Today, 8th July, Clarion Events, owner of Revo Media, announced that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on large scale events, that the LuxLive 2020 trade exhibition will be postponed until November 2021.
In the absence of clear indication from the Government on the timeline for a return to large scale exhibitions, the UK has seen a continual postponing and cancelling of trade shows across all sectors.
The organisers of LuxLive believe that even if a green light is provided to run trade shows this year, there is not enough time remaining to deliver the high quality event that the industry expects and deserves.
However, the organisers are pleased to announce that in the absence of a physical LuxLive trade event, it is launching two exciting new digital events, scheduled to take place in September and November.
Taking place on September 22nd will be a special LuxLive Digital Kicker Conference on the timely and urgent topic of UV-C lighting and its role in helping building managers ensure the highest levels of safety and wellbeing.
Taking place during the original LuxLive dates of 11 and 12 November will be the LuxLive Digital Festival, representing the most ambitious and comprehensive digital education programme ever seen in the industry.
The festival will have a central theme of Health and Wellbeing.
Stressing that the lighting industry has a huge opportunity to be seen as a major facilitator of health and wellbeing to communities and societies, the organisers of the LuxLive Digital Festival have announced four strands to the event – Emergency Lighting, Smart Lighting, Workplace and the Lightspace Festival, focusing on lighting in architecture.
Each strand will take centre stage at certain times throughout the two-day festival and will deliver compelling educational headline content.
In addition to the headline acts, the festival will also offer sponsored keynote presentations as well as case studies and interactive learning.
The event will also allow one-to-one meeting facilities, roundtable discussions, video presentations, live polling and Q&A sessions throughout.
The popular Lux Awards will close the festival as it makes its digital debut edition in the award’s celebrated history.
James Samuel, Portfolio Director, Clarion Events stated: ’It is obviously disappointing that running LuxLive in it physical state will not be possible this year.
‘Having seen so many events in the sector cancelled or postponed there was a real sense of excitement about bringing the industry together in November.
‘Unfortunately the Government’s current position where no restart date has been given to large events means that running the physical event is not going to be possible.
‘However, in preparation for this scenario the team has been working hard to ensure that the industry can still come together.
‘I am delighted that LuxLive will still bring the great and the good of the lighting industry to share, connect, learn and motivate each other through the LuxLive Digital Festival in November and prior to that via the very topical LuxLive Digital Kicker conference on UV-C Lighting.’
On the announcement of the event’s themes, Samuel added: ‘The topic of health and wellbeing is so important now more so than ever.
‘I am really looking forward to sharing with the industry our headline speakers, and other compelling initiatives that will allow the LuxLive Digital Festival to play a significant part in the lighting industry calendar.
‘In addition, I cannot think of a better way to finish the festival with the iconic Lux Awards where the industry can take time to celebrate outstanding achievement in what has been a very challenging year.
'LuxLive will be different this year but what remains is our commitment to provide unparalleled learning, discovery and connections.
‘We invite everyone to be part of our digital gathering to really promote how the lighting industry will take the lead in providing health, wellbeing and safety to our communities and societies at large.’
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