IALD Community Welcomes New Middle East Region

by | Dec 22, 2022 | News

THE LEADING global community of professional lighting designers has expanded its network to include the Middle East region.
As an ever-growing collective of professionals worldwide, the establishment of a dedicated region in the Middle East provides an open door to thousands of talented individuals in those countries to share their passions and be a part of the International Association of Lighting Designer’s (IALD) programs and events.
Joining ten other regions in the association’s network, IALD Middle East invites interested designers to become members of the IALD community and gain access to its array of programs, events, and networking among over 1,500 industry colleagues.
Christopher Knowlton, CEO of the IALD, said: “This organization and its community have been a beacon of integrity and dynamism for over fifty years, and the establishment of a new region in the Middle East is testament to the ceaseless evolution of this incredible profession.”
As a leading firm in lighting design on the global stage, HLB Lighting was central in the application to the IALD for the creation of the new region. Maria Dautant, Associate IALD, and Senior Associate with HLB was thrilled to join in the announcement.
She said: “IALD Middle East will expand our local network in a key region for architecture and design.  I’m excited to grow our community and strengthen the global voice of lighting design.”
In celebration of this expansion, the IALD will be a proud association partner for Light Middle East, the upcoming lighting design conference and exhibition event taking place 17 – 19 January 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Christopher will be joining Maria to applaud the new region and Maria will be participating in the ‘The Rise of The Festival’ discussion on 18 January as part of the event’s LIGHTALKS panel series.
Designers interested in becoming members of the IALD and joining the new Middle East region can find further details on the IALD website, iald.org.