Wednesday 2 November



9:30       LUCI Executive Committee (for LUCI EC Members only)


14:00     Opening Ceremony


14:30     Urban lighting in Seoul  –  context and policy

How has the urban lighting policy of Seoul evolved in the context of the fast and multifaceted urban development of this Korean capital city? Learn how Seoul has developed a medium and long term plan for lighting that takes into account both its lighting history and the current challenges it faces such as urban regeneration and light pollution.
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17:00     Free time


18:30     Welcome cocktail


20:30    Moonlight Tour of Changdeokgung Palace

The renowned Changdeokgung Palace is one of the first sites illuminated as part of an initiative transforming Seoul’s royal palaces and fortresses into thriving venues of history and culture.



Thursday 3 November


Namsan Mountain


9:30       LUCI General Assembly Meeting (for members only)


12:30     Lunch



13:30     Seoul lighting policy – implementation and challenges

How is the Seoul lighting policy put into action? The city has taken steps towards sustainable lighting, prevention of light nuisance and improvement of traffic safety. Measures have also been put in place to enhance the city’s cultural and historical identity through light. This session will present the projects and actions implemented as well as Seoul’s approach to the inclusion of citizens in this process .
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15:30     Coffee break


15:30     International panel discussion: Social lighting as a tool to improve quality of life in cities

As a natural bridge between man and his environment, light has an impact on both individual behaviors and social development of the city. Beyond functional usage, how do we use light to improve quality of life in all the diversity of urban spaces? To build public lighting policies of the future, how can we engage with citizens on lighting?
This panel discussion will feature four experts in urban lighting from around the world.
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17:00     Free time


19:30     Hangang River Cruise and Dinner

See the unique Seoul skyline and nightscape with a cruise on the Hangang River, including a look at the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, the world’s longest bridge fountain.

Rainbow Fountain

Friday 4 November


9:30       Seoul Declaration of LUCI

The cities of the LUCI network reaffirm the principles of sustainable urban lighting in line with the LUCI Charter and commit to take forward the first LUCI Strategic Plan [2017-2027] launched here at the AGM in Seoul. This marks a significant new step in the development of the LUCI network and includes the establishment of a LUCI Regional Office for Asia in Seoul.


10:15     Lighting the future in Seoul

The City of Seoul is currently preparing a new strategy in line with its ambitious vision for the future.  At the forefront of the use of new technologies and innovation in the field of lighting, Seoul will share its perspectives and goals towards a smart city where lighting is a major component of a green, safe and attractive capital city.
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11:30     Coffee break


12:00     International panel discussion: Enhancing urban development with smart lighting

Lighting has become a real public policy tool for cities that aim to be smarter and more intelligent. What are the determinants of smart lighting and how do cities use lighting to interconnect with other smart urban technologies? How can smart lighting enhance the connected city of tomorrow? What are the needs of cities in terms of smart lighting technologies and what challenges are they facing today?
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13:15     Lunch


14:20     LUCI Open Conference sessions

From master planning to festivals, through to smart lighting and innovative technologies, all topics related to outdoor lighting will be addressed in the Open Conference sessions. An opportunity for all participants to discuss and exchange viewpoints on urban lighting trends with cities from around the world such as Amsterdam, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Paris, Osaka, Oulu and more. See the Open Conference programme here


17:00     Free time


19:00     LUCI AGM gala dinner and cpl award ceremony
Held in the prestigious Some Sevit floating islands on the Hangang River, the ceremony will announce the winners of the 14th annual international city.people.light competition – the cities around the world that have best demonstrated the added value that lighting can bring to the urban environment.


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22:30     Seoul Lantern Festival 2016

The Seoul Lantern Festival, one of the city’s most popular events, fills the Cheonggyecheon stream in downtown Seoul with hundreds of traditional lanterns. A unique experience that is not to be missed!




The programme and speakers indicated above may be subject to change.