The City of Melbourne will present the 2013 Lighting Strategy at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit, Australia’s premier lighting event taking place in Melbourne in August.

Ian Dryden, Team Leader Industrial Design will be offering an insight into key projects and future lighting initiatives planned to improve pedestrian safety and amenity, attract an evening crowd to Melbourne’s public spaces and minimise the negative environmental impact of outdoor lighting.

Being held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 5-6 August, the Australian Smart Lighting Summit will bring together lighting experts, designers and councils to discuss energy efficient solutions and sustainable design. The event, which is expected to attract over 200 senior level professionals and leading lighting suppliers, comes at a pivotal time in Australian lighting industry history as new standards are established to integrate LED technology.

The lighting summit will focus on public, street, building and architectural, as well as event lighting projects delivered through keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions and roundtable sessions across the two days.

City of Melbourne’s Prof. Rob Adams, Director City Design and Ian Dryden, Team Leader Industrial Design will showcase the rejuvenation of Melbourne and the 2013 Lighting Strategy.

Paul Brown, Managing Director of Ironbark Sustainability will present on replacement programs for street lighting being rolled out by councils around the country. Mark West of Sylvania Lighting Australasia will discuss the future of LED and outdoor lighting control while Belinda Hill of Adelaide City Council will demonstrate the commitment of Adelaide to the environment through energy-efficient lighting.

High-profile designers include Steve Brown of NDY Light, who will be presenting a smart lighting pilot project being undertaken at the University of Melbourne, and Arup’s Australasia Lighting Leader Tim Carr who will share experiences from his recent involvement in Vivid Sydney. Adele Lock of Mint Lighting Design, Graham Whittaker of Zumtobel Lighting, Adam Carey of Citelum, celebrated astronomer Perry Vlahos and Bernie Tan-Hayes of PointofView Melbourne are also in the key speaker line-up.

Major lighting technology suppliers involved in this year’s event include Gold Sponsor Sylvania Lighting Australasia, Silver Sponsor Zumtobel, Cocktail Sponsor LED Innovations and Cooper Lighting, Light on Landscape, GE Lighting, Hotbeam, Pecan Lighting, Lightmoves, Advanced Lighting Technologies, Suland Lighting and Lights Lights Lights.

As endorsers of the Australian Smart Lighting Summit, City of Melbourne will be hosting a City Lights Tour, which will link the 2013 Lighting Strategy to the experience gained from City Plan 2013, Sustainable Public Lighting Action Plan 2005-2010 and Zero Net Emissions by 2020.

According to Conference Producer Charlene Corrin of Expotrade Australia , given that the industry is in a period of transition and organisations are looking to slash energy bills and emissions, the Australian Smart Lighting Summit facilitates the ideal platform for stakeholders to meet and share their experience and expertise to drive positive change.

Expotrade is also the organiser of the Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit being held in Abu Dhabi in November.