At the MELA Board meeting that took place in Dubai on the 17th October 2017, John Carruthers Managing Director Fagerhult Lighting Group MENA was elected President of MELA by the members for the period 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2020.
The following activities for MELA have been agreed for 2018 in support of lighting policy related developments in the region:
- PRIORITY 1 – Strategic initiative to run parallel to the activities defined below to determine a 3 to 5-year action plan for MELA.
- PRIORITY 2 – Continue to support the development of regulations in the MELA focus countries – this is a core activity for MELA as Governments require policy expertise as technological developments in the lighting sector require standards to keep pace with these developments.
- PRIORITY 3 – Keep the MELA focus on Market Surveillance and Compliance activities – with a particular focus on product safety.
- PRIORITY 4 – Build a strong relationship with the newly formed Lighting Institute – to ensure that MELA and Lighting Institute become recognised for their expertise as educators and supporters of regulatory affairs and other lighting related areas.