The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) celebrated the launch of its newest region, the Middle East, at Light Middle East in Dubai. The event was attended by over 100 people and featured speeches from IALD CEO Christopher Knowlton and Maria Dautant, Senior Associate with HLB Lighting Design.
Christopher highlighted the organization’s 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. Maria talked about the opportunities for IALD members in the Middle East region, and is excited to grow the community and strengthen the global voice of lighting design.
The IALD Middle East chapter currently has six members and Christopher told me that approximately 30 designers from the region attended the event and they are already processing new member applications from the region.