Ourania Georgoutsakou joined LightingEurope as Secretary General in April 2017 with a 15-year experience of advocating for membership associations. Ourania worked 5 years as Director, Public Policy Europe for SEMI, the global trade association representing the manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductor and related industries. She liaised with SEMI member companies and EU decision-makers to create a balanced regulatory environment and to promote Europe’s global competitiveness. Previously, Ourania worked for 10 years as Senior Policy Coordinator at the Assembly of European Regions in Brussels and Strasbourg, where she worked directly with elected regional politicians to help shape and to implement EU policies. During her career Ourania has worked on several issues, from the EU Lisbon Treaty to the EU services Directive, and from health and social policy to environmental rules and e-innovation. Ourania holds degrees in Economics and European Law.
Lighting Delivering Increased Value to Society – A Strategy for Growth
In recent years, we have seen energy efficiency as the key driver for regulation as well as growth and thanks to the arrival of LEDs the industry is already providing energy savings greater than any other sector. As the LED revolution continues apace where next for the EU lighting industry? LightingEurope, the European industry association for the lighting industry has developed a strategy for growth which aims to fundamentally deliver value to society while aligning with the need to move towards a circular economy. Ourania Georgoutsakou will elaborate on the implementation of this strategy using examples of current draft European legislation and detailing next steps of LightingEurope to shape a positive EU policy framework for the lighting industry in Europe