Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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Elevators & escalators: three times "E2" worldwide

The date for the next E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main has been decided: it will take place from 23 to 24 September 2020. Apart from Milan and Frankfurt, there will be also a third E2 Forum: on 2 August 2019 in Mumbai.

(Photo: © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/ Sandra Gätke)

The E2 Forum Frankfurt will be organised by the VDMA Trade Association Lifts and Escalators and the Messe Frankfurt as on the first occasion. "Our members are looking forward to the continuation of the E2 Forum in Frankfurt next year," emphasised the chairman of the board of directors of the VDMA Trade Association, Albert Schenk.

"In order to continue to develop and grow, we need a format oriented to the future topics of our sector and the increasingly digitalised interfaces with building planning and automation."

From the point of view of the Messe Frankfurt organisation, the first event in September 2018 on the Frankfurt fairgrounds was a real success, "It enjoyed a very positive response from industry – both on the user side as well as among building planners, erectors and operators."

Messe Frankfurt and VDMA cooperate

HandwerkThe VDMA Trade Association Lifts and Escalators has been cooperating with Messe Frankfurt regarding the E2 Forum Frankfurt for two years and is responsible for the conference contents. Various main subjects for the E2 Forum 2020 have already been decided. These include, for example:

• Building Information Modelling (BIM),
• the lift in building planning,
• rules and regulations when planning lifts,
• factors influenced by fire protection concepts,
• digitalisation concepts and IoT applications in buildings,
• energy and cost-efficiency requirements,
• maintenance concepts,
• interfaces with building codes and
• standards and operator obligations for the lift as work equipment.

The exhibitors include the leading manufacturers of lifts, escalators and corresponding components. The E2 Forum Frankfurt is intended to be an innovation forum every two years for forward-looking topics in the planning and operation of elevators and escalators.

2019: E2 events in the intermediate years

HandwerkIn future, the E2 Forum format will not just take place in Italy and Germany, but also on the Indian sub-continent. A second event will be launched for the growing Indian market in the form of the E2 Forum Mumbai on 2 August 2019.

In this way, Messe Frankfurt wants to provide building planners and operators with an event in the years between the big trade fair IEE Expo, which opens its doors every two years – likewise in Mumbai.

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