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10 speakers not to miss at LuxLive 2018

The organisers of LuxLive have unveiled the line-up of speakers for this year’s show. It features experts with a huge range of specialisms and experience, and they’ve been tasked them to share their hard-won insights and learnings with visitors to the event. We’ve picked 10 who have caught our eye…



1. David Saunders
National Gallery

Saunders, a world authority on lighting and the conservation of artefacts and artworks, will deliver the keynote presentation at the Lighting for Museums and Galleries conference. He was previously keeper of conservation and scientific research at the British Museum.

10.20am, day one, Lighting for Museums and Galleries conference, Lightspace arena

2. Peter Fordham

Fordham is responsible for the huge roll-out of LED lighting across Sainsbury’s stores, distribution centres and offices. He will discuss the topic ‘can design and lighting boost sales?’ as part of panel of retailers during the Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference.

3:45pm, day one, Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference, Lightspace arena

3. Matt Love

Love is lighting manager at Tesco where he develops schemes, design standards and products for the whole estate, including 7,000 stores. He will join Peter Forham and other retailers on ‘can design and lighting boost sales?’ panel during the Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference.

3:45pm, day one, Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference, Lightspace arena

4. Eddie Henry
London Borough of Hackney

The principal lighting engineer for the London Borough of Hackney, Henry is well-known figure in public lighting and a highly engaging speaker. He’ll look at trends in urban crime with a focus on spatial dimensions, the socio-economic factors and how local authorities and communities can respond.

9.30am, day one, Safer Cities conference, Town Square

5. Rick Jacobs

Jacobs, who has developed workplaces for Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and HSBC, is managing director of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions. He’ll discuss the ‘human-centric’ lighting at the CBRE office in Amsterdam which has boosted productivity by 18 per cent.

2.10pm, day two, Property Technology Live 

6. Michelle Maclean
University of Strathclyde

Maclean is a microbiologist and immunologist and a research fellow at the University of Strathclyde.  She will discuss her work on the commercialisation of visible light-based decontamination technologies for infection control applications in offices, kitchens and healthcare facilities.

7. Dr. Octavio Perez
Mount Sinai Hospital

Perez is researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and a WELL Building Standard accredited professional. Here – in a presentation entitled ‘Human-centric lighting and the light spectrum’ – he will explore the benefits of appropriate circadian LED lighting on health and wellbeing.

10am, day two, Lighting for Workplace and Wellbeing

8. Luke Price
Public Health England

Price leads the research into the beneficial effects of light at Public Health England. In this presentation, he will introduce the new CIE international standard on measurement for the health and wellbeing aspects of exposure to light. This is expected to have wide-ranging consequences for lighting specialists. 

9.30am, day two, Workplace and Welling conference, Lightspace arena

9. Ann Burroughs
Ex-Metropolitan Police

Formerly a Design out Crime Officer with the Metropolitan Police, Ann is an independent consultant promoting crime prevention in the built environment. She will explore how architects, designers and local authorities can use urban design to passively reduce crime and the fear of crime in the public realm.

1.40pm, day one, Safer Cities conference, Town Square

10. Akshay Thakur

Formely of Cisco, Thakur leads JLL’s smart building programme, with a focus on the integration of high-performance building systems and smart workplace applications. He will discuss the IoT, privacy and data in a GDPR world in a specially-convened panel at the Property Technology Live conference.

1pm, day two, Property Technology Live


LuxLive 2018 takes place on Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November 2018 at ExCeL London.  Entry is free if you pre-register at