Advanced Conferences & Meeting’s 2nd annual Outdoor Lighting Projects UAE conference in Dubai brought together government authorities, urban planners, lighting designers, lighting engineers, consultants, contractors, and manufacturers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in implementing new outdoor lighting technologies.
The conference started with an update on RTA’s Outdoor Lighting Network strategy presented by Salim Alrimawi from RTA. David Dunn presented a paper on electrical and structural testing of street lighting network followed by a presentation on energy management contracts to provide advanced LED lighting solutions by Rashid Al Noori. Nathan Savage shared a presentation titled “Taking Light Pollution And Environmental Awareness Into The Design For Healthier Cities.” Faisal Rashid from Dubai Supreme Council of Energy detailed Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy. Another interesting presentation titled “Dubai Silicon Oasis, Presenting The UAE’s First Smart Street Lighting Network” was delivered by Muammar Al Katheeri. Sharad Nilangekar highlighted the advancements in LED roadway lighting in his presentation. Another presentation detailing the role of the contractor to ensuring installations meet expectations was shared by Adnan Nalwala. Irmo Kaal delivered a presentation titled “The Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030.” Developers & Engineering Consultants panel discussion was delivered by David Dunn, Mohamed El-Masri, Sharad Nilangekar, Adnan Nalwala, and Ghanim Al Falasi.
The first day of Outdoor Lighting Projects UAE 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.
Many key players participated in this event, to name a few: RTA, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Etihad ESCO, Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Yaming, AECOM Middle East, Parsons, Mouchel Consulting Middle East, ILP MENA, Nathan Savage Lighting Design LLC, Al Ansari Group, City of Eindhoven, Sharjah Oasis Real Estate, Sharjah Oasis Real Estate Co., and Marco Bevolo Consulting.
Solution providers like Yaming (Gold Sponsor), LigLed, Nikkon, Scientechnic, JAD Trading, Smart Automation, Genesys (Networking Partners), and Sylvania (Lanyard Sponsor) showcased their newest technologies, innovation and solutions for lighting.
Day two of the conference featured many more interesting presentations, to name a few: A presentation on Dubai Municipality’s future projects, another interesting presentation on Etihad ESCO’s role in street lighting energy reduction for DEWA, a case study on Sharjah Waterfront City, and a presentation on the city of Eindhoven’s light strategy.
The organizers of Outdoor Lighting Projects UAE, 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.