About PLDC


What is PLDC all about?
 PLDC stands for Professional Lighting Design Convention. The Convention, which now takes place on an annual basis, was created for the global lighting design community. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high-quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities. PLDC is organised by VIA Events, the Educational Events Division of VIA-Verlag, the publishing house of the Professional Lighting Design magazine. Professional lighting associations and universities from around the world with Lighting Design programmes are invited to partner the event, as well as international Media, Partner Events, and Partner Cities. The high-quality network guarantees to spread the word further and to reach newcomers and professionals from related fields of practice. The Professional Lighting Design Convention is recognised as the Thought Leadership Event for the lighting design community worldwide.


Gallery - PLDC 2018


PLDC 2019 will take place in Rotterdam in October 2019

The Professional Lighting Design Convention is recognised as the Thought Leadership Event for the lighting design community worldwide. After staging six editions in ten years we have analysed the impact of the event and would now be prepared to develop this event to the next level. The overall goal is to establish the professional lighting design profession in its own right. Given the shift on the market and within the field of technology, VIA-Verlag is prepared to take a further step and responsibility to reach this goal.

Comments on PLDC 2018

“Everything was extremely well arranged. The presentations were interesting and very relevant. The accommodation of course top notch. The networking and the facilities provided were just perfect. Your approach was fresh and innovative. It was a pleasure as well as a worthwhile investment on Rosco’s part!”

Kees Frijters/NL


“I am writing to thank you for the organisation of PLDC2018. Personally I believe this remains the best platform available to us lighting designers, to share and enjoy our profession.”

Juan Ferrari/UK

Hoare Lea

“Thank you so much for organizing a great and inspiring time for a bunch of enthusiasts of light, gathering where the South China Sea meets the Singapore Strait.”

Michael Beckert/DE/NO


VIA Verlag

The mission of the VIA Publishing Company is to provide high-quality information, education and debate on all aspects of light and lighting in architecture to develop the quality of lighting in the architectural world. The vision of the VIA Publishing Company is to play a key role in the global lighting community as a leading provider of information and inspiration. We create opportunities for learning and networking.


Thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the year!