23 - 25 September 2018, Dubai

The Events Technology and Entertainment Development Forum

Prolight+Sound Middle East-Conference

A free-to-attend 2-day forum hosting local and international speakers from across the industry, discussing trends and strategies like developing world-class events, iconic attractions and AV technology driven venues and installations.

•  Hear from tourism and entertainment authorities and C-level experts on strategies to sustain growth and increase tourism development in the region

•  Discover how leading operators, consultants, production houses, designers and integrators are forming strategic partnerships to support growth and increase overall revenues

•  Be a part of interactive discussions which will debate on how technology offers incredible potential to improve guest experience and facilitates quicker and easier access to unforgettable experiences

The conference will take place on the first two days of the show, 23rd & 24th September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The full agenda, session topics and times will be announced closer to the show.


Confirmed Speakers
Prolight+Sound Middle East-Stefan Wieland  
Chairman & Speaker
Stefan Wieland
AV & Event Technology Specialist
Prolight + Sound Middle East-Sebastian Hammond   Sebastian Hammond
Sound Designer and Head of Sound Operations
La Perle by Dragone, UAE
  Prolight + Sound Middle East-Anton Montaut   Anton Montaut
Assistant Technical Director
La Perle by Dragone, UAE
Prolight + Sound Middle East-Tim Routledge   Tim Routledge
Lighting Designer, Director, Programmer
Tim Routledge LTD, United Kingdom
  Prolight+Sound Middle East-Koert Vermeulen   Koert Vermeulen
Founder & Principal Designer
ACTLD, Belgium
Prolight + Sound Middle East-Andre Beekmans   Andre Beekmans
Lighting designer and Founder
The Art of Light, Netherlands
  Prolight+Sound Middle East-Tom Davis   Tom Davis
Theatre Projects Consultants, UK


 Prolight + Sound Middle East-Conference images


Past Speakers:

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