7th November, 2013

PLDC a popular success

The leading conference in the lighting industry, the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC), took place from 30th October to 2nd November, 2013. It this time opened in the “Bella Center” in Copenhagen. Roughly 1.400 international lighting designers, lighting planners and architects visited the congress, which was dedicated to current developments and topics within the lighting and architecture scene through expert lectures and workshops. Hess supported the event as Silver Sponsor.

Varied supporting programme

The four-day event offered interested industry professionals a versatile programme: Next to Best-Practice-lighting-projects like the “Blue Planet Aquarium” or the “Industriens Hus", which can be visited on-site, prestigious key-note-speaker such as Martin Lindegaard, Danish minister for Climate, Energy and Building, shed light on current tendencies and studies from the lighting industry through high-quality lectures. Besides sustainable lighting solutions, the influence of artificial light on the human was one of the key subjects. 60 renowned industry partners from Europe, Asia and North America presented innovative indoor and outdoor lighting products in an accompanying exhibition. Hess introduced premium models for urban space with the timeless design luminaires CITY ELEMENTS and RESIDENZA as well as the illumination seat POSITANO. Fitted with long-life LED modules, they excel in a decidedly energy-efficient operation.

Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award

Highlight of the international established congress was the gala dinner and the awarding of the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Awards for outstanding accomplishments in eight different categories. Among others, the best newcomer in the area of lighting design as well the most innovative lighting design project were awarded. 

Joachim Ritter (VIA-Verlag, left) and Prof. Michael Rohde (University of Wismar, right) with the winners of this year's PLDR awards (from left to right): Jari Vuorinen (Lighting Design Collective), Martine Valentine (City of Abu Dhabi), Badar Khamis Al Shumaily (City of Abu Dhabi), Star Davis (Arup NY), Roger Sexton (Xicato), Christopher Cuttle, Craig Bernecker for Dr. George Brainard, Prof. Thomas Römhild (University of Wismar).
We warmly congratulate all winners of the PLDR-Awards!

Further information

Impressions of the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Copenhagen as well as things to know about the individual items on the programme can be found on the official website of the event: