ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 breaks all records!
Solutions for faster, smarter and safer elevators, attracted thousands of professional visitors.
Organized by İFO Fuarcılık, ASANSOR Istanbul 2015, one of the global top three elevator exhibitions, took place from March 26-29 in Istanbul. The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by the Turkish Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Prof.Dr. Davut Kavranoğlu, AYSAD (Lift and Escalator Industrialists Association) Chairman Sefa Targıt, ELA (European Lift Association) Chairman Philippe Lamalle and Managing Director of IFO Fuarcılık Zekeriya Aytemur. and closed with three records. Occupying more than 50 thousand square meters, it was almost double the area of the 2013 edition and attracted a record number of exhibitors and visitors. 434 exhibitors from 28 countries participated and 28,278 professionals from 88 different countries took this opportunity to view the latest industry offerings during four-day hectic days of business. This record number of trade professionals attending, resulted in 68% of exhibitors already reserving their stands for Asansor Istanbul 2017.
Turkey, which has 5 elevators for each 1,000 people, played host to ASANSOR Istanbul 2015, International Lift Exhibition, one of the world's top three events in this sector. Organized biennially and held for the 14th time this year, the exhibition featured faster, safer and smarter solutions for elevators which are widely used in a wide range of places from residences, shopping centers, healthcare institutions to office buildings. The innovations exhibited at ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 included safety and comfort-based systems intended to prevent elevator accidents as well as cabin designs that combine technology and elegant appearance, visual communication applications and new generation interactive panels.
Attracting record level of international exhibitors and visitors ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 was the meeting point of business across continents.
Asansor Istanbul 2015 hosted 434 exhibitors from 28 different countries including Germany, China and Italy, whom participated in national pavilions. Also suppliers came from the USA, Spain, France, UK, Greece, India, Lebanon, Malta and Bosnia Herzegovina. The exhibition which established a new record for the number of trade as they came from some 77 cities across Turkey alone. ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 was attended by 28,278 professionals from 88 countries including 6,082 international visitors. Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Egypt, Iraq, India, Russia, Italy and Lebanon respectively saw the highest level of representation.
Key industry agendas discussed at ASANSOR Istanbul 2015
ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 provided an opportunity to not only demonstrate new products and technologies, but also hosted high quality conferences that were organised to address the challenges and opportunities faced across the industry. The sessions included held ELA Statistics Committee Chairwoman Ebru Gemici briefing participants about “Elevator and Escalator Statistics” and Paulo Tattoli presenting on “Standards and Risk Analyzes”. Esfandiar Gharibaan and ELA Component Committee Chairman Wolfgang Adldinger talked about “New EN 81-20&50 Standard” in his presentation.
The conferences of ASANSOR Istanbul 2015 hosted a very special guest this year. Former Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün and Gebze Mayor Adnan Köşker participated in a panel discussion titled “What do the Rules Say?”. Mr. Ergün shared his experience with the production sector with regard to “Ministry-Sector relations, importance of branding and taking opportunities”.
For more information about this biennial exhibition that brings together the World Elevator industry, you can visit www.asansoristanbul.com.