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Messe Frankfurt Middle East invites you to their webinar

Dark Skies: The Team Behind The Lighting Design Process

About this webinar

Now more than ever, it is essential to protect the night sky. The team behind the lighting design process including lighting designers, architects, landscape designers, suppliers and developers all play a role in helping this cause. In this webinar, we will share with the audience the ‘Dark Skies’ initiative, and illustrate by the testimonials of the astronomy center, scientists and lighting designers, the way that light pollution is affecting our environment and what we can do about this.

The session will also have time for audience involvement in Q&A.

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    Rida Mokdad General Manager @ Debbas

    Lighting and construction professional with an academic background in architectural design, project management and business administration.

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    Hasan Al Hariri CEO & Founder @ Dubai Astronomy Group

    Professional Astronomer, CEO and founder of Dubai Astronomy Group and Al Thuraya Astronomy Center.

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    Patricia Lopez Architect @ School of Lighting

    Patricia is an Architect and Lighting Designer, currently part of the Professional Leadership Development Program at Harvard Business School. For over 15 years, she has worked in the field of Specialist Lighting in the roles of Design Director, Design Manager and Conceptual Designer. She has rece...

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    David Dunn Lighting Expert/Project Manager @ Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport

    David is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Design, Construction and Implementation of lighting and electrical projects in the UK, Europe and the GCC.

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    Dr. Sibylle Schroer Scientific Coordinator @ Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland

    Dr. Sibylle Schroer coordinates research about light pollution at IGB, and has developed strategies for insect protection at the University of Florida, the German Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants and the CAU in Kiel.

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    Kerem Asfuroglu Creative Director @ Dark Source

    Kerem Asfuroglu is a lighting designer and graphic artist with a particular interest in darkness. He is the founder of Dark Source - a lighting design studio driven by social and environmental values. He was awarded with the title of Dark Sky Defender by the IDA in 2017.

Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds with over 2,600 employees at 30 locations.

The Group’s Dubai-based subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt Middle East, currently organises 16 trade fairs & a series of conferences across the region.