The Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei will officially open next week’s LuxLive 2016 and give a keynote address. His ministry has given its official patronage to the two-day exhibition and conference.
His Excellency will preside over the official opening ceremony on Wednesday 13 April. He will deliver a keynote address, which will be followed by Peter Rowledge, Show Director, LuxLive Middle East; Martin Valentine Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi City Municipality; and Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association.
The ceremony will mark the opening of two days of talks, presentations, debates and parties which will bring together specifiers, contractors and clients from across the GCC region.
As well as the comprehensive educational programme, LuxLive Middle East 2016 will feature over 50 big-name brands – including iGuzzini, Erco, Trilux, Schreder, Lumenpulse, Fagerhult, Lutron, Leviton, Regent, Tridonic and Cree – who will demonstrate their new LED innovations.
The event includes the glittering free-to-attend Lux Awards event which celebrates and rewards excellence in lighting design in the Middle East.
Some 3,000 are expected to descend on the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 13 April and Thursday 14 April for LuxLive. ‘There’s a revolution happening in lighting right now,’ says organiser Ray Molony, one of a team of lighting professionals behind the show. ‘LEDs and smart controls are opening up lots of exciting possibilities to do things that we never thought possible.
‘Today’s lighting equipment is unrecognisable compared to just a few years ago, so we’re really excited to bring this technology and great designs to the specification community in the region.’
Products on show include the famous Coelux artificial skylight which has been featured in the New York Times, the Daily Mail and Wired magazine. It mimics natural light to make you believe you’re under a bright sunny day and with nanotechnology, it even recreates the scattering that turns the sky blue. Expect to be amazed.
Also on show is the world’s most efficient light fitting, the Veko industrial fitting, which has 180 luminaire lumens per watt and the multi award-winning iGuzzini Trick, a fixture that emits a bright blade of light in 360 degrees.
Globally recognised speakers at the event include lighting designers Sally Storey, Michael Grubb and Courtney Mark.
- Entry to LuxLive Middle East 2016 is free if you pre-register at www.luxlive.ae