The Eco Forum & Exhibition for Southeast Europe 2013 added LiftBalkans, a specialized business-to-business exhibition in Bulgaria devoted to elevators, escalators, components and accessories, to its annual event, which took place May 29-31 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Along with another new exhibition, “Smart Buildings,” LiftBalkans attracted a sufficient number of visitors, enhanced the event and will become a recurring part of it, organizers said. A post-event report noted that the exhibition allowed visitors to explore the lift market and learn about new products and services. Bulgaria has more than 120,000 lifts, and about 80,000 of them will need to be upgraded in the next decade, according to LiftBalkans, which used data from the Bulgarian Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance.
The Eco Forum & Exhibition drew 4,845 visitors from Bulgaria and 39 other countries, had 148 exhibitors from 22 countries and featured 74 speakers from 12 countries. Besides “Elevators and Escalators” presented by LiftBalkans, topics included “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” and “Save the Planet.” LiftBalkans is scheduled to participate in the Eco Forum & Exhibition for Southeast Europe on March 5-7, 2014, in Sofia, and organizers said that event promises to offer an opportunity for foreign companies to explore the potential of the Bulgarian lift market. The event’s aim, according to LiftBalkans, is to connect participants with investors, architects, facility managers and building contractors.
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