On 4th November guests will be invited to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues at the Cave - the Conrad Hotel, illuminated by iGuzzini
On the occasion of Light Middle East
(the largest dedicated trade event for urban, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting in the Middle East), the PLDC
organisers and Diamond Sponsor iGuzzini
will be hosting a special Professional Lighting Design community breakfast as a warm-up in a suitably warm Dubai. On 4th November guests will be invited to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues at the Cave - the Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, illuminated by iGuzzini.
The event, opened by Giovanni Favilli
, the Italian Consoul of Dubai, will see the partecipation of Joachim Ritter
, PLDC steering commitee chair, who will preview PLDC 2015 in Rome, and the architect Iyad Alsaka
who will deliver a speech on "Urbanization and Lighting". Alsaka, as Director - Architect at OMA
's headquarters in Rotterdam, is in charge of projects in the Middle East and North America. In 2008, he worked on OMA's acclaimed masterplan for Waterfront City in Dubai along with several other projects in the Gulf region. Alsaka brings vast experience of the Middle East to the partnership, having joined OMA in 2007 from Dubai Holding, where he was director of design, development and responsible for dozens of projects since 2001.
and Dubai, the series of PLDC warm-up events will be held in different locations (among which London, New York, Sidney, Barcelona) to bring the Professional Lighting Design Community together and provide up to date information on the Rome event in 2015.