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WEE: Shanghai becomes meeting point of lift industry

The 14th World Elevator & Escalator Expo in Shanghai will open its doors from 6 to 9 May. According to the organiser, the last WEE 2018 attracted about 121,000 trade visitors from around world.

(Photo: © Rudolf Ramseier)

The trade fair is sponsored by the China Elevator Association and organised by Langfang Conference & Exhibition Co. Ltd. Two years ago, the exhibition area amounted to 135,000 m2, according to the organiser, and over 1,300 companies presented their products, with international visitors from 20 countries.

The WEE 2020 will once again take place in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) with over 400 international exhibitors expected. This time, there should be a special focus among other things on environmentally-friendly and energy-saving technologies and materials.

Joint German stand

HandwerkThe VFA-Interlift will once again be represented by a joint stand in Shanghai. Member companies can present their products and services beneath the roof of the German Lift Pavilion and will receive organisational support from the association, which will act as the central contact during and after the trade fair.

"It’s worth making the trip, for example, to get to know the products from the Asian lift market better," emphasised VFA department head Nicole Heine, who is responsible for organising the German joint stand, "This trade fair with the biggest exhibition area in the lift industry is the ideal platform for networking and new contacts."

Two years ago, several VFA member companies were represented under the roof of the German Lift Pavilion at the WEE. Those who would like to be there this year should contact Nicole Heine as quickly as possible (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Lift & Escalator Symposium

HandwerkThe eleventh "Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies" will take place in advance of the WEE – likewise in Shanghai. It will kick off on 4 May 2020 with numerous talks. The programme will include visiting the Schindler Jiading Campus and the Shanghai Tower on 5 May.

Among others, the European speakers will include David A Cooper (LECS Ltd.),, Tim Ebeling (Henning), Nick Mellor (Lift and Escalator Industry Association, UK), Richard Peters (Peters Research Ltd UK), Janne Sorsa, Mikko Kontturi and Mirko Ruokokoski (Kone) and Urs Püntener (Schindler).

One of the speakers will also be Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk from the co-organiser of the symposium, the University of Northampton. This time it will be organised in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Schindler Elevator Ltd.

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