Developers must look at digitalized elevator technology for a safe and seamless passenger experience in the post-pandemic age: IEE Expo and E2 Forum
The pandemic has induced drastic changes in the dynamics of elevator and escalator manufacturing, product designs, features, and control functions to suit the changing needs of the hygiene-conscious population. As the industry’s leading trade fair, the International Elevator and Escalator Expo (IEE Expo) along with the E2 Forum conference, aims to attract real estate developers and builders to witness latest technologies and trends in vertical transportation.
Digitalization is revolutionizing the vertical mobility space, and with it the elevator business is transforming. As elevator manufactures integrate new digital capabilities that create safe, seamless and contactless building experiences, developers today can provide exceptional passenger experience while at the same time keep their elevator maintenance and repairs at check.
Amid hygiene concerns and digitization, remote monitoring services in elevators and escalators will gain traction in the post-COVID world, whereas new-age features such as a central dashboard, human flow predicting operation management systems and rapid installation methods will allow seamless operations and monitoring and redefine the customer experience.
Role of IEE Expo over the years
As India’s leading trade fair for elevators and escalator industry, IEE Expo is the ultimate sourcing point where buyers can witness latest technologies and conveniences that modern elevators are offering to meet the evolving demands of the users. The exhibition positioned itself strongly as a networking platform for industry professionals across the country.
The last edition of IEE Expo (2020) held in Mumbai gained footfall of a total 7,512 buyers from 27 states and union territories. Around 3,591 of these buyers converged from the state of Maharashtra, while the remaining 3,921 visiting the fair were from Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal and other major states.
Mr. Prashant Mewada, Director, Operations, Runwal Group, who was a part of IEE Expo 2020 edition, shared: “IEE Expo had a good response from across developers, consultants, manufacturers and other stakeholders from the Industry. It helped us to gain a lot of insights from the industry, which is helpful to work towards the expectations related to smart cities, new building technologies, affordable housing, etc.”
Key highlights of the trade show:
E2 Forum 2021 to highlight opportunities in growing market and global technological advancements in India
To be held on 1st October 2021 at Le Meridien, New Delhi, the 3rd edition of E2 Forum will spark a productive discussion on ‘Exploring the New Normal of Vertical Transportation with a Focus on Railways, Real Estate and Infrastructure’. The platform will offer architects, planners and operators of lift and escalator systems a chance to obtain information, engage in dialogue and share ideas with manufacturers and developers from the industry.
The conference is supported by apex industry body, CREDAI-MCHI as the Strategic Industry Partner, along with Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) and DEA (Delhi Elevator Association).
Providing a preview into Indian Railway’s grand plan to enhance the railway ecosystem and imbibing the concept of smart city, Mr. S. K. Lohia, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC), shared: “Escalators and elevators are an indispensable feature in mass transit systems like metro and railway stations, high-rise buildings, and commercial and retail spaces. Design and safety are the foremost factors to be considered while installing elevators and escalators. We are in the process of planning the redevelopment of railway stations called “RAILOPOLIS” – a mini smart city on principles of national transit oriented development policy and accordingly there would be high demand of elevators and escalators for these. These assets must have the state-of-the-art safety and surveillance provisions and emergency response mechanisms to avert mis-happenings.”
“Partnering with E2 Forum for this goal, we are ready to connect with elevator manufacturers and explore new technology and product advancements at the show.” Mr. Lohia concluded.
E2 Forum 2021 will also host Arkel and L’Avenir Consultancy Pvt. Ltd as Associate Partner and Knowledge Partner respectively.