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Headliners of the Conference. Joachim Ritter

Joachim Ritter is a journalist with 35 years’ professional experience. Special topics: architecture, lighting design and lighting technology.

Joachim is the owner of the VIA publishing company and editor-in-chief of the Professional Lighting Design magazine.

He also co-organises international workshops, conferences and other educational activities to promote the lighting design profession.

He is the initiator and organiser of the global Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC, which to date has taken place in London 2007, Berlin 2009, Madrid 2011, Copenhagen 2013 and Rome 2015, and since 2014 includes the international young designers’ speakers competition: The Challenge. Joachim Ritter was a founding and Fellow member of PLDA, and served as a Member of the Board of the IALD Education Trust Fund from 2005 to 2006.

He plays an active role in establishing the architectural lighting design profession and is involved in efforts to gain recognition for the profession at EU level.

Conference "Lighting Design 2016". Theme: "Light. Space. Time"