Live Stream Event

Date: 2nd of December 2021
Time: 2–4 pm CET

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Event Program

The panel discussion will focus on these questions:

  1. How do you see the lighting world in the coming year? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead?
  2. What are the most crucial trends in technology and design that will drive the lighting sector?
  3. Sustainability is the central topic of our time. How can we make a positive contribution to this in the area of light?
  4. What innovation in the broadest sense can we expect from your organization in the coming year?


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Welcome and Opening
02:00 – 02:05 pm CET
Siegfried Luger, Event Organizer/Moderator

Panel Discussion
02:05 – 02:45 pm CET
Status Quo, outlook and possibilities for the lighting sector.

Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director FLS, Future Electronics
Dr. Ulf Meiners, CEO, Nichia Europe
Francois Schoentgen, SVP Brand and Portfolio Mgt., Zumtobel Group
Carla Wilkins, Lighting Designer & Partner, Lichtvision

Award Ceremony
02:45 – 03:30 pm CET
Best Lecture and Best Products Awards

Meet & Greet
03:30–04:00 pm CET
Get in contact with the panelists, the attendees, experts, and the organizer

The Panelists at the LpS Digital Live Event:

PANELIST: Francois Schoentgen

SVP Brand and Portfolio Mgt., Zumtobel Group

Francois has a truly intern. profile, with 27 years of experience, thereof 20 in General Management positions. From Sales, Key Account, Marketing to Project, R&D, Operations, Finance, General Management, he occupied very challenging positions in various “big players” organizations. Many of his previous assignments were turnaround and transformation missions where he has been given the opportunity to contribute to get troubled situations back on track and therewith supporting the positive growth of the value of the business area and company again. Francois likes human contacts, an open collaborative environment, fairness, accountability, trust and challenges in an international environment. He sets rapidly strategy course, implementation plans and his “drive” is known/recognized to have been strong in all situations he has been confronted with. Joined the Zumtobel Group in October 2020, where he leads the Brands and Portfolio Management organization in the Lighting Division.

PANELIST: Carla Wilkins

Lighting Designer & Partner, Lichtvision

“For me, light is my tool bringing Design Intelligence into our projects .“
Based in Berlin Carla has over thirty years professional experience as an independent Architectural Lighting Designer. In 1997 Ms. Wilkins was one of the founding partners of Lichtvision where she continues working to expand the traditional boundaries of lighting design to encompass all manner of visual experience. Over the years Ms. Wilkins has worked on a vast array of German and international projects including master planning, high rise buildings public memorials, art installations and both commercial and residential architecture in large scale format. Her work has been widely published and she frequently lectures on lighting design and related topics. Carla Wilkins has a background in architecture and is an active Professional Member of International Lighting Designer’s Association. She is Board Member of Werkbund Berlin and Board Member of Lighting Companies who advises the EU-funded project ENLIGHTENme.

PANELIST: Dr. Ulf Meiners

Managing Director, Nichia Europe

“For me, light is the big differentiator of the next years!”
Working in the compound semiconductor component business for 30 years. International experience as managing director and CTO. Involved in the development and production of high frequency radar and communication components for automotive, space and defence. Managing director of Nichia in Europe since 2017 with the intention to grow the business with leading innovation, product quality and secured supply. Responsible for the strong growth of the Nichia lighting business in Europe. Ulf likes to develop organisations in an international environment. Striving to provide the best solution to the customer and to create a long-term relationship.

PANELIST: Patrick Durand

Worldwide Technical Director FLS, Future Electronics

“For me, light is the essence of life.  Whether light is leveraged to accelerate plant growth, disinfect a room for safer living, improve comfort and productivity, entertain indoor and outdoor, or to simply enable people in sharing moments together, light provides us with the opportunity to experience more out of life.”

Patrick is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid-state lighting industry.  Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions.

Moderator: Siegfried Luger

LpS Digital Event Organizer

* Founder and CEO of Luger Research e.U. – Institute for Innovation & Technology
* Publisher of LED professional, Trends in Lighting and the Global Lighting Directory
* International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA), Member of the Board of Advisors
* Photonics21, Member of the Board of Stakeholders
* Member of the Good Light Group and the European Photonics Industry Consortium
* 6-Sigma/DFSS Black Belt, TRIZ Level 4

Moderator: Dr. Günther Sejkora

Research & Innovation Manager at Luger Research and owner of item Sejkora

Günther has been working in the lighting industry for nearly 35 years. He worked for Zumtobel in the fields of Research, Innovation and Technology for about 20 years and started his own company in 2008 working as a technical consultant for the lighting industry. He also worked as managing director of Kompetenzzentrum Licht in Dornbirn and as R&I manager for Luger Research.

Upcoming Events:

Almost like a real-live trade show.

LpS Connect is a unique opportunity to connect with the world’s leading suppliers in the lighting domain. Do you have questions about the latest products, equipment, services, applications, projects, supplies, and prices? State-of-the-art suppliers provide you with the answers right in the LpS Connect meetings.

An LpS Connect meeting will be opened by the organizer, who will welcome you and share some key trends and questions in the field and then unlock the floor to connect. You can discuss subjects in a close-knit group, e.g., together with collaborators, or have one-to-one conversations in a private space.

And most importantly, you decide who you want to talk toLpS Connect is available globally and offers you appropriate time for appointments in America, Europe, and Asia. All conversations take place in a protected setting and are in video format. The number of participants is limited and will be noted in the respective invitations. LpS Digital will host the Connect Meetings and invite one leading industry supplier for every meeting to share its knowledge and insights. The topics and hosts’ schedule will be announced on the social media channels, on, the newsletters, and of course, on this site.