2015 Conference Programme

8.30am Monday 9th – 5.30pm Tuesday 10th March
Langham Hotel, Auckland

Two full days of speakers provide a professional and business development opportunity to learn first-hand about the digital revolution that is transforming road lighting worldwide. The exhibition features suppliers, consultants and contractors from New Zealand and Australia demonstrating a comprehensive range of road lighting products and services as well as associated financing, project delivery and support services.  The pdf of the full conference programme can be downloaded here.

2015 Programme

The full programme follows below.  Profiles of our conference speakers (in order of presentation) can be found on our Speakers page.

Day 1

Monday 9 March

7:30am Conference Registration, and Networking in the Trade Exhibition (tea and coffee available)
8:30am Welcome: Mayor Lawrence Yule, President of Local Government New Zealand and Mayor of Hastings
8:45am Opening address: Mike Underhill, CEO of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
8:55am Almis Udrys, Director, Performance & Analytics Department, City of San Diego, United States: “Turning modern cities into smart cities”
9:20am Jesse Foote, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research, Colorado, US: “The future of networked street lighting and smart cities”
9:45am Flemming Madsen, Head of Secretariat, Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab (DOLL): “Using LED lighting to create a platform for the Smart City” (By video)
9:55am Will Gibson, Co-founder and Managing Director, Telensa, UK: “Issues for Councils from a lighting controls supplier perspective”
10:20am – 10.50am Morning Tea:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition
10:50am Ed Ebrahimian, Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles: “How would Los Angeles upgrade its street lighting if it was starting now?”
11:15am Graham Mawer, Director, Next Energy, Sydney: “A review of the 20 largest LED road lighting projects in the world”
11:40am CJ Boguszewski, Silver Spring Networks’ Global Commercial Director for Smart Lights and Cities: “Florida: the largest networked streetlight project in the US”
12:05pm Dave Johnson. Highway Manager, Transport for London; UK Lighting Board Member: “London’s £11 million road lighting upgrade to controllable LEDs” (By video)
12:15pm Alan Wallace, Regional Road Corridor Delivery Manager, Auckland: “Transport Making the decision to switch to LED street lighting”
12:35pm – 1.35pm Lunch:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition
1:35pm Guillaume Garric, Regional Director, VINCI Energies (Citeos), France: “A long term contract for energy efficiency and Smart City development: the Cergy-Pontoise PPP”
2:00pm Jon-Erik Dillon, Founding Partner, RealTerm Energy, Canada: “Evaluating today’s technologies for the needs of tomorrow – the Canadian experience”
2:25pm Scott Vokey, Energy Services Manager, Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s LAS (Local Authorities Services) Ltd, Canada: “Why Ontario is quickly becoming a leading adopter of LED streetlights”
2:50pm Ewan Gebbie, Executive Director, Energy Management Association of NZ: “Developments in New Zealand energy performance contracting”
3:10pm –  3.40pm Afternoon Tea:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition
3:40pm LED Luminaire Suppliers Panel – Moderator Jon-Erik Dillon, RealTerm Energy
4:15pm Controls System Suppliers Panel – Moderator Graham Mawer, Next Energy
4:50pm Day 1 wrap-up – Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd
5:00pm –  6.00pm Cocktails:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition
7:15pm –  9.30pm GE Lighting Dinner:
After dinner speaker – Te Radar

Day 2

Tuesday 10 March

8:00am Networking in the Trade Exhibition (tea and coffee available)
8:30am Opening Address: Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport, Minister of Energy & Resources
8:45am Foreword: US Consul General James Donegan: “Innovation and international trade”
8:50am Dr John Milton, Director of Enterprise Risk and Safety Management, Washington State Department of Transportation, US: “Using road lighting to minimise vehicle crashes in Washington State – a cost-benefit approach”
9:20am Dr. Ron Gibbons, Director, Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), US: “The safety effects of road lighting – what international research tells us”
9:50am – 10.30am Morning Tea:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition 
10:30am Ian Dryden, Team Leader – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne: “Melbourne’s lighting strategy has helped revitalise the CBD”
10:55am Kevin Cawley, Lighting Designer, Christchurch, NZ: “Lighting for People: Humanising pedestrian area public lighting”
FINANCE&RISK 11:15am Grant Hodges, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young, NZ: “Project Finance Solutions”
11:35am Gregor Paterson-Jones, MD Energy Efficiency, UK Green Investment Bank plc, UK: “The ‘Low Energy Street lighting’ green loans initiative” (by video)
11:45am Michael Schrempp, Head, Green Technology Solutions Team, Munich Re, Germany: “A LED Performance Warranty can help make your project bankable”
12:10pm – 1.15pm Lunch:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition
1:15pm Paul Mercier, President, IES North America: “How NZ and Australia can benefit from the American experience of LED deployment” (By video)
1:20pm Greg Williams, Chair, IESANZ NZ: “Maximising the potential of new technology by best-practice lighting design”
1:30pm Steve Hare – GM. HBW Lighting, Australia: “Understanding LED Luminaires: Key points for procurement decisions”
1:45pm Iain Bramwell, StreetCam 3D Manager, CoreLogic NZ Ltd: “Identifying and mapping road lighting assets accurately, quickly and at low-cost”
2:00pm Bryan King, Director, Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (Demonstration using non-branded LED Luminaires)
2:45pm Afternoon Tea:
Networking in the Trade Exhibition 
3:15pm Nigel Parry, Institute of Lighting Professionals UK, CIE Division 4 Editor: “The development of the UK specifications on CMS lighting controls and adaptive lighting techniques”
3:40pm Kim Craig, Standardisation Management Board Member, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Geneva: “IEC standards for smart lighting and smart cities”
4:05pm Chris Byrne, Chairman, Lighting Council NZ: “Towards transforming NZ road lighting: Industry responses to new standards and guidelines”
4:25pm Dr Steven Finlay, Manager Business Solutions, EquiP, Local Government NZ: “Conference wrap-up and future directions”
4:45pm Final Remarks – Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd








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