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Saudi Arabia’s Much Anticipated Lighting Design and Tech Expo

Lighting Design and Tech Expo in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s lighting market is set to shine as it surges towards a predicted value of USD 1.46 billion by 2026. This dazzling growth is driven by the country’s ambitious foray into smart cities and a strong focus on energy-efficient lighting solutions.

Abdulaziz Al-Azem, Founder and Design Principal of Design Technology Services Lighting Consultants, attributes this radiant trajectory to the flurry of state-of-the-art giga-projects underway in the Kingdom. The surge in smart homes, IoT innovations, heritage preservation, a burgeoning entertainment sector, and a maturing sports industry are all fueling the demand for advanced lighting technologies. Sustainability emerges as a key trend, underpinning these developments.

The Lighting Design & Technology Expo, scheduled from September 10th to 12th at the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Centre, serves as a beacon for lighting designers, architects, engineers, and industry experts. It aims to showcase the latest trends, innovative products, and cutting-edge technologies in the lighting sector.

Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of energy efficiency in line with its smart city initiatives is taking on a shift towards smart lighting technologies. The government’s substantial investments in smart and sustainable cities, such as NEOM, ALNAMA Smart City, and the Line (within NEOM), are propelling the lighting market’s growth at a CAGR of 7.1% through 2028, with a predicted worth of USD 1.46 billion by 2026, according to market research experts.

The Lighting Design & Technology Summit, co-located with the Hospitality and Hotel Expo, promises enlightening discussions on emerging trends and industry challenges. It involves a gathering of thought leaders and experts who delve into the transformative power of lighting design in Saudi Arabia.

This year’s Summit explores diverse facets of lighting design, from revitalizing cultural landmarks and influencing consumer behavior to adopting smart technology and AI. Speakers focus on the balance between preserving cultural heritage and embracing contemporary lighting practices, as well as the synergy between AI and lighting. In-depth sessions discuss how lighting can impact consumer behavior in retail and hospitality spaces, driving sales and enhancing guest experiences.

The Summit will feature esteemed speakers such as David Mcneil, Partner at dpa lighting; Waleed Fakousa, Principal & Partner at CD+M Lighting Design Group, LLC; and Abeer Nowailaty, Architect and Lighting Specialist at Bricklab, among others.

As Saudi Arabia seeks to take on its rich cultural heritage and embrace cutting-edge lighting technology, the Lighting Design & Technology Expo and Summit are set to illuminate the way forward for the Kingdom’s lighting industry.

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