Buoyed by the success of its previous event, organisers of the International LIFTEX exhibition, LEIA, announced the dates of the 2016 show in the autumn of last year. Early indications are that demand for space at LIFTEX 2016 is high, with many of the 2013 exhibitors already committing to attend, some with a much larger presence than in previous years. With 50% of available space already taken, and many new companies joining the event, it looks certain that ExCeL London from 25-26 May 2016 will be the place to be for professionals with any involvement in the lift, escalator and access industry.
Long-time supporter of LIFTEX, Thames Valley Controls, have already confirmed that they will be returning for the 2016 event. Sales Director, Eamonn Reid, is on the event’s Steering Group, helping to ensure that the show’s content is as up to the minute as possible. He explains the reasoning behind his company’s extensive involvement in the event: "LIFTEX provides the ideal environment to promote the benefits of our market-leading lift control and monitoring technology to existing and new customers."
While there will be many familiar faces at LIFTEX 2016, there has been an influx of new organisations committing to attend. But it isn’t just new companies that are filling the available spaces in the exhibition hall; LIFTEX 2016 will also see the return of a number of companies after an extended absence. One of these is Terry Lifts. John McSweeny, Sales and Marketing Director, explains the reason for their decision to exhibit at next year’s show: “It has been many years since we were last at LIFTEX with a stand, so it will be good to be back. We recognise that LIFTEX 2016 will be the premier event to showcase new products to the UK lift market and are looking forward to meeting new contacts as well as many old ones.”
Terry Lifts and another returning exhibitor Wessex lifts are just two of the companies leading a strong presence from the accessibility sector. This is an area where UK companies are especially strong and LEIA are delighted to see this reflected in the exhibition.
Atwell International is another major British company that has already booked its stand at the event. Managing Director Russell Walker has led the group’s growth, in particular developing Atwell’s reputation for research and development. “LIFTEX enables us to interact with our customers, finding out what their particular needs are in different markets and then responding to this. Also, because the event attracts such an international audience, we are able to show clients from all over the world the quality and integrity of all our products and services.”
One of the most successful features at LIFTEX 2013 was the seminar programme. So it’s no surprise that the LIFTEX 2016 team will once again be focussing their attention on creating a thought-provoking and professionally focussed series of talks and presentations. Topics such as modernisation and developments in products for access will be covered, as well as the latest on new standards and regulations.
Even though the event is some way off, visitor marketing preparations have already begun as the event aims to increase the range and volume of visitors attracted to the exhibition beyond the elevated levels achieved by LIFTEX 2013. Registration is already open, for details visit www.liftex2016.com.
All indications are that the industry is gearing up for a great show in 2016. Companies interested in exhibiting should ensure that they book sooner rather than later to secure the remaining prime locations. The sales team can be contacted on +44 (0)1963 44 1234 or email Stephen.Ingram@liftex2016.com