“The [d]arc sessions have been incredibly well structured in terms of content, topics and panel members. All “session” events at both Mykonos and Dubai have been interesting and educational, covering relevant topics with great input from a cross-section of industry leaders, each sharing a spectrum of ideas and opinions. The structure of the event provides great opportunities for new relationships to be established, both in a formal business setting, as well as more relaxed social gatherings, which is a rare treat in a working environment. Somehow, even though [d]arc sessions is a professional work event, I don’t think it felt that way for anyone involved, both suppliers and specifiers!”
Peter Collins, International Sales Manager at Rako Controls


“Having had the pleasure of taking part in the inaugural [d]arc sessions, as well as the most recent Middle East event; I must commend the [d]arc media team on curating such a fantastic, pleasurable and mutually beneficial event. We wholeheartedly look forward to meeting more of the industry’s leading creative minds at the next event!”
Ryan Rolph, Technical Sales Director at Tryka


“Thank you for the amazingly organized event and being an impeccable host at the event. We are glad to hear that the event will be happening again next year! Needless to say, we would be interested to participate and look forward to hearing more on it from you and your team soon!”
Aditya Nadkarni, Sales Manager at Creation


[d]arc sessions was well organised, and successfully brought together an interesting, vast variety of lighting designers, speakers and manufacturers, with a great networking opportunity, and remarkable one-to one interactions with manufacturers. As a lighting designer based in Dubai, it was a great chance to participate in a unique gathering of lighting designers from the UAE and the UK. I will definitely be looking forward to the next gathering.”
Mohannad Al Salkhadi, Principal Lighting Designer at ATI Consultants

“For me, [d]arc sessions is the perfect environment to really engage with manufacturers, contemporaries and potential collaborators, as the format slows your usual pace and directs you to your likely positive connections, while leaving plenty of time to informally meet and network away from the pressure of the office or the hustle and bustle of a usual trade show.”
Graham Rollins, Creative Director at Lighting Design International

[d]arc sessions coming to the UAE was a welcome change for the local lighting design community’s desert mirage. After nearly four years with minimal international events taking place in person, being able to reconnect with lighting designers (old and new) and the manufactures in an open platform was simply rejuvenating. It was a pleasure to participate and I will look forward to the next one in the Middle East, hopefully, to come again soon!”
Courtney Mark, Design Director and Founder of Studio Mark

“Thank you so much for this amazing event, it was a great experience for my first time joining [d]arc sessions”
Sunnia Cheng, Design Director at Lichtvision Design

“Thank you and your team for such a great event. It was wonderful to be part of it and in such a wonderful location.”
Stephanie Harris, Senior Designer at dpa lighting consultants

“It was great meeting all those talented people and exchanging bright ideas. During these times of uncertainty, [d]arc sessions was the ideal opportunity to unite a part of the lighting design community again. The event was an absolute success in terms of the location, the program – which was flowing uninterrupted – and the selection of the participants.”
Nikos Adrianopoulos, Creative Director at Nikos Adrianopoulos Architecture & Lighting

“Thank you so much for such a great event last week — it really stood out from the usual ‘conference’ events, and I feel honoured to have joined you all — and I have learned more about LED drivers than I knew existed! Very much looking forward to attending (and indeed contributing back) at the future events!”
Rose Murray, Director and Founder of TheseWhiteWalls