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March 25, 2021
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Leading global industry players will be in Dubai next week for the Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit where they will delve into the technologies and strategies being employed across the world to elevate cities from outdated, inefficient models to smart, connected and eco-friendly cities of the future.

Returning for its 9th edition, the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit will be held at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on March 31 and April 1, said the organisers Expotrade.

As the move towards a more sustainable future becomes ever more urgent, there has been a strong focus on finding energy efficient solutions to ensure that durability, sustainability and cost-efficiency can all co-exist.

Smart city is no longer just a buzz word, but a benchmark that demands creative and efficient solutions to lighting, energy use, design and construction, they added.

Some of the high-profile speakers at the event include:

•Roberto Inclinati, Global Senior Business Development Manager at UL, who will discuss the ways in which smart lighting can assist in traffic management in his presentation ‘Smart Lighting Intelligently Managing Traffic – Creating Seamless Cities.’

•Suhas Inamdar, Head of Planning and Technical at Al Wasl Properties, who speaks on ‘Li-Fi – the secure way of data transfer through light waves.’

•Francesco Lozupone, Business Development Manager at Sylvania Lighting as he discusses ‘Smart Lighting Techniques: Benefits of Implementing Predictive and Monitoring Controls’

•David Andrew Dunn, Lighting Expert, Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities as he asks ‘Solar Street Lighting- is it feasible for the UAE?’

Besides this, the list also includes Faisal Rashid, the Director - Demand Side Management at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; Trevor Leighton, Global Technical Director at Ligman; Pradeep Singh, the acting director - Business Development & Technical at Etihad Esco and Engineer Roaa Ghassan Alkhatib, Assistant Technical Director at Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority; Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun, Lead - Energy Engineer at Ministry of Infrastructure Development; Bushra Anwar, Associate – Electrical at Cundall; Mohan Daniel, Senior Electrical Engineer at Atkins; Rabab Husain, Associate Director: Head of Electrical & ELV at Ramboll; Vasos Evripidou, MEP Design Director at Parsons; Hassan Younes, Technical Director at Griffin Consultants; Regina Santos, Associate Lighting Designer at Godwin Austen Johnson Architects; Henrique Pereira, Senior Manager – Energy Services, Energy Efficiency & Renewables Administration at Ras Al Khaimah Municipality; Mark Davies, MEP Technical Director at Aurecon and Sheeba Benny, Head of Electrical at Ted Jacob Engineering Group.

Covering the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, smart city lighting, energy efficient public lighting solutions, IoT and architectural lighting, this event will explore the countless ways that well-designed lighting and energy solutions can help to create seamless, smart cities, said the organisers.

It will see experts showcasing the advanced lighting technology solutions at the core of smart city development, they added.