LED EXPO 2011 announces conference speaker line-up

May 20, 2011
Date Announced: 20 May 2011 Seoul, May 19, 2011 -- LED Expo 2011 has announced the speaker line–up for its upcoming “International LED & Green Lighting Seminar 2011 (ILGLS).” The three-day conference program, which will be held at KINTEX outside Seoul from June 21-23, runs concurrently with the LED EXPO 2011 exhibition. This year’s program highlights some of the intangible, “emotional benefits” of LED lighting in addition to detailed regional market projections and technology updates.“The gathering of industry thought leaders that we’ve put together for this conference will provide a measure of the pace and direction of the ongoing revolution in lighting and display,” said Professor Moo Whan Shin of Yonsei University, co-chair of conference program.Keynote speakers for the conference are Ian Ferguson, chairman of the Electrical Computer Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina/Charlotte, and Kimura Tomoaki, Asia General Manager of G.E. Lighting. While Tomoaki will address GE’s LED strategy, Ferguson will take a “what would Thomas Alva Edison do” look at the pace of development in the solid state lighting industry.Wu Ling, president of ISA China, will lead the key national market overviews with a discussion of China’s LED policy and current market situation. Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University will speak to the LED industry environment in Japan while Fredric Quan, former president of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association, will discuss SSL research programs in the USA. The conference will also feature some of the softer benefits of LED lighting. Dr. Hyeon-Jeong Suk of KAIST, Korea will introduce LED lighting applications as emotional lighting. As an LED designer, Professor Suk will talk about cognitive and emotional characteristics of people when exposed to various illumination designs Dr. Jeebum Lee of Chonam National University, Korea, will address LEDs as a therapeutic for dermatology.An expanded speaker roster for OLEDs is another highlight of the 2011 conference. Six speakers will cover technology and market developments in the burgeoning OLED sector. David Fyfe, noted OLED authority and president of David Fyfe Consulting, will address overall global OLED market trends and current technology. Dr. Sehwan Son of LG Chem Research Park in Korea will address the entrance of OLED panels in the lighting industry.The last day of the conference is given to individual company technology updates and will include presentations from GE Lighting and Momentive Performance Materials from U.S., Japan’s SANYU REC, Taiwan’s EVERLIGHT, Korea’s STARNET CO., LTD., MODERN HIGHTECH and others.Also, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and VDE Global Service will talk about current global SSL trends in energy efficiency and the introduction of the VDE mark and CE mark for luminaries.Registration for the exhibition and conference is available through the home pages of www.ledexpo.com , www.oledexpo.com, www.didexpo.com. A pre-registration discount will be offered through June 17, 2011.

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