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ISH 2023: Solutions for a sustainable future
What kind of energy do we use for heating, what ensures hygienically clean air and how much water do we need? Against the background of scarce energy resources, pandemics and climate change, these questions are more relevant than ever before. Exhibitors will present solutions at the ISH from 13 to 17 March 2023 in Frankfurt am Main.
Sustainable, Tiny, Wellbeing and Emotional: the four trends in The Bathroom Experience at ISH 2023
Demographics, climate, urbanisation and lifestyle have a direct impact on the industry’s development. During ISH 2023 – the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water – the Pop up my Bathroom trend platform will be addressing these topics, translating them into stunning visualisations and hosting cross-discipline discussions
Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022: Business is made between people
Electrification and digitalisation offer enormous potential for saving around 40 percent of energy in the building sector. Solutions were presented by the 1,531 exhibitors from 46 countries at the Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt am Main. The special edition came at just the right time to present solutions for the current challenges. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology has proven its relevance as an international meeting place for the sector.
E2 Forum Frankfurt 2022: Successful continuation of the expert dialogue
The dialogue on the elevator and escalator industry with experts from the fields of building management and planning, plant operation, engineering and building services technology has gained further momentum at the E2 Forum Frankfurt. The innovation forum programme of conference, industry exhibition and networking was very well received by the experts in vertical-horizontal building mobility. 350 attendees and 40 exhibiting companies came to the second E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main.
E2 Forum Frankfurt: Larger range of exhibitors and cutting-edge topics attract visitors to Frankfurt
This Wednesday (21 September 2022), the E2 Forum Frankfurt will kick off with great momentum into two days of innovation forum and conference for the dialogue between the lifts and escalators industry and decision-makers from building management, engineering and development. More exhibitors than at the first event in 2018 and an up-to-date, high-ranking conference programme are attracting the experts to Frankfurt am Main – Germany's high-rise metropolis.
E2 Forum: It is the personal encounter that gets the business moving
E2 Forum Frankfurt, the conference and innovation forum for elevator and escalator technology, is about to be held for the second time. Due to the pandemic, the innovative format took a break and will bring the industry back into personal business contact with operators in the real estate industry, building planning and technology on 21 and 22 September 2022 further to its successful premiere in 2018. We spoke to Christopher Enders, Head of Brand Management of the E2 Forum at Messe Frankfurt.
E2 Forum announces its conference programme: more than 40 presentations and discussion panels on future scenarios in the elevator and escalator industry
On 21 and 22 September 2022, the E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main will provide expert knowledge on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability in the field of vertical-horizontal mobility. For two days, high-class speakers will share their knowledge with decision-makers from industry, building technology and the real estate sector. In addition to representatives of renowned manufacturers of solutions for the elevator and escalator industry, the speakers also include specialists in cyber security, architecture, building certification and infrastructure. Moreover, well-known organisations such as Vonovia and RATP, operator of the Paris public transport system, will also contribute. The keynote speech by star architect Nayla Mecataff, in which she will present her vision of the high-rise buildings of the future, will kick off the conference.
Conference programme of the E2 Forum Frankfurt also scores in architecture
Elevators and escalators are moving into the focus of building planning, and, all the more as the trades in planning, construction and operation become more interconnected. The multitude of digital options enhances greater energy and resource efficiency, more climate neutrality and also cost reduction: These are the goals which architects and civil engineers have the relevant levers to achieve already today. The E2 Forum offers them two intense days of conference knowledge and personal encounters: the former brings further training points from the Federal German Architects’ Chambers – the latter promotes new impulses.
Decarbonisation of the heating sector: heat pumps as an important element for the heating transition
The energy transition is inevitable and renewable energies are the key to a sustainable and independent energy supply. But it will not work without innovations and concrete solutions. This is exactly where ISH 2023 comes in with its topics.
