Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

2013 proved to be a challenge for many businesses including suppliers, wholesalers and consultants and unfortunately resulted in the displacement of some valuable and well educated lighting people. These affects rippled outwards and also challenged the IES.

Education is on-going with courses such as Enlightenment (a trade counter introductory course), The University of Technology Sydney Master of Lighting Design (targeting architectural lighting) and the continuing options of Diploma and Degrees at Sydney University.  Unfortunately, with the retirement of Paul Plummer, the TAFE course has ceased until a replacement is available.


We continue to consult with industry leaders on the importance of quality, education and credentialing and the vital role the IES plays in that circle and the importance of credentialing for Government and industry alike.  Also, we discuss the importance of on-going financial support for the IES in this the 84th year of operation including strategies looking ahead 3, 5 and 10 years.


Events for 2014 are well under way, including the planning for the 2014 Annual Awards dinner in late October.  We wish everyone a prosperous 2014, year of the horse, and encourage constructive feedback and participation in IES events and matters.


Tim Shotbolt - President