Agenda – SIL Investor Forum 2017
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16 November 2017
  • Thursday 16 November 2017
    • 9:00 am

      Registration, coffee and networking

    • 9:40 am

      Welcome from the chairman

      Speakers: Philip Smallwood of Strategies Unlimited
    • 9:50 am

      Opening address: The European view

      Speakers: Peter Hunt of LightingEurope
    • 10:05 am

      Daring to be different – How can we differentiate in a crowded market?

      Speakers: Chair: John Quealy of Canaccord Genuity, Panellists: Massimiliano Guzzini of IGuzzini - Andreas Spitzauer of Osram - Gary Bennett 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.
    • 10:50 am

      How the West was lost – Is it inevitable that China dominates the lighting industry?

      Speakers: Chair: Dan Coyne of Canaccord Genuity, Panellists: Jaap schlejen of Opple - Lawrence Lin of MLS - Christian Schraft 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.
    • 11:35 am

      Coffee and networking

    • 12:00 pm

      Exploiting Disruption – The opportunities ahead in a diverse and fragmented industry

      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?
    • 12:40 pm

      Lunch and networking

    • 1:40 pm

      Buy my data – How can we make real money from lighting?

      Speakers: Chair: Gordon Routledge of Lux, Panellists: Harald Buchardt of pureLiFi - Neil Salt of Gooee - Dave Kranzler of Trilliant
      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.
    • 2:20 pm

      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.
    • 3:00 pm

      Closing address

      Speakers: Philip Smallwood of Strategies Unlimited
    • 3:10 pm

      Coffee and networking