The 2nd Annual LightingTech Egypt conference was successfully held at the Dusit Thani Lakeview, Cairo. As reflected by the positive testimonials, this event has once again exceeded attendees’ expectations in terms of quality, content, and onsite delivery.
Over 80 attendees gathered to discuss the latest updates on lighting projects and investment by the government stakeholders and the private sector, as well as the latest approaches and technologies for lighting as a design element, potential savings due to energy efficiency, as well as the sustainable use of lighting.
We look forward to a 3rd edition for this event next year. Based on the feedback from the market, LightingTech Egypt is expected to grow and evolve into the de facto gathering of the lighting industry.
The Lighting Tech Egypt conference will bring together senior representatives from government ministries, lighting designers, Engineering contractors and developers to discuss the latest smart, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for Egypt’s developing public realm.
The conference will focus on reducing energy expenditure for both indoor and outdoor lighting systems as well as examining the benefits of new light sources. New technologies such as Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Fibre optics will be discussed for their potential energy saving benefits and the conference will also draw on strategies for utilizing natural daylight in interiors.
Egypt presents a wealth of opportunity for the international lighting industry, with developers such as SODIC, Qatari Diar, Palm Hills all constructing major mixed use developments across Egypt. The ‘Citygate’ project is being developed by Qatari Diar and is expected to be completed by 2020. CityGate will be a self-sustained city with various sizes of villas and apartments viewing the golf course, green spaces and parks. Meanwhile, SODIC (Sixth October Development and Investment Company ) are developing West Town and East Town as well as a new 30 acre project in 6th October City. The Eastown project, part of SODIC East is set to become the new vibrant hub of the East Cairo district.
Also under construction is the ‘New Capital Cairo’, the proposed new capital of Egypt. The New Capital Cairo will cost approximately US$45 billion US dollars to develop and will be comprised of 21 residential districts, a theme park and 490km2 land available for future development.
Informative – bringing new ideas to relevant professionals giving people the chance to network- Associate Landscape Design Director, Emaar
Just attend ACM events! They are professional- Senior MEP Projects & Maintenance Engineer, PAS
Excellent presentations- General Manager EC, EEHC
Very good energy efficiency conference- Managing Director EE, GEF/ UNDP
Highly recommended- Senior Electrical Engineer, Dar Al Handasah
The organisation of the event is excellent and the speakers are very helpful and welcoming in answering questions- First Engineer, Petroleum Air Services
This kind of conference is very important for providing new techniques for solving problems and to refresh knowledge- Electromechanical Manager, Petroleum Air Services
The organization is very good- Senior Architect, Center for Planning & Architecture
You may use the platform for reaching out to the Egypt’s stakeholders- Exec Director, Nikkon
Attending these conferences increases our knowledge- Electrical Engineer, Egyptair
Keeps you updated about the latest lighting technologies and applications- Project Department, New & Renewable Energy Authority
This conference is excellent- Senior Electrical Engineer, Shaker Consultancy Group
It’s a good conference, very informative- Manager of Renewable Energy, North Cairo Elect. Distribution
To get into a market, you have to have friends and know the community – ACM is doing this for us- Executive Director, Success KSA
Well organized- Electrical Engineer, Dar Al Handasah
It was a good opportunity to meet people with innovative products- Senior Architect, Center for Planning
It was very useful in the field of design and knowing new lighting technologies- Head of Electric Design, Nile Consultant
I have been participating with tens of conferences and exhibitions during the last three decades. This conference for me was one of the best conferences I have attended ever- General Manager, Maghdeem
Very interesting exchanges between authorities, consultants and manufacturers. Always good to have practical examples, makes it more concrete and inspiring. It was really a very good opportunity to share some expertise with the different authorities and the consulting companies who will have to understand the LED lighting technology- Research & Technology Director, Schreder
Very well organised. I will be recommending ACM Events to organise big events because of their professionalism- Energy Auditor, EEP-UNDP
The conference was really well organised, helpful and professional in all aspects- Head of Electrical Department, EHAF Consulting Engineers
Very well organised conference. You must attend, see you there- Electric Engineer, NUCA
Amazing event- Engineer, NUCA
Excellent. I will tell other specialists about the conference- Project Manager, UNDP
A great communication/network channel between all trades of investments/engineers not only in Egypt, but in the MENA and Gulf area- Head of Interior Design, Emaar Properties
Very well organised and informative- Environmental & Proposals Manager, ERCC/Norensa
It was very successful. Helpful and efficient- Deputy Department Manager, ECG
Thank you for the very good initiative- Head of Design and Fabrication Section, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Very inspiring conference showing the challenges of Egypt towards energy savings and giving directions- Research Director, Schreder
The conference helps you for sharing technical information with different governmental authorities which helps you to address challenges facing countries and provide you with solutions to override these challenges- Electrical Engineer, Dar-Al Handasah
Your event is high quality and professional. It is very good to attend if you are wishing to get a complete overview and get connections and links for lighting- Prof. of Engineeering, Luuki
New lights concepts. Really enjoyed it, thanks- Architectural Engineer, MMC Consultancy
It’s good for increasing our knowledge, to see abroad of your own country- Electrical Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure
Nice, informative. Awareness to prepare good developments in future- Architect & Project Manager, MMC
Good organisation and hospitality. Thanks- Senior Electrical Consultant, Dar-Al Handasah
All the speakers are top- Business Developer, Al Babtain Leblanc
It succeeded from the attendance point of view. It transferred the conference messages, witnessed by the great combinations between the governmental authorities delegations and companies. The discussion resulted in great conclusions and a road map for the lighting sectors. The conference management was more than excellent- Professor of Chemical Engineering & General Manager, R&D Tech
It was my pleasure to contribute to your excellently organized meeting. The program of the meeting and the topics covered were very well designed and covered key important issues for the energy sector of Egypt. Your efforts are appreciated and very highly valued- Director, Energy and Green Development Consulting Group
Egypt has more than 10 million streetlights, which use up around 6% of the country’s electricity, with a load of around 1,600MW, according to MoH. These typically use sodium, mercury vapour, and incandescent lamps. Replacing all of these lights is estimated to cost nearly $725 million.
A project which is valued at US$268.2 million to replace 3.89 million street lamp bulbs with energy-efficient ones was announced in April 2015 and is expected to be completed in 28 months.
Minister of electricity Dr Mohamed Shaker had recently signed a US$157 million-contract with the AOI to replace nearly four million streetlights across the country with solar LED versions.
By early 2015, numerous streets in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, nine miles in length, had been fitted with solar LED lighting by the state-owned Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), with an investment of around $2.1 million. Today similar work is taking place in Alexandria, New Valley, Ismailia, and Kom Ombo in Aswan.
Egypt to distribute US$1.7million LED bulbs over the next four months.
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