LUCI participates to THINKLIGHT Conference 2024, MENA’s leading event for lighting

This year, Light + Intelligent Building Middle East will dive deep into a theme that resonates with the times – “Enlightened Futures: How responsibility will guide the future of Light and Buildings”. The event will take place from 16 to 18 January, 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre. 

As we advance in the realm of intelligent building systems and luminous architectures, responsibility should be our guiding light. Whether it’s ensuring energy efficiency, promoting well-being, or safeguarding our environment, our commitments today shape the legacies of tomorrow. The built environments of tomorrow are not just about advanced tech integrations and innovative designs; they are about constructing spaces that are ecologically conscious, socially responsible, and fundamentally sustainable.

LUCI, as the voice of cities will contribute to the discussion “Enlightened Futures: Cities”. As a part of the 3 day exhibition, the THINKLIGHT Conference delves into the delicate balance between technical expertise and artistic vision, emphasizing our collective duty to produce outstanding results benefiting citizens, spaces, and the environment.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs

Represented by Elisa Hillgén, from the City of Jyväskylä, which appears to be LUCI’s presidency, the LUCI Network will actively be part of the discussion during the THINKLIGHT Conference.

“The master planning of lighting in cities creates a framework for lighting designers and municipalities to work within to ensure consistency. Factors to be considered include sustainable development – reducing energy consumption, enhancing public safety and security as well as minimizing light pollution to protect the natural environment and preserve the quality of life for urban residents. The incorporation of smart technologies that allow for real-time monitoring and control of lighting systems, ensures that they are used efficiently and effectively. Professionally designed lighting can also help take into account the needs of different communities and stakeholders. We need to consider how people use the space as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alongside the needs of different groups such as women, children and the elderly for example, and ultimately assist in creating more live able and attractive urban environments for everyone. This panel will bring together experts in design, planning, community engagement and technology to share the experiences and insights needed to incorporate considered responsibility within city lighting.”


  • Lauren Dandridge, Principal, Chromatic, USA


  • Elisa Hillgén, Lighting coordinator, City of Jyväskylä
  • Şebnem Gemalmaz, Lighting Design Leader, Arup
  • Charles Stone, Founder/President, Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Chris Lowe, Senior Design Manager, DGCL
  • Faik Haddadin, Senior Director – Projects, EMAAR
  • Ahmed El Banawy, Associate Director – Design, Nakheel

Join us from 16 to 18 January, 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre in exploring visionary ideas, cutting-edge solutions, and trailblazing dialogues that align with a future where responsibility is at the heart of every beam of light and every brick laid.

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