SSL Investor Forum to feature at SIL Europe (update)

This year’s Strategies in Light Europe will include an Investor Forum designed to help current and potential investors understand the ongoing changes in the lighting marketplace.

Tuesday 4 October, 2011
Part of Strategies in Light Europe 2011; Milan, Italy

For many years, the industrial landscape of lighting has been stable, dominated by the leaders such as Philips, Osram and GE. Now, the recent advancements in LED lighting technology, coupled with declining LED prices, is accelerating the adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) in many segments of the lighting industry, causing disruption to traditional industrial structures. This change is creating both risks and opportunities for companies and investors involved in the lighting industry.

The SSL Investor Forum, held for the first time at Strategies in Light Europe 2011, aims to address some of the principal questions being asked by investors. Organized in association with Berenberg Bank, the Forum will discuss issues such as the pace of adoption of LEDs in lighting, the longer-term growth potential of the market, and opportunities to invest in different levels of the lighting value-chain. Other factors for discussion include the effects of regulations and government subsidies, and the penetration of consumer-electronics manufacturers into the lighting space.

Speakers from publicly-quoted companies in the LED and lighting markets will share their expertise and insight. LED and module manufacturers are represented, as well as luminaire and lighting-system manufacturers. A major retailer will represent the consumer-facing end of the value chain. Other speakers will discuss investment opportunities and the influence of energy-efficiency initiatives in Europe.

The SSL Investor Forum is specifically designed for current and potential investors, and will provide valuable information and excellent networking opportunities.

Provisional conference agenda:
This is an interactive Forum where audience participation is encouraged, so all timings are approximate.

  • 09:45-10:15
    Introduction and Overview of the SSL Investor Forum
    Tim Whitaker, LEDs Magazine and Will Mackie, Berenberg Bank

  • 10:15-10:45
    How European Energy-Efficiency Initiatives Related to Lighting are Shaping the Marketplace
    Paolo Bertoldi & Michel Quicheron
    Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  • 10:45-11.15
    Experiences of Driving Change in the Lighting Industry
    Stephan Greiner
    Vice President, Cree Europe

  • 11:15-11:45
    Panel Discussion
    Christian Schraft, Head of Strategy, Osram
    Stephan Greiner, Cree
    Paolo Bertoldi, EC
    Menko Deroos, Xicato
>> 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-13:30
    Financial Benefits of Targeting Niche Markets
    MArk Fryer
    Chief Financial Officer, Dialight

  • 13:30-14:00
    The Growth Opportunity for LED Modules in General Lighting
    Menko Deroos
    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Xicato

  • 14:00-14:30
    Realising Investment Opportunities Within the Lighting Industry
    Michael O'Neil
    Investment Director, Climate Change Capital

The Investor Forum is followed by the main conference program commencing at 15:30.

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