Modern light technology congress on Lake Constance

Attendees award top marks to the venue

For the seventh year in a row, 1,600 representatives of the LED industry gathered at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz to develop innovative lighting solutions using the latest light technologies. The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) is Europe’s leading light technology congress and trade fair.

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Planning for added value

The space allocation plan developed jointly by Kongresskultur Bregenz and the event organiser Luger Research e.U. catered for over 100 presentations as well as providing a pleasant atmosphere in which participants could compare notes in the break time. In addition to break time, workshops and forums were devised in such a way that interaction could occur. The spheres of application for lighting technology that were discussed by the specialist attendees ranged from interior and exterior lighting to agriculture, and from vehicular transport to health care.


Major issues of the LED industry relating to global trends in utilisation and research were presented by distinguished speakers. These included Fred Maxik, NASA partner from the USA, and Jan Denneman, vice-president of Philips Lighting and president of the Global Lighting Association.


This year for the first time the TiL Smart Lighting Forum & Show was held in parallel to the LpS. This show focused on applications for LED (light-emitting diode) and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technologies and on the latest developments on the market. It gave participants the chance to meet architects, lighting designers, lighting consultants and electrical specialists.


1,531 m² for international exhibitors

As the congress was accompanied by a trade fair, attendees were able not only to take in the specialist presentations and the TiL show, but they could also make detailed enquiries about modern light technology, current trends and applications at the venue itself, which extended over an area of 1,531 m² and accommodated stands by 100 international exhibitors. The three-day congress and trade fair occupied 16 rooms of the Festspielhaus; 64 members of the Kongresskultur Bregenz team provided support with their hands, brains and hearts.


“In a survey, just under 90 per cent of this year’s participants gave the Festspielhaus Bregenz the top grades 1 and 2. We owe this success largely to the Kongresskultur Bregenz team for its commitment, professionalism and inspiration!” declared a delighted Siegfried Luger, Event Director of LpS 2017 and TiL 2017.


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Photos: Matthias Rhomberg

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