Two workshops started Tuesday's proceedings. The first workshop, LED Performance Marks – Are they on the Right Track?, had an open discussion on the impact of LED performance marks such as DEKKRA and ENEC as well as others available to the lighting industry, and how useful they will be for the market. Speakers included representatives from MCA Baschnagel, DEKKRA Certification, EEPCA, LIA Laboratories and Andorfer Consulting. The second workshop, Smart Lighting, explored how the rapid evolution of lighting design concepts enabled by LED technology, coupled with ubiquitous networking of all things and long lifetimes of properly designed SSL systems, will gradually change the fundamental structure of future lighting markets. Speakers included representatives from Helvar, Tridonic, Mackwell Electronics, Harvard Engineering, Schneider Electric and Trilux.
Also on October 21, the SSL Investor Forum was held for the fourth year. Sponsored by investment bank Canaccord Genuity, the Forum addressed some of the principal questions being asked by investors. The Forum discussed issues such as the pace of adoption of LEDs in lighting, the longer-term growth potential of the market, profitability analysis, and opportunities to invest in different levels of the lighting value chain. Speakers from publicly-quoted companies as well as private European and global firms that have successfully brought LED lighting products to European and international markets shared their expertise and insight.
Parallel market and technology tracks took place on Wednesday and Thursday that addressed two key elements in the future growth of SSL. Market and application-related presentations ranged from case studies of high-end LED lighting projects to the concept of lighting as a service. On the technology side, presentations will range from recent developments in LED component technology to advanced manufacturing issues.
Strategies in Light Europe wraps up here today in Munich but the excitement of this year's show is already rolling into 2015. We are very excited to announce that in 2015 Strategies in Light Europe will be co-located with LuxLive, the biggest lighting event in the UK, which will be held at ExCeL in London from 18-19 November 2015. With over 7,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors at LuxLive, we trust that, together, these events will foster the development of relationships with professionals representing the entire industry supply chain.
Don't forget - there's still chance to see LuxLive 2014 from 19-20 November 2014, at the ExCeL, London. Click here for more details!
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