The Paris DVN Workshop will be held on 31st January and 1st February at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile hotel. The rubric for the event is to be Software Defined Lighting—New Possibilities for Optics, Electronics, Material, and Design.There’ll be four keynotes from Valeo’s president; an Audi lighting manager; a Bentley designer, and the famous Professor Khanh from TU Darmstadt. 10 Lectures are now confirmed from automakers: Audi; Bentley; Jaguar Land Rover; Mercedes-Benz; Porsche; Renault; Rivian; SEAT; Stellantis, and Volvo. These will be joined by presentations from tier-1 and -2 lighting equipment and light source suppliers. Moreover, two exceptional sessions are on the docket: one on regulations with a worldwide scope; in the other, startups will present their innovations.
At the end of the Workshop will be a panel discussion which will gather the greatest worldwide lighting experts and will be chaired by the incomparable Michael Hamm. The panelists’ topic will be Light is the new chrome; what is the new front end?
An exhibition area of about 1,000 m2, covered with booths of international companies and startups, will be available during the workshop next to the main conference room.
This is a very special DVN Workshop, as it marks DVN’s 15th anniversary! For the occasion, there will be an awards ceremony during the dinner on 31st January, to thank and recognize those who have especially helped the lighting community during this time of fast-paced innovation and change. Multiple awards will be given including the DVN Personality of the Decade, awarded 10 years ago to Wolfgang Huhn.