23 - 25 September 2018, Dubai


Prolight+Sound Middle East 2017-Conference

The Events Technology and Entertainment Development Forum

For the first time, Prolight + Sound Middle East hosted the Events, Technology and Entertainment Development Forum alongside the exhibition for the second edition of the show. The 2-day forum brought together leading stakeholders from the government, events, lighting, proaudio, leisure, creation, entertainment and tourism industry to discuss trends and strategies in developing world class events, iconic attractions and industry partnerships that drive tourism and long-term success.


Speakers Included:

Stefan Wieland, Conference Chairman, AV & Event Technology Specialist
Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director of Tourism Sector, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Tom Davis, Director, Theatre Project Consultants
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Opera
Thomas Ovesen, Chief Executive Officer, 117 Live
Craig Hartenstine, Executive Producer, La Perle by Dragone 
Koert Vermeulen, Founder and Designer, ACTLD
Andy Webb, Theatre Lighting Designer, TIGZ Creative
Merlijn van Veen, Sound Engineer & Consultant, Audio Engineering Society
Sam Katiela, Managing & Creative Director, mamemo Productions
Durham Marenghi, Lighting Designer, DurhamLD Limited
Frederik Fayard (Aldo), CEO/Designer, Concept K
Jonathan Tulip, Audio Visual Specialist
Emad El-Saghir, Senior Acoustical Consultant, ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH
Gerasimos Efthymiatos, Head of AV & Acoustics - Partner, Salt-TS Dubai, Technology & Acoustics
Eric Grossman, Chief Operating Officer, TAIT Towers
Jonathan Quitt, Head of Technical Projects
Michael Carroll, Director - Media Production, Media Systems, research & development, DXB Entertainments
Peter Skuditis, General Manager, Zero Gravity
Piers Shepperd, Director, Wonder Works Limited
Dan Bolton, President, International Live Events Association, Middle East Chapter