Qatar is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and is investing in infrastructure and urban development. Current investement will enable delivery of the Qatar Vision 2030  and support anticipated influxes of tourists, a growing economy and population.  All of these projects demand increased investment in lighting. The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar is a unique platform for the Qatari market to invest in innovative and future-proof urban solutions.

The Qatari MOF stated that 2017 will be focussed on completing mega projects ready for the world cup QR93.2 billion (25.5Billion USD), or 47 percent of the annual government 2017 budget has been allocated for the mega projects. Major projects include Lusail City (45Billion USD), developing road infrastructure in and around Doha (over 2BillionUSD), building an entire metro network and continuing with the Expressway programme which is valued at QR16Billion (4.39Billion USD). A further QR24.5 billion (6.73BillionUSD) will be allocated to the health sector including of course Hamad Medical Corporation. The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar includes headline speakers from Ashghal, Lusail City, Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Endowmets Islamic Affairs, Eindohoven City Council, Southend-on-Sea City Council and more.

The 4th annual LightingTech Qatar conference has established itself as the Qatari lighting industry meeting place for key government officials and regulators, lighting industry experts, construction professionals. This engaging and interactive two-day conference will activate new business connections, engage dialogue on key industry challenges and support excellence in lighting investment. LightingTech Qatar 2017 is hosted at the 14th annual edition of Project Qatar – Qatar’s International Trade Construction, Building, Environmental Technology & Materials Exhibition.

What is New this Year:

  • Special features on currently active and planned projects
  • Greater focus on maintenance strategies
  • More international speakers and case studies (UK and NL)
  • New focus on ITS integration into street lighting masts and fixtures
  • New Focus on smart controls for smarter ore sustainable cities
  • New focus on health, wellbeing and environmental concerns raised by lighting
  • Strong focus on tunnel and underpass lighting


Excellent Opportunities For The Lighting Industry

Did you know?
  • Lusail Smart City invests in major street lighting works

    Project is worth: US$494 million
    Lusail City is Home to Lusail Iconic Stadium

  • Ashghal invests in major road lighting works across the whole country

    The Expressway Programme comprises of 900 km of expressways and is worth: US$4.4 billion.

    The Dukhan Highway East project worth: US$1,9 billion for Q1 2019.
    Al Rayyan Road Phase 2 worth:  US$1 billion both for Q1 2019.

  • Healthcare spends more on lighting as the results on patients become evident

    US$6.73 billion is allocated for healthcare investment in Qatar in 2017.
    The Hamad Medical Corporation are investing in the Enaya Specialised care Centre expansion Project.

  • Planned Qatari spending on Intelligent Transportation systems from Ashghal and Qatar Rail

    Qatar is preparing to modernize the road network and improve traffic flow through investment ITS systems.
    Gannett Fleming have published ITS guidelines for Qatari ITS deployment to optimize ITS systems in Qatar.

  • Msheireb Properties revives the heart of Doha with its flagship development

    Project is worth: QR20Billion (5.49BillionUSD)
    31 hectares of mixed use developments


Top Reasons To Attend

  • NETWORK with key officials and peers
  • DISCOVER new opportunities
  • LEARN about latest developments
  • GAIN competitive advantage
  • ACCESS Project Qatar Exhibition

5th Annual LightingTech Qatar 2018 will once again be Powered by the annual Project Qatar exhibition. Project Qatar is a specialized exhibition targeting construction professionals and government officials in Qatar.

The event attracts key buyers and industry leaders looking for the most up-to-date technology and state-of-the art equipment available on the market. Project Qatar is now established as Qatar's most important exhibition for highlighting the latest products and services needed for Qatari's fast growing construction sector and has become a destination of choice for regional and international industry professionals.

> Visit Project Qatar 2018

2017 Advisory Board

  • David Dunn

    Alliances for Global Sustainability

  • Amr Metwally

    Head of Architecture Division- Health Facility Project Management & Construction
    Hamad Medical Corporation

  • Abdulrahman Al-Ishaq

    Master Planning Manager
    Lusail City

  • Salih A K Al-Khelaifi

    Head of Street Lighting section
    Public Works Authority Ashghal

  • Miguel Gomez

    Systems expert-high speed roads and rail tunnels
    Gannett Fleming

2017 Speakers

  • Abdulrahman Al-Ishaq

    Master Planning Manager
    Lusail City

  • Tinus Kanters

    Project head
    LiveLab-Eindhoven City Council, Netherlands

  • David Dunn

    Alliances for Global Sustainability

  • Amr Metwally

    Head of Architecture Division- Health Facility Project Management & Construction
    Hamad Medical Corporation

  • Sunny Tharakan M Cherukutty

    Roads Lighting Engineer, Roads Maintenance Department
    Public Works Authority Ashghal

  • Cherif Amor

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar

  • Melina Davies

    Street Lighting Engineer
    Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Tarek Zarif

    Lighting consultant

  • Redhwan Saleh

    Sr. Electrical Engineer/Management and Consultant
    Ministry of Endowments & Islamic Affairs

  • Regina Santos

    Associate Lighting Designer
    Godwin Austen Johnson

  • Johnson Gloria

    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Public Works Authority Ashghal

  • Thomas Baenziger

    EE-Consulting AG

  • Jerome Adam

    General Manager
    Schréder Middle East

  • Martin Valentine

    Lighting Expert Sustainable Infrastructure, Standards. Specifications & Guidance Section
    Abu Dhabi Municipality

2018 Sponsors and Partners

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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.