Sustainability Session: Tuesday 27th October, 16:10 – 17:40: Conference Room – Dubai C

Incentivizing innovation and quality –  how to keep copycats and counterfeits from spoiling the market


A growing number of companies in the off-grid lighting sector face problems with counterfeit products and the protection of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This increase in fake products puts the further development of the solar off-grid lighting market at risk. This session will hear from companies with experience of tackling counterfeit products and strategies about the best ways to address the problem. After a first round to highlight the situation from the view of the panellists, there will be room for questions as well as an open discussion focusing on the current situation and how to strengthen cooperation to find solutions.

  • Introduction round on counterfeit products and responses (30 min)
  • Q&A and open debate (50 min)
  • Wrap up and conclusion (10 min)

The overall goal is to lay the ground for further actions on counterfeits and start a discussion process on how to address the issue through stronger cooperation and alliances.

Panel Members