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16 NOVEMBER 2017 | EXCEL, LONDON
16 November 2017
Thursday 16 November 2017
Registration, coffee and networking
Welcome from the chairman
Speakers: Ray Molony of Lux Review
Opening address: The European view
Speakers: Peter Hunt of Lighting Industry Association
Daring to be different – How can we differentiate in a crowded market?
Speakers: Chair: John Quealy of Canaccord Genuity, Panelists: Massimiliano Guzzini of IGuzzini - Andreas Spitzauer of Osram - Richard Sells of Aurora
With lighting products becoming commoditised, what is the strategy of industry leaders to make their offer stand out? How can they pioneer new applications and how to differentiate through excellent design and customer service.
How the West was lost – Is it inevitable that China dominates the lighting industry?
Speakers: Chair: Dan Coyne of Canaccord Genuity, Panelists: Jaap schlejen of Opple - Lawrence Lim of MLS - Christian Schaft of Feilo Sylvania
Chinese companies have seized the opportunity to acquire a foothold in Europe with the acquisition of long established brands and established routes to markets. Will this squeeze out companies who simply source in China and what is the longer term aim of Chinese manufacturers.
Coffee and networking
Last of the independents – Is LED the end of the road for private lighting companies?
Speakers: Chair: Alastair Rogers of Canaccord Genuity, Panellist: John Hornby of Luceco
Lighting has long been a fragmented industry serving a diverse range of rich applications and routes to market. And now listed players are starting to acquire successful private companies. What are the drivers and, more important, how do we identify value?
Lunch and networking
Buy my data – How can we make real money from lighting?
Speakers: Chair: Gordon Routledge of Lux, Panelists: Harald Buchardt of pureLiFi - Neil Salt of Gooee
Lighting is being used as a building block for so-called ‘Smart Cities’, a part of the jigsaw to help retailers connect bricks and clicks and a communication technology to rival Wifi. How does this change the decision making for clients and the business model of the lighting industry.
Oiling the wheels – How can creative finance models enable new models?
Speakers: Chair: Ash Gupta of Gupta Smart Energy, Panellists: Jim Lee of Macquarie Energy Leasing - Marcus Brodin of FES
With changing business models and at-scale deployments of technology, what role can finance play in turning potential into reality? We talk with seasoned lighting-application finance experts.