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Light Middle East to focus on Islamic design

The conference programme at Light Middle East 2011 will cover  issues such as lighting design for Islamic and Avant Garde architecture.

Light Insight Arabia which is being organised in association with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association, Germany (PLDA) and is supported by Osram, Zumtobel and Schréder Gulf LLC, will take place on the second day of the event.

It will feature leading international and regional speakers such as Enrique Peiniger, Professor Andreas Schulz, Abdulaziz Al Azem and Ziad Fattouh amongst others.

The conference, will focus on Arabic specific projects, will cover the changing landscape for architectural lighting design in the Middle East, lighting of sacred Islamic architecture, innovations and new technologies in architectural lighting, and lighting design for avant garde architecture.

Organisers said the programme is already generating strong participation from the region’s industry professionals.

“Representing the interests of the lighting design and technology industry in the Middle East over the years, Light Middle East has grown to closely reflect the trends that affect the market,” said Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organisers of Light Middle East 2011.

“The conferences continue to bring together the industry to debate and come up with dedicated solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of this marketplace,” he added.

The three-day conference will feature Green Middle East, Light Insight Arabia Conference, a Lighting Masterclass and an Introduction to Lighting Workshop.

Each day’s programme will look at issues impacting the regional industry and is designed to benefit lighting designers and consultants, architects, government officials, engineers, developers, system solution providers and lighting suppliers.