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Conference 2024 - Transition towards Global Sustainability

Grand Hotel Hyatt, Istanbul, Türkiye, May 16th 2024

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1. Sustainability: Its Significance in the Built Environment - Hatice Sözer (not available)

2. New Regulatory Framework - Paula Casares

3. A supportive EU Policy framework for sustainable and smart buildings Robert-Sylvain

4. Energy efficient lifts - Roger Beuret

5. Modernizing existing lifts - Claudio Donghi

6. Environmental Sustainability in product life cycle - Roger Beuret

7. Social Safety Sustainability - Ana Efata

8. Towards circular buildings - Dirk De Moor

9. Digitalization as enabler - Alper Caliskan

10. The role of Standardisation in green transition – Raul Carlsson

11. Sustainibility of Lift Industry and Cooperation Asia Pacific - Graham Worthington 

Conference 2023 - Safety in Maintenance

Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland, May 5th 2023

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1. Introduction by the ELA President Roberto Zappa

2. Opening remarks from Daniela Rondinelli - European Parliament, Employment and Social Affairs Committee

3. Opening remarks from Colin Lustenhouwer - European Economic and Social Committee (No document available)

4. Opening remarks from Massimiliano Dragoni - European Commission (EC DG Connect - Senior Policy Officer)

Safety in Maintenance - Market Figures

5. Global Elevator Safety Forum - Paulo Medeiros

6. Accidents in Lifts and Escalators - Ebru Gemici-Loukas

Safety in Maintenance - Training and Artificial Intelligence

7. Life has no reset button - Carlos Latorre

8. Archetype AI knowledge lab - Giorgio Manfredi

Safety in Maintenance - Regulations and Constraints

9. ISO TC178 - Gero Gschwendtner

10. CEN - Regulations and Constraints - Esfandiar Gharibaan

Safety in Maintenance - The Global Perspective

11. Safety Maintenance and Modernisation - Graham Worthington

12. Near-miss Reporting and Management - Liu Jianwei

Conference 2022 - Lifts and Escalators: a road to the future in a safe, digital and energy efficient world

Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, May 2022


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Wolfgang Marzin & Christopher Enders - E2 FORUM PRESENTATION

1. Opening remarks -  Nicola Beer - European Parliament, Vice President 

2. Opening remarks - Kerstin Jorna - European Commission, Director General (DG GROW)

3. The importance of Global Standards - Stefano CALZOLARI, CEN, President

4. Innovation and standardization - a contrast or an ingenious duo? - Gero GSCHWENDTNER, ISO

5. The construction industry: trends and forecasts - Domenico CAMPOGRANDE, FIEC, Secretary General

6. Sustainable Industrial Policy and Construction - Ilektra PAPADAKI, European Commission, Policy Officer (DG GROW)

7. Introduction -  Frank ROUSSEL, ELA TELCO Working Group, Convenor

8. ETSI/One M2M standards for the lift and escalators sector - Enrico SCARRONE, OneM2M Steering Committee & ETSI TC SmartM2M Chair

9. The impact of digitalization and IoT on the lift and escalators sector - Lexiang ZHANG, CEA, Secretary General

10. Introduction - Alper CALISKAN, ELA SRI Working Group, Convenor

11. Construction ecosystem - Gusts KOSSOVIčS, European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac)

12. Contribution by the lift industry -Roger BEURET, ELA Product Ecology Working Group, Convenor

Conference 2019 - Lifts & Escalators in a Digital World

Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, London, May 2019

Dixie Queen under Tower Bridge

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WEF - Zhang Lexiang, Secretary General of the Chinese Elevator Associati

Drivers of digitalization - Carine Lucas, Lead Expert Innovation, AGORIA

How digitalization changes the buildings - Kari Suihkonen, Chairman of the ELA Digitalization & Cybersecurity Committee

The lift book in a digital era - Harold Bussing, VLR President and Jeroen Bazuin, VLR Member

Traceability of Safety Components - Jan König, Dipl.-Ing., Technical Officer at VFA-Interlift

Digitalization (smartification) of existing lifts - Prof. Paolo Riva, University of Bergamo

Artificial Intelligence - Jonathan Berte, General Manager Robovision - presentation not available

What s a smart building and the smart readiness indicator? - Paul Waide, Ph.D., Director Waide Strategic Efficiency

Skilled Workforce for the future? - Prof Stefan Kaczmarczyk, University of Northampton, 

Skilled Workforce for the future? - Dan Charlesworth, LEIA

Skilled Workforce for the future? - Achim Hütter, VFA-Interlift

Skilled Workforce for the future? - Tadeusz Popielas, PALM

Perspectives on brexit and its implications for the lift industry - Onelia Angelosanto, Director, Global Trade Team, Ernst & Young

Perspectives on brexit and its implications for the lift industry - Nick Mellor, Managing Director, LEIAPerspectives on brexit and its implications for the lift industry - Nick Mellor, Managing Director, LEIA

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Conference 2018 - Lifts & Escalators in a Sustainable Future

Sheraton Hotel, Stockholm, April 2018

Sheraton Stockholm

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Conference 2017 - Lifts & Escalators - our part in the Digital World

Radisson Blu, Luzern, April 2017

Radisson Blu Luzern


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Conference 2016 - Lifts & Escalators in Smart Cities

Radisson Blu, Rome, April 2016

Radisson SAS Hotel Rome

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Conference 2015- Lifts in the European Energy Scene

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, Paris, April 2015


General Assembly 2014

Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, April 2014

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General Assembly 2013

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul, April 2013

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