Sustainable Lighting Symposium

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9am to 4pm  Friday 30 July 2021

Doors open at 8:30 am for registration.

IESANZ and Massey University are proud to announce the Sustainable Lighting Symposium to be held on 30 July 2021.  You are invited to update your lighting knowledge and join the conversation on lighting and sustainability at this national one-day event.

Invited speakers will explore various issues relating to sustainable lighting in a series of addresses.  Round-table discussions will provide opportunities for collaborative thinking and networking so that together we can provide a plan for sustainable lighting in New Zealand. 

The symposium is fully catered, with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Attendees qualify for 6 CPD points.

Thanks to our supporters:

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Keynote Speaker - Barbara Nebel of thinkstep-anz

Barbara Nebel

Sustainability – the new guiding light for businesses?

Barbara’s passion is to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. As CEO of thinkstep-anz, a locally owned business, she often describes her job as a translator – translating sustainability into traditional business language. Together with her team she delivers a full range of sustainability services from strategy and materiality assessments through to detailed Life Cycle Assessments and Cradle to Cradle® projects.

For over 20 years she has worked with organisations in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe. Barbara chaired the New Zealand working group for ISO standards for carbon footprinting, is on the steering group for the Climate Leaders Coalition and is a member of several Technical Advisory Groups.



An exciting mix of speakers is planned. Watch this space for more information as it comes to hand.

David Trubridge, Designer, David Trubridge Lighting

David Trubridge

Restorative Lighting

David is New Zealand’s best known furniture/lighting designer. His work, manufactured by his company in Whakatu NZ, is sold around the world. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection. In 2019 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).


Bryan King, Managing Director, Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd

Bryan King

The Future of Sustainable Lighting Products

Bryan King MIESANZ, MIESNA is a consultant in lighting technical regulation, economics, energy and environment. He is an expert member of five IEC and ISO standards committees and three AS/NZS committees and is a board member of the Global Lighting Association. Bryan was the founding chair of Lighting Council New Zealand and currently chairs the IEC international advisory group on environmental standards for lighting products.

Bryan’s presentation will explore emerging requirements for sustainable lighting products accelerated by imminent European Commission product ecodesign regulation and will show how international standardisation is bringing structured methodologies for design of sustainable lighting products as well as techniques for quantifying and rating environmental performance.


Jerome Partington, Associate Principal and Sustainability Manager, Jasmax

Information to come.


Michael Warwick, Sustainable Lighting Consultant, MAW Design Ltd

Michael Warwick

Daylight – The Way to Workplace Wellness?

Michael has been designing lighting since doing theatrical lighting for high school productions. From there, he went on to do lighting for amateur productions, concerts and then professionally for homes, offices and a variety of commercial projects. Michael has designed lighting for projects ranging from hospitals to lecture theatres. Beyond the theatrical, Michael is passionate about designing using daylight. As a sustainable design consultant, Michael has been involved with the Green Building Council of New Zealand since working as a director on the establishment council, is a Green Star Accredited Professional and has worked on Technical Working Groups as a daylight and lighting expert.


Dr Dariusz Kacprzak, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

Dariusz Kacprzak

Achieving zero CO2 emission in indoor applications

Dr Dariusz Kacprzak obtained his undergraduate degree and master degree from Lublin Technical University Poland (1996) in optimisation of electromagnetic devices for environment protection.  He obtained his PhD from Kanazawa University Japan (2001).  Since 2001 he has worked for the University of Auckland teaching electromagnetics, lighting design and electronics.  Dariusz has published over 100 publications, written several book chapters and holds patents on wireless energy transfer technology.


Mike McGee, Business Development Manager, Fagerhult New Zealand

Mike McGee

Sustainable Lighting won’t Cost the Earth

With recent government announcements and much talk about Climate Change, there is a need to understand what this all means to our lighting industry. As an industry, what can we do about it - or will have to? Mike has worked across most sectors in the lighting industry since the late 80’s including Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Sports, Educational, Healthcare and Road and Infrastructure. He has worked as an independent lighting designer as well as for some of the largest lighting manufacturers in the business. Mike’s passion for the lighting industry has rewarded him with several IESANZ lighting design awards. He has a strong interest in sustainable solutions socially, economically and environmentally.



IES Members:  $155 + GST

Non-IES Members:  $210 + GST

Current students of Massey Courses 218.742 and 218.744:  Please do not buy tickets online - contact Susan Mander directly to book your place.

Registrations have officially closed, however we'd love to see you there. Please contact Susan Mander directly to discuss late registration:


Flying in for the event?  We encourage you to offset your carbon emissions.  A carpooling tickbox is on the registration form – we’ll connect you with others who are arriving at the same time so that you can share a ride.   

Please see the map below for parking details. Enter at Gate 1 and park in the staff parking area indicated. The barrier arm will be programmed to be up between 8:30 am and 9:15 am. Please do not park in the reserved or mobility areas.

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The symposium will be held in The Round Room, Atrium Building, Massey University Albany Campus. 

Round room location map