Passenger transport at trade shows: Escalator safety starts from the handrail
With a floorspace of 529,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt operates one of the largest exhibition grounds in the world. Its visitors want to move quickly, reliably and safely from exhibition halls to conference centres and from one hall level to the next: More than 300 escalators and moving walkways as well as around 200 elevators are operated and further developed by the company's own facility management. Recently, the lift and escalator managers at Messe Frankfurt have been testing an innovation for hygiene on escalator handrails. It is based on ultraviolet UV-C light.
Interview with OLaf Kühl: Escalators in trade show operation: "Hands on" – passenger safety starts on the handrail
We know this when we use the escalators and moving walkways in public buildings to change floors or to cover long distances: The handrail just walks along with you. Relief for the travellers. Support for the unsecured and the inexperienced? ... Wrong: that's what Olaf Kühl, Head of Facility Management at Messe Frankfurt, says.
Restart ISH – the industry sets its sights on the future
The trade fair industry is taking off again, society is in a state of upheaval and politics is more challenged than ever. This is precisely where ISH 2023 comes in - it takes aim at the issues of the future, paves the way for achieving goals and delivers concrete solutions.
ELA calls for General Assembly 2022 in Frankfurt
The European Lift Association (ELA) is holding its General Assembly in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). It will be the first general meeting to be held live after the pandemic-related interruption. Delegates from national associations in the industry and their member companies are expected in the German financial and trade fair centre on 19 and 20 May 2022. The two-day assembly meeting will also address the current challenges of the lift and escalator industry in a conference format "Towards the future in a safe, digital and energy-efficient world".
“Elevate your knowledge” – with the experts of the E2 Forum Frankfurt conference in September
Innovation, digitalisation and sustainability – opportunities for buildings of today and tomorrow: the E2 Forum Frankfurt on 21 and 22 September 2022 will offer the latest knowledge on these topics for decision-makers in the planning, operation and development of elevator and escalator systems from industry, building services engineering and the real estate sector.
Joint study by Messe Frankfurt and RWTH Aachen confirms safety of air quality in trade fair halls
Over the past two years, it has been virtually impossible to hold trade fairs, even though many exhibition halls in Germany have sophisticated ventilation systems in place. The health authorities operated on the assumption that, when people breathe, they emit potentially virus-infected aerosols in the same way they emit CO2 and that this would lead to widespread infections with SARS-CoV-2.
It will be hot again for ISH 2023
With Fire & Flame - forum for the stove industry, a format will be launched exclusively at ISH 2023, which, as a new platform within the world's leading trade fair, will focus on exchange, networking and knowledge transfer.
First exhibitors at the E2 Forum Frankfurt 2022
With the first renowned exhibitors, the elevator and escalator industry is reporting back at the E2 Forum Frankfurt in September 2022. The industry is in full and reliable operation due to its functional role in building operations.
E2 Forum Frankfurt to launch sales for its 2022 edition
New solutions for reducing the viral load for users of elevators and escalators, innovations for higher energy and material efficiency and for climate-neutral construction and operation of facilities – these are just some of the current topics that move the industry and its partners in building services technology and real estate management. Being able to discuss these and other developments in direct business contact and at conferences – this will be possible again in autumn 2022 at E2 Forum in Frankfurt.
ISH digital 2021: results
The post-fair phase of ISH digital finished officially on 30 April 2021. Good use was made of the platform over the weeks following the end of ISH digital on 26 March.
Elevators: adding value and accessibility to buildings
E2 Forum Milano Digital Talk: opportunities for building upgrades
ISH digital 2021: heating industry is ‘green deal ready’
The European Union’s ‘Green Deal’ sets ambitious climate targets. The EU wants, by 2030, to have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent compared with 1990 levels. Before the introduction of the Green Deal, the target was a 40 percent reduction. This tightening of targets also has far-reaching consequences for the largest energy consumer in both Germany and Europe – the heating sector.
The show goes on
The past months have been more than challenging. Now, however, it almost feels as though spring is in the air with exhibitors and visitors in Shanghai enjoying a refreshing renewal of personal contacts and boosting business via a wealth of product innovations. With detailed hygiene concepts, the concurrent Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology and Parking China opened their doors in the Chinese metropolis between 2 and 4 September. These three events are Asia’s first building-technologies trade fairs to once again welcome visitors in Corona Year Zero.
