Strategies in Light Europe draws world-class attendance

Date Announced: 04 Oct 2010

The first Strategies in Light Europe Conference and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers Conference Center, Frankfurt; drew to a close last week having experienced an impressive debut attendance of more than 600 visitors from 44 countries.

Show highlights included a well attended keynote session which included presentations by Martin Goetzeler, President & CEO, OSRAM, discussing the future of LEDs; Jan Denneman
President European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC), promoting quality LED lighting within the European lighting industry; and John Magan, Deputy Head of Photonics Unit G5, European Commission (EC), who looked at lighting’s role in the Digital Agenda for Europe. One of the conference session highlights was Vrinda Bhandarkar, Analyst, LED Practice, Strategies Unlimited, who presented on the LEDs global market overview and forecast.

The opening day’s sold out workshops were highly successful with each seeing over 60 attendees. The workshops covered an array of topics ranging from Standards for LEDs to Thermal Management.

Christine Shaw, Senior VP & Group Publishing Director for show organisers PennWell is delighted with the overall success of our first show in Europe: “This is the third show to join the well established Strategies In Light family; and the success confirms the need for our planned global expansion into Europe and Asia. This is a very exciting time for the LEDs industry and we are pleased to be the only media company that can offer this market a combination of research, quality editorial, a robust website and a family of global shows serving the unique needs of the market.”

Tim Whitaker, Conference Director and Editor-in-Chief of LEDs Magazine, was very pleased with the quality of the speakers and the level of discussion generated by the presentations. “The European lighting industry is heavily involved in the transformation to LEDs and other energy-efficient lighting technologies,” he said. “However, this transition is still at an early stage, and there are many important areas that require in-depth discussion, for example the development of standards, the role of the European Commission, and the importance of market segments such as modules and retrofit lamps. The conference presentations covered these and many other subject areas, and we expect that Strategies in Light Europe will develop into an important forum for debate in the years to come, as the industry continues to develop.”

The Strategies in Light Europe Conference and Exhibition attracted over 600 attendees during the three day event along with 38 exhibitors and a 68% on-site exhibitor rebooking.

Next year’s event is scheduled for 3 – 5 October 2010, Crowne Plaza Milian Linate, Milan, Italy; please visit www.sileurope.com for more information.

PennWell ‘s LED & Lighting Media Group is comprised of the following:

Strategies in Light Events Worldwide
Strategies in Light is a business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs and lighting produced by both Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation. The longest running conference in the LED industry and drawing its largest audience to date with more than 3,000 participants and 90 exhibitors in 2010, this event is considered to be the premier annual forum for presenting current commercial developments in HB LEDs for component and equipment suppliers, manufacturers, and end-users of HB LED devices.

LED Japan/Strategies in Light attracted over 5,300 registrants in 2009.
Strategies in Light Europe in its debut year saw over 610 attendees.

Strategies Unlimited, World’s Leader in Photonic Market Research
Strategies Unlimited specializes in market research reports, and custom studies targeted for the optoelectronic, optical communications, compound semiconductor material, and RF/microwave components industries. Founded in 1979, Strategies Unlimited adeptly integrates technology and business issues. Primary data collection and detailed input-output analysis are developed to create models describing the commercial markets. With its in-depth understanding of market applications, technology developments, industry participants, and government policies, the company is renowned for its outstanding record in market forecasting.

LEDs Magazine, Print and Digital media:
LEDs Magazine is the leading information resource for the global LED community, serving thousands of readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications. The LEDs Magazine portfolio has four main components – the Magazine, the Website, the Newsletter and the Suppliers Directory. View the latest LED industry news now: http://www.ledsmagazine.com/main.

PennWell Corporation:
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following global industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiber optics, information technology, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters and conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey, Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China.

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