Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find some Frequently Asked Questions that will help you find the right contact person.

How can we become a sponsor?

Sponsoring PLDC offers unique opportunities for networking with the international lighting design community. If you are considering sponsoring the event, please see the sponsoring options and/or contact Louise Ritter at for more information. The sales team will be happy to put together an attractive offer for you.

What is the deadline for becoming a sponsor?

For PLDC 2018, there will not be a deadline for becoming a sponsor, but space in the exhibition is limited.

How large is our stand space?

The stand space differs according to the sponsoring category. The size options are 3x1m (exhibitor only), 3x3m (Silver) and 3x5m (Gold / Platinum). Please contact Louise Ritter for more information on the exhibition at

Can we present a conference paper?

Authors from different professional backgrounds are welcome to submit a paper for PLDC. Promotional presentations (sales pitches) are not accepted. Each paper submission is blind-reviewed by three members of the Paper Reviewing Committee. The submissions are evaluated on the general quality and professionalism of the proposed paper, the suitability of the proposed paper to its declared track, the innovative character of the proposed paper’s contents, and the absolute importance the jury ascribes to the topic of the proposed paper. Based on the evaluation points awarded by the Paper Reviewing Committee, the Steering Committee of PLDC selects the final (approximately) 28 papers for presentation. Please contact Franziska Ritter at if you have further questions.

How can we generate more traffic on our stand?

PLDC is designed as a networking and communication platform rather than a place to sell products. The more interaction you offer on your stand, the more interest you will generate from the attendees. At VIA, we work under the motto “Creators of opportunities”. Please contact Louise Ritter at to discuss creative and innovative ideas to enhance your presence during PLDC.

How can we reach out to lighting designers and architects?

Opening up dialogue with lighting designers and architects can prove to be quite difficult. VIA supports all partners who are interested in developing creative, inventive and inspiring approaches. Please contact Louise Ritter at to arrange a meeting to discuss.

How can we contact conference attendees to invite them to the convention or gala dinner?

The PLDC organisers will be happy to introduce you to guests for the conference or Gala Dinner. All sponsors in the main sponsoring categories will have access to the attendee list at all times. Please contact Franziska Ritter at

Can we receive the list of attendees?

Part of the main sponsoring packages (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) is the complete list of attendees after the conference. Updates will be sent from June 2018 onwards.

Who are the conference speakers?

The conference programm of PLDC 2018 has been published here. You can find more information on the speaker on our conference speakers page.