Time, space and energy for new ground plans
Are we well prepared for the challenges of the future? – The first months of the crisis triggered by the Corona pandemic have shown that we are indeed: Yes, Germany together with most European countries have responded very well to the acute wave – medically, socially, economically, organisationally and also technologically. Interim balance sheets and a look into the future show that this is the case: The question of a "return to normality" can only be answered by "moving forward to a new normal life".
E2 Forum Frankfurt postponed to June 2021
In view of the pandemic-related restrictions on major events, the E2 Forum Frankfurt will be postponed from its 2020 date to 30 June and 1 July 2021. The decision was taken yesterday by the organiser Messe Frankfurt together with its partner VDMA, aiming at providing all market participants with a reliable environment for planning and presence at E2 Forum Frankfurt.
Elevator technology shapes urban life of tomorrow
The planning of new city quarters and the retrofitting of existing multi-storey buildings would be inconceivable without elevators and escalators. Modern elevator and escalator systems bring barrier-free access, energy efficiency, safety and comfort to urban buildings. Around 50 experts from industry, the real estate business and building services engineering will discuss the possible applications under the title "Innovation, digitalisation and sustainability: opportunities for buildings of today and tomorrow" at the E2 Forum Frankfurt. The innovation forum and specialist conference on 23 and 24 September 2020 is the unique platform for this cross-industry expert dialogue.
A shining example – the Light + Building Trend Forum 2020-21
Longing, delight, hope – few factors shape innovative design as much as strong emotions. Most of them have their origins in economic or political circumstances. In addition to this, the influence of ecology has grown exponentially over the last few years. This is reflected in the number of prominent activists all around the globe.
XaaS – What’s that? New business models on the upswing
Products and services in the field of lighting and building-services technology are increasingly being marketed in the form of subscription models. Known as ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS), ‘Light as a Service’ (LaaS), ‘Security as a Service’ and ‘Safety as a Service’, this trend offers benefits for both providers and customers. Digitalisation is not only driving this development but also giving rise to new business models. Light + Building, the leading trade fair for the sector, will put the spotlight on the innovations when it opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March.
BIM: more efficient processes through digitalisation
Building information modeling (BIM), the IT-supported working method, is gaining increasingly in importance. BIM is being increasingly employed particularly in the design of building technology and in the process of maintenance during the operational stage. This ensures more efficient workflows, shorter planning and construction times, and better collaboration between all those involved. Light + Building, the leading international trade fair, will be providing an overview of the BIM process in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
Connectivity offers efficiency, safety, security and convenience of tomorrow’s urban spaces
More and more people are moving into cities. And the growing shortage of space and resources is a huge challenge for municipalities. The smart city – a connected and intelligent conurbation – is a solution to these problems. The use of digital technologies makes cities safer, more efficient and increasingly sustainable. Light + Building 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector in Frankfurt, presents products for the smart city and provides a platform for smart building automation, intelligent energy management and connected safety and security.
‘Power for Mobility’ special show presents electrical infrastructure solutions
The efficient use of resources and energy not only avoids unnecessary CO2 emissions. It is also an essential prerequisite for maintaining our standard of living. At the same time, e-mobility can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is thus a key to achieving climate goals. According to calculations by the National Platform for Electrical Mobility, the number of electrical vehicles in Germany is expected to rise to between 7 and 10.5 million by 2030.
BUILTWORLD Contest selects 25 finalists at Light + Building 2020
The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technologies (ConTech) have been named and are practically on their way to participate in the finals and exhibition at Light + Building in March 2020. The renowned international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest at the end of October selected the startups and innovation companies out of 50 applicants. Their business ideas and solutions are considered to have the potential to revolutionise the construction and real estate industries.
