Conference Programme

8.30am Tuesday 11th – 5.30pm Wednesday 12th March
Langham Hotel, Auckland

Two full days of 30 world-class speakers – 15 from outside New Zealand – provide a professional and business development opportunity to learn first-hand about the digital revolution that is transforming road lighting worldwide. The exhibition will feature 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.

2014 Programme

You can download a PDF of the conference programme here.

Day 1:

Tuesday 11 March

8.00am Registration, Exhibition and Networking
8.55am Introduction – Strategic Lighting Partners
9.00am Official Welcome – Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown
9.10am Official Opening –  President of Local Government New Zealand, Mayor Lawrence Yule
9.20am Ed Ebrahimian, Director, Los Angeles Bureau of Lighting, City of Los Angeles:
“The City of Los Angeles Experience – US $10m p.a. savings from 140,000 LEDs”
9:40am Questions & Discussion
9.55am Dr Ron Gibbons, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems,  Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:
“Quantifying the impact of road lighting on safety: Guidance for implementation”
10.15am Questions & Discussion
10.30am Morning Tea, Exhibition and Networking
11.00am Margaret Newman, Outgoing Chief of Staff, New York City Department of Transportation: “The New York City decision to LED-retrofit 250,000 road lights”
11.20am Questions & Discussion
11.35am Edward Smalley, Seattle City Light, Director, US DOE’s Municipal Solid State Lighting Consortium (MSSLC), US Local Government LED action collaborative: “The Advantages & Achievements of a Collaborative Municipal (Local Government) Programme”
11.55am Questions & Discussion
12.10pm Graham Mawer, Director of the Street Lighting Programme,
Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)
“Councils co-operating for best value from utility-owned road lighting”
12.25pm Paul Gowans, Principal Engineer, City of Sydney:
“The City of Sydney LED Experience”
12.40pm Questions & Discussion
12.55pm Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
1.55pm Terry Collins, General Manager Products, EECA: “Harnessing Efficiencies in New Zealand’s Road Lighting Landscape”
2.05pm Richard Webster, Electrical Services Manager ITS & Street Lighting, Suffolk County Council: “How lighting control systems reduced crime”
2.20pm Christophe Orceau, CEO & Chair of the TALQ Consortium:
“The current state and future of road lighting control”
2.40pm Chris Byrne, Chairman, Lighting Council New Zealand:
“NZ Lighting Industry Capability”
2.50pm Questions & Discussion
3.05pm Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Networking
3.35pm Nancy Clanton, Chair Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee & IESNA Mesopic Committee: “Is yellow lighting the wrong colour?”
3.55pm Bill Frith, Research Leader (Road Safety), Opus International Consultants Ltd:
“Quantifying the impact of road lighting on New Zealand road safety”
4.15pm Godfrey Bridger, Director, Strategic Lighting Partners:
“LED lighting and controls research present a new paradigm for owners”
4.30pm Questions & Discussion
5.00 – 6.30pm Citelum Cocktails, Exhibition and Networking:
Welcome – Adam Carey
Managing Director, Citelum Australia & New Zealand
7.30 – 9.30pm GE Lighting Buffet Dinner:
Welcome – Ian Killick
Managing Director, GE Lighting Australia & New Zealand
After Dinner Speaker – Bill Ralston

The City Dark –  Documentary Movie Screening


Day 2:

Wednesday 12 March

8.30am Exhibition and Networking – Tea & Coffee available in the Trade Exhibition
8.55am Introduction – Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd
9.00am Day Two Opening
9.15am Nigel Parry, CIE & British Standards Member, ILP Lecturer & Consultant:
“Directions in European Road Lighting Regulation & Standards”
9.35am Alistair Scott, Independent Consultant, Chair, British Lighting Standards Committee, Member European Standards: “Energy Reduction Strategy using the new British Standard”
9.55am Graeme Culling, AS/NZS Committee Member, Senior Lighting Engineer, Betacom: “Australia New Zealand Standards: acommodating the move to LED”
10.10am Questions & Discussion
10.20am Morning Tea, Exhibition and Networking
10.50am Dr Rune Elvik, – Institute of Transport Economics, Norway:
“The economic value of good road lighting”
11.10am Michelle Hjort, Associate Director, RealTerm Energy, Toronto: “If It’s Such a No-Brainer to give the “Green-Light” to LEDs, Why Are Your Lights Still Orange?”
11.25pm Stephen Proctor, Executive Director, Public Infrastructure Partners Fund: “NZ Road Lighting Public Private Partnership (PPP) Opportunities”
11.40am Lynley Hutton, Investment Assessment Manager, NZ Transport Agency: “Investment criteria for new technology”
11.55am Questions & Discussion
12.05am Bryan King, Director, Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd:
“Smart Procurement and innovative business models for LED Street Lighting”
12.20pm Ewan Gebbie, Executive Director, Energy Management Assoc of NZ (EMANZ):
“Energy Performance Contracts”
12.35pm Duncan Halliwell, Kensington Swan: “Product and Performance Warranties and Risk Management”
12.55pm Questions & Discussion
 1.10pm Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
 2.10pm John Rodger, Group General Manager, Corporate Development, Vector: “Are streetlight networks logical investments for Electricity Network Companies?”
 2.25pm David Raven, Director, Odyssey Energy:
“Monitoring the performance of road lighting assets”
2.40pm Keith Gibson, IESANZ New Zealand Chair: “NZ Road Lighting Design Capabilities”
2.55pm Geoff English, Transport Asset Management Team Leader, Christchurch City Council:  “NZ Council Case Study”
3.10 Questions & Discussion
3.20 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Networking
3.30pm Roger Dennis, Executive Director, Sensing City Organisation: “Intelligent Cities & Sensing Networks”
3.50pm CJ Boguszewski, Senior  Director, Smart City Solutions, Silver Spring Networks, USA: “Weaving a Smart City Together: The Case of Copenhagen Lighting”
4.10pm Margaret Newman, Executive Director, Municipal Arts Society, New York: “Smart Cities – a vision for the Next 10 years”
4.25pm Round-table Wrap-up – Keynote Speaker Panel
4.55pm Final Remarks – Strategic Lighting Partners

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