4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition
26th -29th October 2015.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition, organized jointly by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and the World Bank Group under Lighting Global takes place 26th to 29th October 2015 at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE.
This event remains the centerpiece of the international off-grid lighting community’s efforts to chart the business-driven route to improved energy access for people lacking access to reliable, grid-based electricity. With commercial product sales of quality products increasing over 150% per year, the industry is exploding with new product innovations, improving service and affordability and rapidly evolving business models enabling millions of people to climb the energy access ladder at unprecedented rates.
The 4th of these Conferences will be held in Dubai — the hub for a new global industry serving Asian, African, and other markets. This event promises to be the largest to date, attracting a range of industry players and financial service providers. The latest Market Trends Report will be presented and attendees will share market lessons and build partnerships to power the next stage of this industry evolution.
The event will:
· Showcase the latest developments in the dynamic off-grid and lighting industry.
· Enable networking and information exchange among participants.
· Provide Business-to-Business (B2B) linkages among manufacturers, suppliers, and financial service providers.
· Facilitate increased investor support for the growing industry.
· Highlight latest trends and developments in business and financing models.
· Address policy issues and facilitate a dialogue between policy makers and the industry.
The Four-Day Event seeks to attract more than 600 participants and 100 exhibitors. It consists of a two and a half day conference, three day concurrent exhibition, and topical side events on day four.
According to Harry Verhaar, Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting, “Reflecting on the challenges we face and ambitions we share in this sector it is fascinating to witness the scientific accomplishments of the past years and decades, making it at the same time hard to believe that a quarter of the world population does not yet have access to modern energy. While a few months ago, a solar-powered spacecraft landed on top of a comet 6.4 billion kilometres away, over 1.3 billion people on Earth are spending half of their lives in darkness after the sun sets at 6pm. Let’s act together to end light poverty!”