Just back from Interiors UK show at the NEC in Birmingham. It was great to see an entire hall dedicated to lighting and met some really interesting designers. Portugal seems to be the "in place" for lighting at the moment with at least four exhibitors situated and manufacturing from here.
The seminar "Managing Lighting In The Home" by Paul Clarke was great! Really informative and a great insight into how smart technology can be used to creatively control lighting and enhancing the design. Highlighted the work of CEDIA the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Visit their website at http://www.cedia.org/
The show was rounded off with the seminar by Finlay Clark, the indusrty manager at Google!! Very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts about how consumers around the world interact and use the internet. For fun he also threw in some mind boggling facts and numbers!
Global e-commerce sales 2012 $1.1 Trillion
Expected to be $2 Trillion by 2016
UK is leading the E-commerce market