (May 10) of the conference will feature many more interesting presentations, to name a few: A case study on Msheireb Downtown Doha Phases 2 and 3, a presentation on neuroscience and lighting, a presentation on examining façade lighting design of iconic buildings in Qatar and many more presentations.

Organizers: Advanced Conferences & Meetings is a premium business-to-business conference company focused on the requirements of the MENA region. Its events are highly tailored networking and learning opportunities, bringing senior decision makers together and providing up-to-the-minute information on industry trends, government initiatives, technological advances and developments in regulation. As such, they act not only as extremely effective tools for gaining business advantage, but also as high level platforms for change in the industries they serve.