The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition, the premier global event for the rapidly growing off-grid solar lighting and household electrification sector, was held in Dubai, UAE from October 26th to 29th 2015 and was organized under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development of UAE.
Co-hosted by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) and the World Bank Group through its Lighting Global initiative, #IOGLC2015 convened more than 500 conference participants across 23 different sessions, bringing together policy-makers, investors, bilateral and multilateral donors, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, international organizations, end-user groups, academics, and others. The conference also incorporated an additional, extensive day of topical side events individually organized by conference participants and kindly sponsored by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. A parallel trade exhibition assembled over 40 exhibitors, expertly placed to present their products and business/organizational plans to the large number of conference attendees.