Fourth international lift exhibition considered “immense success.”
Nearly 2,000 attended the EURO-LIFT in Kielce, Poland, on October 18-20, 2016. For the first time, the event accompanied the Property Maintenance and Services Exhibition LOKUM EXPO. Panoramic lifts that married modern design and cutting-edge technologies, and energy-efficient solar elevators were the highlights of the tradeshow. The conferences for property managers, housing cooperatives and tenants’ associations, as well as the lifts congress, generated avid interest.
After a two-year break, Targi Kielce’s expo has again become the showcase for lift-industry companies and property management and maintenance companies: there were 108 exhibitors from 18 countries. According to exhibitors’ feedback, this iteration of the expo was a real success, owing to the fact that it brought together true business insiders. Numerous meetings held at the stands may develop into contracts and cooperation. “We have gained many business leads; the expo has become a touchpoint with other companies. We are truly pleased,” Rafał Chmielewski, owner of exhibitor Chmielewski, stated.
It is estimated that, in Poland, half of its 80,000 units require immediate replacement. Additionally, more efficient and accessibility-friendly elevators are in demand. However, the top of the priority list is compliance with ever-higher safety standards. This was the experts’ opinion expressed at the international conference “Lift Safety and Lifts Modernisation” organized by the Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers and attended by more than 200 participants. It discussed the most topical issues for the industry and served as an experience-exchange platform for European experts. The speakers list included specialists of, inter alia, the European Lift Association and Office of Technical Inspection.
Łukasz Księżopolski, a member of the Audit Committee of Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers, said of the conference:
“We need a place to meet together without the need to run in public tenders. We need to invite guests from all over Europe and discuss the future and present-day situation and have some time to reflect. We are happy to find such a place in Kielce.”
“Golden Rules of Cooperatives”
The overall Property Maintenance and Services Exhibition went most extensively toward the expectations of property owners and managers. At the moment, high heating costs in multifamily buildings are one of the major problems, said Jerzy Materek, owner of heating contractor BrunPol. The first and second days focused on heat-consumption reduction and the lowering of heating costs. “Our company is professionally involved in this sector; therefore, we have resolved to become a part of the event targeted at property managers,” he added.
The program included conferences that have become focal points for those keenly interested in property maintenance cost optimization, housing cooperatives and commercial property management. The “7 Golden Rules of Cooperatives” and the Manager of the Year 2016 — Real Estate Market Leader awards and accolades were presented at the conference.