Advances in Grow Lighting: Industry Workshop

October 17th, 2019 8:30 AM  
through   5:00 PM
Sophi Taylor Conference Centre
NIAB Park Farm
Villa Road
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 342 295
Early Bird Registration (before 31 July 2019) £ 30.00
Standard Registration (after 31 July 2019) £ 36.00

Advances in Grow Lighting:
Industry Workshop

Sophi Taylor Conference Centre, NIAB Park Farm, Villa Road, Histon CB24 9NZ

Thursday 17th October 2019

NIAB is delighted to host the Industry Workshop on Advances in Grow Lighting on Thursday 17th October 2019 at the Sophi Taylor conference centre in Cambridge.

NIAB the UK’s leading crop research institute, working in conjunction with the AHDB, is hosting a unique one-day workshop that will take place at NIAB’s BREEAM award-winning Sophi Taylor conference centre. This grower-focused event is an essential knowledge exchange workshop, it offers a platform for growers of all protected crops to engage and discuss the latest lighting related products and innovations in horticulture lighting. A wide range of products will be on show and information provided by company representatives will make this a truly informative event.

The workshop will be in two halves, kicking off with a series of talks from prominent industry and academic figures who will speak on topics ranging from the nature of light, using light for growth control, the commercial future for LEDs, growing techniques to operator safety. The second part of the day will be an interactive session where representatives from a range of leading lighting companies will give technical product demonstrations to attendees within NIAB's premier glasshouse complex.

Event Speakers: 

Erik Runkle of Michigan State University – “Considerations and U.S. perspectives when selecting an LED fixture for greenhouse applications”

Stuart Mucklejohn of Ceravision – “All light is not the same”

Dirk Ludolph of LWK Niedersachsen – “LED light for ornamentals – more than fairy lights” 

Dr Gareth John of LIA – “Lighting systems and operator safety”


Download the programme here

This is a ticket only event with limited capacity so please register if you wish to attend.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird registration (Before 31 July 2019) £30 plus VAT
  • Standard registration (After 31 July 2019) £36 plus VAT

*Registration includes refreshments and lunch

*Basis points to be applied for


Are you interested in exhibiting at this event? Further details here.

Please note: Th
e emphasis of this event is knowledge exchange, with the expectation that exhibitors will provide a talk that will be limited to the technical capability of exhibitor’s products and potential new developments.


Are you interested in sponsoring at this event? Further details here

Accommodation and travel:

This event is being held at the NIAB Park Farm site in Histon, CB24 9NZ. Download map here

Please do not go to our HQ on Huntingdon Road. There is no easy access to Park Farm from this site.

For further details on how to find us by car, rail and plane as well as local accommodation in the area. Further details here.

Please note: we are unable to reserve accommodation.














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