PLDC: Convention for the Global Lighting Design Market

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Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC)

Professional Lighting Design Convention: The Future of the Lighting Design Profession

The bi-annual Professional Lighting Design Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and other clients use the event as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession.

To date, the events have been held in various capital cities around Europe:

• London, United Kingdom (2007)
• Berlin, Germany (2009)
• Madrid, Spain (2011)
• Copenhagen, Denmark (2013)
• Rome, Italy (2015)

PLDC ‘Warm-Up Events’

Typical for the PLD concept are the ‘warm-up events’ that are held in the time in between the individual events to warm-up lighting professionals.

Over the years, PLDC has registered altogether almost 5,000 attendees.

Professional Lighting Design Convention Fact and Figures Sheet

PLDC – Facts & Figures past editions. Source: PLD website.

PLDC: High Quality Knowledge Transfer and Networking Opportunities

PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities. PLDC is supported by major market players, associations, universities and industry. In 2015 in Rome PLDC brought together:

– 1700 attendees
– representatives from 25 associations
– representatives from 38 universities and institutes
– an exhibition of 66 partners from the lighting industry
– 23 media partners
– representatives from 13 Partner Cities
– representatives from 12 Partner Events

PLDC events and excursions for Lighting Design Professionals

PLDC events, designs and excursions for Lighting Design Professionals.

Shift Happens – The PLDC2017 Theme

The next edition, PLDC 2017, will take place in Paris, France, under the motto “Shift Happens”. Based on the successful proven concept, PLDC will again be built around a three-day professional conference offering approximately 70 presentations given by high-profile speakers.

Location will be the Palais des Congrès de Paris (2nd level), a leading venue for conferences, trade shows, corporate events and shows. Combining architectural innovation, international fame, a strategic location with easy access and a large hotel capacity, this venue has the advantages of one of the world’s largest convention centres. It fits perfect to the architecture and design minded PLDC visitors!

Pictures at this page are courtesy of PLD/Via-Verlag.