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The Lighting Tech Egypt conference will bring together senior representatives from government ministries, lighting designers, Engineering contractors and developers to discuss the latest smart, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for Egypt’s developing public realm.

The conference will focus on reducing energy expenditure for both indoor and outdoor lighting systems as well as examining the benefits of new light sources. New technologies such as Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Fibre optics will be discussed for their potential energy saving benefits and the conference will also draw on strategies for utilizing natural daylight in interiors.

Egypt presents a wealth of opportunity for the international lighting industry, with developers such as SODIC, Qatari Diar, Palm Hills all constructing major mixed use developments across Egypt. The ‘Citygate’ project is being developed by Qatari Diar and is expected to be completed by 2020.  CityGate will be a  self-sustained city with various sizes of villas and apartments viewing the golf course, green spaces and parks. Meanwhile, SODIC (Sixth October Development and Investment Company ) are  developing West Town and East Town as well as a new 30 acre project in 6th October City. The Eastown project, part of SODIC East is set to become the new vibrant hub of the East Cairo district.

Also under construction is the ‘New Capital Cairo’, the proposed new capital of Egypt. The New Capital Cairo will cost approximately US$45 billion US dollars to develop and will be comprised of 21 residential districts, a theme park and 490km2 land available for future development.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Lighting Technology Industry

Did You Know?

  • Egypt has more than 10 million streetlights, which use up around 6% of the country’s electricity, with a load of around 1,600MW, according to MoH. These typically use sodium, mercury vapour, and incandescent lamps. Replacing all of these lights is estimated to cost nearly $725 million.
  • A project which is valued at US$268.2 million to replace 3.89 million street lamp bulbs with energy-efficient ones was announced in April 2015 and is expected to be completed in 28 months.
  • Minister of electricity Dr Mohamed Shaker had recently signed a US$157 million-contract with the AOI to replace nearly four million streetlights across the country with solar LED versions.
  • By early 2015, numerous streets in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, nine miles in length, had been fitted with solar LED lighting by the state-owned Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), with an investment of around $2.1 million. Today similar work is taking place in Alexandria, New Valley, Ismailia, and Kom Ombo in Aswan.
  • Egypt to distribute US$1.7million LED bulbs over the next four months.

Top Reasons to attend

NETWORK with key officials and peers
DISCOVER new opportunities
LEARN about latest developments
GAIN competitive advantage
PARTICIPATE in discussions on the advancements of lighting technologies

Advisory Board

Special thanks to our Advisory Board for their time and input towards the enriching 2015 programme:

Ayman Amer

Procurement Director, SODIC (Sixth October Development and Investment Company)

Heba El-Dessouky

Head of Interior Design - Development Department, Emaar Misr for Development

Salah El Bayoumi

MEP Manager, Turner Construction - International LLC

2016 Speakers

  • Dr. Hend Farouh

    Executive Director of the Central Unit for Sustainable Cities and Renewable Energy
    New Urban Communities Authority

  • Dr. Salwa Ali

    General Manager Energy Conservation
    Egyptian Electricity Holding Company

  • Emad Hassan

    Minister’s Energy Advisor
    Ministry of Tourism

  • Hesham L. Bassiouny

    Senior Design Manager - Development Department
    Citygate, Qatari Diar

  • Marwa Ismail

    Senior Electrical Design Engineer
    Dar Al Handasah

  • Salah El Bayoumi

    MEP Manager
    Turner Construction - International LLC

  • Heba El-Dessouky

    Head of Interior Design - Development Department
    Emaar Misr for Development

  • Mohammed Abdel Gawad-Khaled

    Landscape Architect
    Sites International

  • Mohammed El Haggar

    Sustainability Manager
    Redcon Development

  • Nabil Abo Kalam

    Director of Engineering
    JW Marriott Hotel-Cairo

  • Dr. Ibrahim Yassin

    Managing Director
    UNDP-GEF Lighting & Appliance Efficiency Improvement Project

  • Tarek Zaref

    MEP and Lighting Solutions
    Independent Lighting Consultant

  • Dr. Kamelia Mohamed Youssef

    Consultant for Lighting Components
    UNDP-GEF Lighting and Appliance Efficiency Improvement Project

  • Hany Ebaid

    Electrical Head Section
    Khatib and Alami

  • Eng. Hossam Hamdy

    Head of Electrical
    EHAF Consulting Engineers

  • Mohamed Adel

    Head of Urban and Landscape Department
    Dar Al Mimar Architects

  • Dr. Salah El Haggar

    Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department
    The American University in Cairo

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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.