IEE Expo: Platform for the Indian market
The first IEE Expo took place two years ago under the umbrella of Messe Frankfurt. Now the exhibitors are preparing for the next IEE Expo from February 27 to 29, 2020 in Mumbai, India.
171 exhibiting companies from 10 countries - China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US - and a total of 9,400 visitors from 33 countries visited the IEE Expo 2018. This year’s International Elevator and Escalator Expo (IEE Expo) at the Bombay Exhibition Center wants to focus on the wishes of architects and urban planners for modern elevator technologies in 2020.
IEE Expo will be a platform for the industry players to gauge the market potential for their products in India. The expo will showcase the entire gamut of technology and products ranging across project requirements.
With the big names of the global elevator industry now becoming increasingly present in India, the country’s elevator sector is steadily adopting more and more international standards and technologies. Given the country’s rapidly growing economy and vast urban population, India is also of strategic importance to many international elevator manufacturers.
Vertical growth is now increasingly visible in the expanding cities of India, resulting from rising land costs. At the same time, higher government spend on infrastructure projects such as metro rail and mono rail initiatives, as well as the redevelopment of railway stations and the modernization of airports and green field airports, are also key drivers in the demand for elevators and escalators in the country.
Already 100 exhibitors registered
The IEE Expo team met with industry leaders in January to gain insight into key ongoing projects and procurement plans for 2020. After the largest buyers in the industry confirmed their visit to IEE Expo 2020, the organizers are now working on developments and added value for the registered exhibitors. By January 2020, over 100 exhibitors had registered.
The Advisory Board, which played a key role in designing the first E2 forum in India, continues to develop topics that are of business interest to the industry. Through the partnership with CREDAI-MCHI at the fair, a series of training courses and panel discussions are planned. They are designed to bring real estate developers, builders, architects and city planners together with technology specialists to facilitate business networking.