Liftex 2019 with free seminars
The topics modernisation, changing standards and regulations will be the focus at the Liftex 2019 event (15 – 16 May 2019, London).
The future development of lift standards, evacuation lifts in building design and the issue of switching from analogue to fibre for lift communications are just some of the topics to be addressed at the Liftex 2019 event.
Taking place once every three years, Liftex is now its 31st year and provides a showcase of the latest products and services across the industry. Organised by the Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), the free seminar programme features a line-up of industry experts sharing their knowledge to help visitors optimise current infrastructure, plan for future requirements, discuss strategic issues and gain valuable insights into today’s major issues.
1) Analogue to fibre…understanding the options for lift emergency-communication phones – BT has already begun to transition to a fibre-digital network with the target of an all-digital network by 2025. In this session, the significant implications of this change will be discussed and the options available will be outlined.
Matt Davies, Market Insight and Innovation Manager – Americas & EIMEA, Avire & Member, European Lift Association Tele-Alarms Working Group
2) The future development of British, European and International standards in our industry – With work on several British standards, a raft of updates and revisions scheduled for several standards in the EN 81 family, and progress towards a global International standard, this session will signpost the key changes and their implications for the lift industry in Europe and beyond.
Ian Jones, Codes Director – EMEA, Otis, Chairman, MHE/4, BSI Committee for Lifts, Hoists and Escalators & Chairman & LEIA Quality & Technical Committee
3) Lifts for evacuation use: key considerations for building design and modernisation planning – Evacuation of people with disability or impaired mobility should now be at the forefront of building design and modernisation planning. In this session, the use of lifts for evacuation and the relevant guidance will be explored.
Matt Ryan, Associate Director, The Fire Surgery Limited
General Assembly and Annual Conference
On the show floor, Liftex welcomes exhibitors from Germany including, Algi, Blain Hydraulics, Schneider, Fuji Electric Europe and Johann Schum Aufzugtechnik.
Liftex 2019 Show Director Oliver Greening commented "We are delighted to welcome so many new faces to the event, particularly from Germany. In addition, we are thrilled that the European Lift Association (ELA) has chosen to hold its General Assembly and Annual Conference in London from 13 – 14 May – which means it will certainly be a productive and focused week for the lift industry."