The inaugural KOI-USA ceremony was held at The Foundry in the SLS Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 20.


The unique way that the KOI-USA is sponsored allows Lighting and Video designers are able to enjoy the reception, ceremony, dinner and after-party with no personal expenditure. The awards are dedicated to celebrating designers’ work, so whilst tables are paid for by sponsors, at least half the tickets are either allocated to top designers or to ‘buyers of design’.


“What we really like about the KOI awards is that they are judged/awarded by panels of critics and peers, and not focused on the sponsors. At the end of the ceremony, I heard great feedback – it is a refreshing change in the industry. Kudos to KOI for that!”  Sheila Grant, Christie Lites


The next ceremony is being held on Friday, November 22 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas alongside 2019 LDI show.

2018 Reception – SLS Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
2018 Gala Dinner – The Foundry, SLS Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Whilst it is not physically possible to accommodate every designer at every ceremony, we try and fit as many in as we can. If you would like to attend the next KOI awards, let us know:

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To ensure your place at the next awards, perhaps you could get onto the shortlist by nominating a production you’ve worked on or, alternatively, why not sponsor a table?