NEW IN 2018! 
The Opening Keynote Session will now take place on Tuesday, February 13 at 3:30pm and is open to all attendees and exhibitors.


* as of September 10, 2017 - additional speakers to be added


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speakers TBD



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
LED Lighting Market Review and Forecast

Philip Smallwood, Director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited
Philip Smallwood is the Research Director for the LEDs and Lighting Group at Strategies Unlimited, where he oversees the creation and completion of the group’s market research reports and is the author of several of the groups worldwide lighting reports. He has been invited to speak at several lighting and LED events in the US and Europe and was quoted in several international periodicals, including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Strategies Unlimited, he was the lead lighting analyst at IHS and author of the 2011 and 2012 Lighting reports. He conducted extensive research on the global lamp and luminaire markets with a particular interest in the effect LEDs are having on incumbent technologies.   

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
LEDs Beyond Light Sources: Enabling Luminaires as Communication Devices

In the two decades since the introduction of the first white LEDs the industry has focused on replacing the traditional vacuum tube lighting technologies of incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and HID with LED light sources. The main drivers have been energy efficiency, long life and the enablement of dynamic lighting (color changing, CCT tuning, etc.).

Now the industry stands at a new dawn where we can realize the full benefits of solid state LED technology beyond just replacing old light sources with new for energy savings. In this keynote we will discuss both the needs of LED technology for replacement of traditional sources of light, but also the development of advanced technologies which allow connected luminaires as sources of information display, and real time, for retail, industrial and other applications.

Emmanuel Dieppedalle, CEO, General Lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
Emmanuel Dieppedalle is CEO of the General Lighting division of Osram Opto Semiconductors (Osram OS) GmbH (Regensburg, Germany).  Based in Penang, Malaysia, Dieppedalle is responsible for product development, R&D, production, sales & marketing, and general management of Osram OS’ lighting group. Dieppedalle joined Osram in September 2016. Dieppedalle has held a variety of positions in sales, marketing and general management throughout his career, leading multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams in Europe, Asia and North America.  Before coming to Osram, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Global LED Products at Lumileds. Dieppedalle spent 12 years with NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), gaining experience in Semiconductors for telecommunications, consumer and commodity markets, culminating in a four-year post as Vice President / GM of the Logic Semiconductors product division. Dieppedalle spent 8 years with Philips Electronics in sales and marketing gaining experience in Consumer products, culminating in a two years post as General Manager of the Nafta Cable set-top boxes division. Dieppedalle earned his Master’s in Computer Engineering from École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon (Lyon, France) and later his MBA in International Business from MBA International CECE de Marseille  (Marseille, France).


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM



Thursday, February 15, 2018

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Strategies Unlimited’s Annual Global LED Market Update

Shonika Vijay, Senior Analyst, Strategies Unlimited
Shonika is the analyst for the LED, lighting and smart lighting market at Strategies Unlimited. She is also one of the co-chairs for the Strategies in Light Europe Conference. She was a consultant in energy efficiency with ADM Associates and DNV KEMA. She coordinated evaluation, measurement and verification for utility and state sponsored energy efficiency programs and studies. She completed her Bachelors in Engineering from University of Davis, California.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM