GLE Expo from 23-25 Feb. in Colombo; opportunity for lifts, escalator industry
21 Feb, 2017 – Sri Lanka will see an internationally-acclaimed Global Lift and Escalator Expo (GLE Expo), scheduled to be held between 23 and 25 February at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre, Colombo.
Colombo is an upcoming market with high end vertical transportation installations and a market where a number of tall buildings are being constructed or in the pipeline. The opportunities will be increasing rapidly over the next few years.
For companies with an objective of business expansion, the GLE Expo Sri Lanka 2017 will be the best platform to test market potential, explore partnerships and joint ventures, all under one roof. This Expo is in collaboration with CTBUH (Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) India and Sri Lanka, for bringing in the knowledge partnership. In Sri Lanka, the purpose of making this a joint event is to bring in the best of elevator and escalator products as well as knowledge dissemination on tall buildings technologies.
This Expo will help showcase elevator and escalator components and accessories manufacturers. This will be a one-stop shop both for learning about the industry and global opportunities, as well as showcasing their own prowess.
The highlight of the GLE Expo will be the series of seminars and panel discussions organised by CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Chapter, and TAK Consulting India, on subjects that concern the tall building industry, on 23 and 25 February at the venue. In addition there will be panel discussions with experts during the day. The presentations are as below:
n‘Challenges and relevance – An overview for India and Sri Lanka’ –GirishDravid (India), Director, Sterling Engineers and CTBUH India Chairman and Shiromal Fernando, Director, CSE and CTBUH Sri Lanka Chairman
n‘Challenges and State-of-the-Art Structural Engineering’ –Prof.Priyan Mendis (University of Melbourne) and Anil Hira, Director and Partner BuroHappoldEngineers Structures (Australia and India)
n‘Architecture and Tall Buildings’– BernardChang, KPF Architects (Hong Kong)
n‘Tall Buildings: Fire, Life and Safety’ – PeterStephenson, Associate Director, BuroHappold (UAE)
n‘Challenges and Wind Engineering’ – Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director, RWDI Wind Engineering (India)
n‘Façade Engineering, Architecture and Tall Buildings’ –GautamBhasin, Inhabit Façade Engineers – Asia Manager (Singapore)
n‘Challenges to Elevatoring Tall Buildings’ –TakMatthews, Managing Director, TAK Consulting (India)
The major participating brands are Dipra Engineers Ltd., Giovenzana International B.V., Guangdong Winone Elevator, Corporation Ltd., Hengda Fuji Elevator Co.Ltd., Japan Sanyo Elevator Co. Ltd., Johnson Lifts Lanka Ltd., Lincoln Elevator(China) Co. Ltd., Marazzi (Jiangsu) Elevator Guide Rail Ltd., Monteferro India Guieralisand Elevators Parts Ltd., Schumacher Elevator(Zhangjiagang) Co.Ltd.,Shanghai Goodgo Elevator Co.Ltd., Sicor Engineering India Ltd., Siglen Elevator (China) Co. Ltd., Suzhou Deao Elevator Co.Ltd., Suzhou Diao Elevator Co. Ltd.,Weibo Elevator Co. Ltd., Xiwei Elevator (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd., Yida Express Elevator Co. Ltd. and Zhejiang Aksen Elevator Co. Ltd.
“We are extremely grateful to the Government as well as key industry players in Sri Lanka, for their support in organising the GLE in Colombo,” said AnithaRaghunath, Director, Virgo Communications and Exhibitions Ltd. “We are looking forward to being a catalyst for the growth of the elevators market in Sri Lanka, and hope to support global brands in finding more opportunities here. With Sri Lanka openings to elevator and escalator requirements, this is the best time for an event of this nature and scale.”
The event is a must attend for builders, architects and structural engineering, and other construction industry players, and Government authorities.