Showlight is Back! Save the Date!

June 4, 2024

Showlight, the quadrennial networking event for lighting professionals, will return in May 2025. The host city for the 12th Showlight will be the city of Dijon in France.

Ranked as a must-visit destination, Dijon is one of France's most beautiful cities with a historic center, a fine arts museum, and many cultural and gastronomic delights for you to discover. Located at the center of France's Burgundy region -- the vineyards of which were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Dijon city center -- Dijon promises to be the perfect setting for this popular industry networking event.

Showlight announces a brand-new program of Papers: Be prepared to share the wealth of knowledge from lighting practitioners across theatre, television, concert touring, themed attractions, events, and architecture on a diverse range of topics, in a relaxed and convivial environment. There's plenty of time to network and socialize in between Papers, enjoy face-to-face discussions with lighting designers and manufacturers alike, and browse the supporting exhibition that runs alongside the Papers presentations. Students are actively encouraged to attend for an unprecedented opportunity to learn from those already working in the industry.

Please note the new dates for Showlight 2025 which, by popular demand, have moved from their traditional weekend and will take place from Monday, May 19, 2025 to Thursday, May 22, 2025, commencing with the Welcome Reception on the Monday evening.

Details of the program, Speakers, and Papers, will be revealed in the coming months but, right now, save the date in your diaries, the company says.

The search for Showlight 2025 Speakers to present Papers in Dijon is also about to begin. Got an idea or a recent project you want to share? Contact the Papers Committee at with an outline of your idea.

Showlight could not take place without its generous sponsors and is grateful to Robert Juliat for remaining as the headline sponsor for 2025. Plenty more opportunities exist to become a sponsor, including sponsoring a student or a speaker. Contact Matt Hallard on for more details.

Showlight will be looking for Exhibitors in the near future. If you would like to support Showlight 2025 by taking a space, please contact

Date: May 19-22, 2025
Location: Dijon, France
Venue: Le Parc des Expositions et Congrès de Dijon