City under Microscope Bucharest

– Programme

Wednesday 22 April 2015

19:00 – 21:00: Welcome Cocktail / Gabroveni Inn
21:00 – 23:00: Walk around the old city centre

Cover Programme Bucharest CM 2015

Thursday 23 April 2015

09:30 – 09:45: Opening of the City under Microscope

Sorin Oprescu, General Mayor of Bucharest and LUCI President

09:45 – 11:15: Bucharest urban lighting strategy

  • Bucharest Strategy 2035 – creating a sustainable city development model
    Gheorghe Patrascu, Chief Architect, City of Bucharest
  • Bucharest: from Little Paris, to a Black Hole, to a LED-lit city
    Cosmin Gheorghiu, Executive Director, Public Utilities Department, City of Bucharest

11:15 – 12:15: Walking tour in Bucharest city centre
12:15 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:00: Bucharest urban lighting strategy (continued)

  • Bucharest strategic lighting plan – towards an innovative and smart lighting system
    Valentin Littera, Head of the Lighting Department, City of Bucharest
  • The Aparatorii Patriei project – ensuring an equal access to public lighting
    Magdalena Iuga, Deputy Executive Director, Public Utilities Department, City of Bucharest

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30: Event lighting in Bucharest

  • iMapp Bucharest 555 festival – large-scale mapping for the Parliament Palace
    Ema Stoica, Head of Cultural Projects Service, CreArt
  • The first Bucharest light festival
    Stefan Voloaca, Creative Director Spotlight, Bucharest International Light Festival

16:30 – 18:30: Executive Committee meeting (for LUCI EC members only)

18:30 – 21:00: Dinner / Caru cu Bere

21:00: Inauguration of Bucharest light festival

Friday 24 April 2024

09:30 – 12:30: City LED Forum

Moderator: Jan Dictus, Goja

Organised with the support of the EU SSL-erate project, this morning session aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and knowledge between cities on LED outdoor lighting. A unique opportunity for cities to have a better understanding of the latest LED evolutions and to get concrete answers to their questions!

9:30: Keynote speeches

  • LED-lighting technology – Issues and perspectives for cities
    Leena Tähkämö, Research Scientist, Lighting Unit, Aalto University
  • LED street lighting in Malaga
    Jorge Muñoz Estrada, Senior Specialist in Public Lighting, City of Malaga

10:30: Coffee break

10:45: City to city meetings

An opportunity to discuss key issues in outdoor LED lighting today, such as procurement, total cost of ownership, interoperability of control systems, social acceptance, etc. in city-to-city meetings of 15 to 20 minutes each. Find answers to your questions with experts from municipalities from around Europe, among which:

  • Copenhagen on procurement and the tendering process
  • Eindhoven on LED lighting and energy grids
  • Jyväskylä on cost vs. luminaire quality vs. lighting quality
  • Lyon on control systems and presence detection
  • Malaga on LEDs and social acceptance
  • Bucharest on financing solutions for LED lighting projects

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 16:20: Lighting Bucharest historical heritage and monuments

  • Architectural lighting in Bucharest – the “Light Way” project
    Alexandru Ion, Manager – Design Department, LUXTEN Lighting Co.
  • LED technology and architectural lighting in Bucharest
    Alina Rizescu, Designer and Architect, RIZI Design
  • New remote controlled lighting system for the  Unirii Fountains
    Mihai Savin, Executive Director, APA NOVA
  • Basarab cable-stayed bridge – lighting a landmark in Bucharest
    Florin Marius Legea, Deputy Executive Director, Planning and Project Preparation Department, City of Bucharest
  • Unirii Park – linking new technologies and architecture lighting
    Radu Stanescu, Director of Major Infrastructure Division, LUXTEN Lighting Co

16:20 – 17:00: LUCI Announcements

17:00 – 20:00: Free time

20:00 – 21:00: Bucharest LED lighting tour (by bus)

21:00: Dinner / Casa Doina

Saturday 25 April 2015

Optional programme

09:30 – 10:00: Departure from the hotel

10:00 – 14:00: Visit of the Parliament Palace – the People House

14:00 – 15:30: Lunch / Bran Castle

15:30 – 17:15: Visit of the Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)

17:15 – 20:00: Departure to Azuga or to Bucharest

20:00 – 20:45: Arrival at Bucharest Airport

20:45: Back to the hotel in Bucharest

20:00: Dinner and night in Azuga / LuxGarden hotel
(only for the participants who have chosen the Saturday and Sunday 2-day package)

Sunday 26 April 2015

Optional programme

09:30 – 10:15: Departure from the hotel

10:15 – 12:15: Visit of Cantacuzino Castle

12:15 – 13:30: Lunch in Sinaia / Bastion Restaurant

13:30 – 15:45: Visit of Peles and Pelisor Castles

15:45 – 18:00: Departure to Bucharest

18:00 – 18:45: Arrival at Bucharest Airport

18:45: Back to the hotel in Bucharest

©Alexandru Ion Luxten Lighting Co