Events, Technology & Entertainment Forum

In 2019, this free-to-attend 2-day conference hosted local and international speakers from across the industry. They discussed trends and strategies like developing world-class events, iconic attractions and AV technology driven venues and installations.

Topics & sessions in 2019

  • Expo 2020 Dubai - The World's Greatest Show by Shaun Vorster, Vice President - Programming, Expo 2020
  • Brief, Design and Construction: The Process of Getting Things Built by Tom Davis, Director, Theatre Projects
  • La Perle: Transformation of Creative Ideas into Technical Reality by Anton Montaut, Assistant Technical Director, La Perle by Dragone
  • LED Color Mixing with the Focus on Light Quality and Color Temperature – Color Rendering Index by Solveig Busler, Member of the Executive Board, Schnick-Schnack-Systems GmbH
  • The Next Game Changer! Vision 2030: Events. Content. Technology by Sujoy Cherian, CEO & Technologist, Option 1 Event Services
  • Building UFC242: How to Turn a Patch of Sand into a Temporary Arena by Mick Stevens, Project Manager, SM Productions
  • REALITES by Luc Peumans, CEO, Painting with Light
  • DEFINE – INTEGRATE – VERIFY: 3 Steps to Project Success and Breaking the Downward Price Spiral by Jonathan Tulip, Audio Visual Specialist, Venav Technology Consultants
  • Multichannel Reproduction for Immersive Audio by Emad El-Saghir, Head of Applications, Holoplot GmbH
  • Ecodesign Legislation - EU Commission Regulation by Randell Greenlee, Commerce & International Affairs, The German Entertainment Technology Association
  • Lighting: Design for Festivals by Tobias 'Toto' Broecking , Lighting Designer, Capital Lighting Berlin
  • Audio Production Practices for New Engineers by Randula De Silva, Assistant Academic Director, MSc. Media Management
  • Modern Performance Art & Technology in Marketing by Ray Kawalec, Creative Director, TONSPIELZEUG
  • Audio System Design & EASE Modelling by Gerasimos Efthymiatos, Partner, Salt-TS


Speakers in 2019

Shaun Vorster

Shaun Vorster PLSME speaker

Vice President - Programming, Expo 2020

Shaun leads the curation of Expo 2020 Dubai’s business events offering, which aims to entice delegations through innovative programming and networking concepts. As well as overseeing the rollout of the 45,000 sqm Dubai Exhibition Centre – including its operations, sales and marketing – Shaun is looking after the strategy and planning to create exceptional programming content across Expo 2020. This will contribute to a meaningful, engaging and fun experience for all visitors. 

Shaun will be speaking about Expo 2020 Dubai – The World’s Greatest Show.

Past sessions & topics include:

  • Experience Session with La Perle, a Franco Dragone Production
  • Sound reinforcement system installation at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Regulations for the AV Industry - The Rigging Code of Conduct: Panel Discussion
  • Contemporary Concert Lighting - Ignore the “rules” and create the extraordinary
  • AV Consultants in the Future - How to design and integrate AV in buildings of the future
  • AV schematics in the Application Age
  • Video & Lighting Integration at the Eurovision Song Contest for Live Broadcasting
  • Preparing audio control and system for Live Multi-Artist Shows
  • New digital approach of Arkaos/Anolis to architectural entertainment
  • Live Events or Virtual Reality? Where is the event industry steering to? Panel Discussion
  • Active-Acoustics for Sports Arenas, Stadiums and other venues
  • Immersive experience in public space
  • Live Demo: Mobile Electrical Equipment for Outdoor Events