For specifiers and suppliers of international lighting projects

[d]arc sessions is an intimate, relaxed event to share ideas, specify projects and network.

Brought to you by [d]arc media, the market-leading publisher and events organiser for the international lighting design industry, the two-day programme comprises a series of meetings and seminars interspersed with ample relaxed networking opportunities within beautiful surroundings.

[d]arc sessions is held twice a year – once in Europe and once in the MEA – and connects the very best people creating exceptional lighting projects around the world.

It comprises four key elements: Speed + Sync meetings; Symposia speaker sessions; Sustenance breakouts; and Social celebrations.

Guests attend [d]arc sessions to specify and source projects; to escape, regenerate and rebuild, in beautiful, spacious surroundings.



[d]arc sessions takes place twice a year – once in Europe and once in the MEA – and comprises four key elements: Speed + Sync meetings; Symposia speaker sessions; Sustenance breakouts; and Social celebrations.

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.


In an era when every business trip must be accounted for, the [d]arc sessions pledge is simple: Suppliers will only meet specifiers actively working on international lighting projects.

Suppliers with two delegates will have a minimum of 15 x 20-minute meetings – pre-arranged – with an exclusive list of top international specifiers: lighting designers, interior designers and architects.

[d]arc sessions is a new way to specify products, source projects and share ideas and it aims to transform your chances of being specified for lighting projects all over the world.

* suppliers with one delegate will have a minimum of 10  x 20 minute meetings.

Alongside the Speed + Sync networking sessions, [d]arc sessions features thought-provoking content from leading lighting experts, through a series of presentations and panel discussions, curated by the editorial team behind arc and darc magazines.

These include exclusive, insightful talks on [d]arc award winning projects, delivered by the winning designers themselves as well as covering all the hot topics in the industry – from sustainability to circular economy to lighting equity and more.

Previous keynote speakers include: Eleftheria Deko of Eleftheria Deko and Associates; Michael Grubb of Michael Grubb Design Studio; and Zoi Katsarou of Metis Lighting.

Hardwired for today’s fast-changing world and its challenges, the event creates space for our guests to meet on an intimate scale in beautiful neutral surroundings.

[d]arc sessions represents a cost effective alternative to big, international trade shows, in order to meet and build relationships with top specifiers of the biggest lighting projects around the world.

Conversations kickstarted by our formal [d]arc sessions meetings continue into casual networking opportunities, which are interspersed throughout – be it a breakfast catch-up, coffee, light lunch, or a breakout walk along the beach.

Click Here – for a full list of specifiers that have attended [d]arc sessions events so far.

We come together as friends to unwind as the sun sets. Social sessions may include organised dinners, on-property or outside the resort, free-time, or hosted excursions to explore our surroundings at your leisure.

Our social sessions give another opportunity to share ideas, strike up new friendships and swap contacts with your fellow guests.



Each [d]arc sessions event takes place over three nights and two full days in a beautiful resort in Europe and the MEA region. Previous [d]arc sessions have taken place in Mykonos, Greece & RAK, UAE.

Below is a sample itinerary of what you can expect from your time at the event.

DAY 1  Delegates arrive

19:30   Welcome dinner



08:30 – 20:00  Breakfast

            [d]arc sessions presentations

            Collect Meetings Schedule

            Meetings Programme


            [d]arc sessions seminar

            Meetings programme

            Free time

            Dinner & Drinks


08:30 – 20:00  Breakfast

            [d]arc sessions presentations

            Collect Meetings Schedule

            Meetings Programme


            [d]arc sessions presentations

            Meetings programme

            Free time

            Farewell Reception Dinner


DAY 4  Delegate departures

2023 Supplier Rates

Supplier 1st delegate £7,500

Supplier 2nd delegate £2,500

Interested in joining us for the next [d]arc sessions? Click Here for more info (send to contact page)

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“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






Paul James

Helen Ankers


Jason Pennington

Andrew Bousfield


Moses Naeem

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