In January of 2014, Jerry McKay, owner and founder of McKay Landscape Lighting, hosted the first annual Lighting Summit. The landscape lighting conference was designed with the landscape lighting professional in mind. With so little opportunity for professional development in the landscape lighting world, Jerry decided to host a conference that would be geared towards the business-side of lighting. The conference avoided discussion of product and focused on how to run a better lighting business.
Not only were the attendees able to learn from Jerry's twenty plus years in the business, but they were able to collaborate with each other in a non-competitive environment. With eight attendees from across the country, they were able to gain business relationships that will be useful for years to come. With breakout sessions and meals together, attendees had plenty of opportunities to collaborate and share ideas.
Topics covered at The Lighting Summit 2014 included:
After a successful first year Lighting Summit, we are looking forward to next year! Stay tuned for more information about this year's Lighting Summit as well as scheduling information for next year's Lighting Summit.