Messe Frankfurt partners with Builtworld for the ‘built world’ of the future
The future of buildings is digital! In the face of demands for CO2 neutral economies and buildings that take into account the requirements of the climate, buildings too will need to be digitalised. As organisers of leading trade fairs for modern building services technology, Messe Frankfurt will now be offering experts from the building planning, construction and realty sectors another structure for the dissemination of innovation, contacts and new business, offering an exclusive opportunity for industry and the building services engineering trades to join up with the innovative new field of ‘Property Technology’ – including start-ups, project developers and investors in the real-estate business.
World market leaders meet with global demand for security technology at Light + Building
Security installations are becoming increasingly important – right across the world. To achieve adequate levels of security, individuals, institutions and buildings must constantly meet new standards. And, in 2020, Light + Building will be making ‘Connected Security’ a central focus of the trade fair. The Intersec Building platform, a congress format and a special-interest guide will provide discussion, information and orientation.
Degree of connectivity in real estate determines residential rankings of tomorrow
Location, location, location. You may have heard this mantra when it comes to the value of real estate. The popular credo will come to new honours in the age of digitalisation of our regions, cities and neighbourhoods. And what's more, the popularity scales and rankings of German residential cities are being reopened. Those who already want to enjoy the advantages of smartified living and working environments in Germany may not only find what they are looking for in the metropolitan cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne.
20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and pioneering work on lighting and connected building technology
Achieve more as a team, be the first to explore new worlds and relive the fascination of new discoveries. Lighting and connected building-services technology create visionary networks. Light + Building brings them to life – 2020 in its twentieth year.
ISH 2019: proportion of international visitors climbs to record level
ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades. With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.
The importance of air at ISH: good air quality pays off
People spend more than 80 percent of their time in closed rooms – at home, in the workplace, fitness studio, cinema, restaurant or other institutions. In all these places, good quality air is important for health and well-being. What, however, makes indoor air quality good? What does it depend on? And how can it be guaranteed?
ISH underscores the importance of European energy policy with the new Partner Country for 2019
France is the Partner Country of ISH 2019. With this commitment, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water is responding to urgent international challenges with innovative building-services technology at the same time as underscoring the importance of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Successful start for the dialogue between the elevator & escalator industry and the building-services sector
Participants in the first E2 Forum Frankfurt have taken a decisive step forward to the future of vertical and horizontal conveyance in buildings and urban areas: around 420 experts from the elevator and escalator industry, as well as planners, installation specialists and operators of modern buildings and infrastructures, gave top marks to the two-day conference and accompanying exhibition.
E2 Forum Frankfurt: Premiere of concepts for elevators and escalators in the building of the future
Every single day an area the size of Manhattan is built on. The number of high-rise buildings at least 200 meters high has multiplied since the turn of the millennium: The global trend towards urbanisation is shifting the vertical-horizontal transport of people and goods by elevators and escalators into the focus of planners, builders and operators of modern buildings. The E2 Forum Frankfurt takes up these challenges with a conference and exhibition on 18 and 19 September in Frankfurt on the Main.
Safe and sound: ‘Intersec Building’ puts the spotlight on safety and security technology at Light + Building
Intelligent systems are an integral part of modern buildings – as is protecting them. Surveillance, access control and data protection are equally vital. Thus, safety and security are gaining rapidly in importance for all suppliers and users.
Architecture and mobility of the future
The high-rise is making a comeback and driving the demand for elevators and escalators to new heights. New technologies in building and elevator technology are available to make buildings and districts fit for the future. The E2 Forum Frankfurt brings together experts from development and industry with architectural and technical planners and constructors on these topics at a conference and accompanying exhibition - on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Frankfurt. Participation in the conference is recognised as a training measure by chambers of architects in six German federal states.
Interview with Renato Turri: Architecture and mobility of the future
The high-rise is making a comeback and driving the demand for elevators and escalators to new heights. New technologies in building and elevator technology are available to make buildings and districts fit for the future.
IEE Expo 2018: A successful step towards taking vertical transportation to new heights
Expected to grow over 50% in the next four years the industry will reach USD 175 billion by 2021