The [d]arc sessions guest experience is designed with Covid and our ‘new normal’ in mind.


We work closely with our venues to ensure guest wellbeing, designing each event to take into consideration social distancing, quarantining and temperature checks. We offer a no-quibbles refund or an immediate one-year postponement if circumstances force cancellation of the event at short notice.


Our numbers are strictly limited, with a guarantee of more specifying companies than supplying companies in attendance. This is not a trade show or sprawling industry forum. It’s an intimate, selective and focused group with time for one another.


Every specifier attending [d]arc sessions is carefully selected, vetted and authenticated to ensure our suppliers are meeting genuine decision-makers with purchasing power, actively working on live lighting projects.

We curate the supplier list for each event to guarantee our specifiers will meet a wide variety of high-quality lighting brands, many of whom are creating solutions for a Post-Covid world.

We harness the industry expertise of our partners using the latest event management technology to validate a scoring system that ensures our specifier guests fulfil at least one of the following criteria;

  • Showcased in a recent arc or darc review or interview
  • Shortlisted for a forthcoming or recent [d]arc award


[d]arc sessions takes place in a resort location, on an exclusive basis, to allow as much outdoor networking space as possible. Meeting and seminar layouts are carefully considered to maintain social distancing where required.

See more detail on our Covid Code.

Covid has given many of us an opportunity to pause, reflect and rebalance our lives. In recognition of this we will provide an optional programme of activities focused on health, wellbeing and personal fulfilment, in addition to the main programme.