Strategies in Light announces 2011 program

Nov. 5, 2010
With a theme of "Transforming the LED & Lighting Markets," Strategies in Light 2011 takes place in late February in California.
Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation will host their 12th annual business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs and lighting on February 22-24, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

The focus for Strategies in Light 2011 is on the developments in LED applications, technology and manufacturing that will continue to drive the market forward over the next five years and beyond. For the third year in a row the conference will feature a parallel LEDs in Lighting Track, which will examine some of the most pressing issues regarding the use of LEDs in lighting applications. Moreover, the Solid-State Lighting Investor Forum will be a full-day session on February 22, expanding upon the half-day Forum that was first offered in 2010 to a sell-out audience.

In addition to conference programs that will address the many important industry developments discussed above, Strategies in Light 2011 will include a comprehensive exhibit area with more than 100 companies participating. The exhibit area will feature the LED Light and Design Pavilion, which is designed to showcase a variety of LED lighting products, and which will offer several presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and technical tours for members of the lighting community.

Strategies in Light 2011 will provide insight into the rapidly developing markets for LED lighting, backlights for LCD TVs, and outdoor signs and displays, as well as other major trends in applications, industry structure, government policies, markets, products, and technologies that will affect the LED industry’s future.

Featured speakers for the conference’s LED market track include: Aldo Kamper, President and CEO, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Michael Holt, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Lumileds Lighting, and Robert Karlicek, Director, Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition, Ella Shum, Director of the LED Research, Strategies Unlimited, will provide an annual update on the market for HB LEDs, along with a five-year forecast.

Other companies and organizations contributing to the LED market track include: The Climate Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Canaccord Genuity, LG CNS America, Cree, Epistar, Nichia, the OLED Association, Lattice Power, Lunera, Avnet Electronics, Rambus, FAA, Microsemi, Intematix, Thermal Solutions Resources and Nuventix.

Featured speakers for the lighting track include Patricia Glasow, Principal, Auerbach Glasow French and Nancy Clanton, Founder and President, Clanton & Associate. Vrinda Bhandarkar, Senior Market Research Analyst at Strategies Unlimited, will summarize the results of the company’s latest research on LED luminaire and replacement lamp market trends. Other participating companies and organizations include Lutron, Lithonia, Philips Lumileds Lighting, Bridgelux HaoLED, Lighting Research Center (LRC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Egret Consulting and McKinsey.

Last year Strategies in Light attracted more than 3,000 participants from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia – 38 countries in all. LED Japan Conference & Expo/Strategies in Light recently held in Yokohama, Japan, drew more than 6,100 attendees and a sold-out exhibit floor. Strategies in Light Europe successfully debuted in Germany in September 2010.

For further information on Strategies in Light 2011, please contact Luba Hrynyk at [email protected], or visit online at: