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  • With E2 Forum set to make its launch in Mumbai this year, Messe Frankfurt India hosted the first advisory committee meeting with key industry stakeholders this month
  • Facilitating stronger dialogue between real estate developers, OEMs & manufacturers, the advisory committee meeting bought forth pressing topics for the vertical mobility and transportation industry which will be taken up at the debut edition on 2nd August 2019

The first advisory committee of the E2 Forum Mumbai and IEE EXPO 2020 meeting was represented by leading elevator and escalator OEMs like Bharat Bijlee Ltd, Kone Elevators India Pvt Ltd, Fujitec India Pvt Ltd and Thyssenkrupp India along with key real estate players Ajmera Realty & Infra Ltd and Runwal Group apart from the event’s strategic industry partner, MCHI-CREDAI. We believe that through collective leadership, knowledge and recommendations of our advisory committee members, all sincere efforts to build a globally renowned international platform for the elevator and escalator industry here in India, will become a reality.

Sharing thoughts on the initiative taken by Messe Frankfurt India, Rajnish Ramu, Vice President Marketing, Thyssenkrupp India said: “This was our first E2 Forum meeting and I would like to thank Messe Frankfurt for focusing on the Indian elevator and escalator industry. We had a very interesting session that saw a great balance of stakeholders that included OEMs, suppliers, customers and the organisers. With free flow of thoughts, we could understand each other’s pain areas and I am sure, if we collaborate in a sustained way going in the same direction, a lot of issues faced by the OEMs, the customers, builders, developers, and the overall industry will be resolved. I think it’s a great step and I look forward to our next meet in August and the exhibition in 2020.”

Also talking about the importance of E2 Forum in India, Deeraj Dhar, Sr. Sales Manager, Fujitec India shared: “Keeping in mind topics related to ‘mandatory specifications’ which must be adopted by the elevator/escalator industry, there should be strong involvement from the government, OEMs, manufactures and developers to ensure the norms curated for safety and other mandatory specifications are kept as prerequisite. This will help the end users in long-term usage of the elevators. I am sure, this forum will help in the rapid evolution of the industry.”

Representing the real estate aspect was Prashant Mewada, Director Operations, Runwal Group who shared: “There is an evident gap between installers and maintenance officers which sometimes leads to inefficiency of the lifts and escalators. The maintenance needs to be more real-time with right importance given from the initial stages of design.” In line with Mewada was Nimish Ajmera, Director, Ajmera Realty & Infra Ltd who also stated: “With rapid development all over the city, Mumbai is a daunting market for real estate developers. Although, there is a huge market for upgrading elevator technology in older buildings of the city. Also, fundamental safety standards must be maintained in elevators and escalators used in buildings.”

With talks about safety basics like CCTVs being a default element to credited certifications followed by the companies, the advisory members came to a conclusion that safety measures should be considered more than luxury.

The long discussion of the advisory committee deliberated on a host of points such as the digitalisation of maintenance, increase in the level of awareness among tier two and tier three manufacturers, testing laboratories for elevators and a need for standardisation of a business model for component manufacturers.

The strategic industry partners of E2 Forum Mumbai 2019, MCHI – CREDAI will also host RED Talks (Real Estate Dialog) that will converge market leaders to share their ideas to help enhance the overall development of the Indian Elevator and Escalator industry.

With a strategic effort to promote innovations, digitalisation and sustainability in the buildings of the future, E2 Forum Mumbai will be “a must attend” event for the architectural mobility and vertical transportation segment in India.


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