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A&O Technology named as Knight of Illumination Awards Bar Sponsor!

UK – A&O Lighting Technology GmbH is Exclusive Bar Sponsor for this year’s Knight of Illumination Awards. This year’s invite only event will be held at Battersea Evolution, London and promises to be a spectacular event.

A&O says it is “delighted” to have the opportunity to sponsor the bar area, which will provide KOI invited guests with an opportunity to network in convivial surroundings, following the more formal dinner and awards.

“We are aware of the importance of the KOI event and therefore delighted to offer the major support for the Get-Together after the Awards,” said Marco Niedermeier, CEO, A&O Lighting Technology.

A&O leases, sells, designs and installs a huge inventory of lighting products, making the company an especially relevant sponsor for KOI – the only awards dedicated to celebrating the work of the professional lighting designer.

Over the years A&O has developed a worldwide network and today the company has business centres in Germany (the headquarters), UAE, USA, UK and Asia.

“The Knight of Illumination Awards is delighted to welcome A&O Lighting Technology as exclusive sponsors of the bar and after dinner get together,” said KOI Coordinator Durham Marenghi. “We’re all looking forward to a friendly evening celebrating lighting design in all its many guises.”

With Official Awards Sponsor Osram and supported by ABTT, ET Now, L&S America, L&SI, PLASA, The Theatres Trust and Women in Stage Entertainment A&O joins a prestigious sponsorship role call for this year’s KOI Awards that includes: AED Rent, Ambersphere, Artistic Licence, Avolites, Cast Lighting, Chauvet, DBN, DWR, ETC, Gear Source Europe, Green Hippo, Hawthorn, HSL, MA Lighting, PRG, Rosco, Siyan and Wireless Solutions.

Now in its fifth year, the Knight of Illumination Awards provides public recognition for outstanding achievements in Lighting Design by lighting designers working on productions in the UK. The awards event is organised by the STLD, the ALD and Clay Paky and awards lighting designers from the areas of live music, television, and theatre events.

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About Knight of Illumination Award 2012
The Knight of Illumination Awards, organized by STLD, ALD and Clay Paky, provides public recognition for outstanding achievements in Lighting Design by UK based Lighting Designers, in a number of professional areas. At the same time, the Awards forge closer ties between the world of Lighting Design and the Lighting Industry as a whole.

The Awards for “The Knight of the Illumination” will be nominated and judged by a panel of professional reviewers working in the specific categories, selected and coordinated entirely by STLD and ALD. These two British associations of Lighting Designers will ensure that the Awards go to recipients showing professionalism and integrity of Lighting Design.