Messe Frankfurt Announces New Dates for Ninth Edition IEE Expo
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | January 27, 2022 | News
Messe Frankfurt IEE Expo
Trade fair, congress and event organiser Messe Frankfurt India (MFI) has announced the new dates for the ninth edition of International Elevator and Escalator Expo (IEEE).
The expo that was originally scheduled for February 2022 will now be hosted from 6 to 8 September 2022 at Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai.
The intent is to give the vertical transportation industry additional time to prepare while offering safety, confidence and flexibility to both exhibitors and fair attendees, informed organisers.
The postponement is a result of the surge in Omicron cases across the globe as well as in India, and attendant regulatory guidelines in the state of Maharashtra.
Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt India, said, “Keeping in mind the current developments, we believe that rescheduling the show will create a healthy business environment while offering exhibitors additional time to plan with certainty, creating confidence for business. It is a difficult but responsible decision for the collective interest.”
Vincent Pinto, Senior Vice President – New Installation Business, Schindler India, said, “Trying times call for prudent measures. We support the decision made by the IEEE team to defer the event dates in the interest of safety and adherence to the state guidelines.” Supporting the safety-conscious decision, Pinto said the Schindler India team was looking forward to participating in the upcoming September chapter.
R Rajaraman, VP – Magnet Technology Machines, Bharat Bijlee, said, “We appreciate the decision to prioritise safety and business interests of the industry and are in complete support of the new dates. We do look forward to connecting with the industry in person in September 2022.”
Boman Irani, President, CREDAI-MCHI, said, “While we have been looking forward to the physical trade show, we are in complete support of Messe Frankfurt India’s decision and believe that the new dates will provide a more conducive environment to network. The changes brought about by the pandemic have caused a major shift in passenger mobility – be it for high-rises or metros, railways, industrial or commercial establishments, and for our fraternity of real estate developers, it remains as one of the top priorities to visit IEE Expo and witness these developments live when the industry can come together.”
Alongside the trade fair, organisers will also host an ‘E2 Forum’ along with L’Avenir Elevator Consultancy as Knowledge Partner.
International Elevator and Escalator Expo slated for February will now be hosted at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai from 6 to 8 September 2022.