The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the rapidly growing off-grid solar lighting and services industry. This year it will be co-hosted by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) and the World Bank Group, in Dubai, UAE, on October 26-29, 2015. The event is expected to attract more than 600 key players from the industry in this fourth edition.
Since the first conference took place in Accra, Ghana in 2008, this biennial event has grown exponentially, alongside the industry it supports. It is the only global event of its kind, bringing together lighting and solar kit manufacturers, component suppliers, importers, distributors, retailers, government representatives, donors, financiers, non-governmental organizations, and academics in a focused discussion about the state and future directions of the off-grid solar lighting and services market.
Participants will engage in one-of-a-kind discussions and events, share their experiences in the market, explore new technologies, products and market trends and jointly shape the agenda of the industry by identifying how it can reach its full potential in a sustainable way. The event has also proven to be a catalyst for new partnerships and business ventures.
This year, the conference will also feature the release of the 4th Market Trends Report, the definitive biannual report tracking the progress and the trends of the global industry. The report will be jointly issued by Lighting Global, which is the World Bank Group’s platform supporting the sustainable growth of the international off-grid lighting market, and GOGLA, the global industry’s representative trade association.