E2 stands for Elevators and Escalators. The E2 Forum Frankfurt is a conference and innovation forum for elevator and escalator technology at the exhibition centre in Frankfurt am Main. It takes place every two years as a technology and topical platform for dialogue between the industry and decision-makers in building management and intelligent building technology.
The mobility of people and goods in and between buildings is one of the key technologies in the development of urban living spaces in accordance with the global goals of achieving climate neutrality and resource saving. Intelligent solutions for new buildings and urban spaces as well as for retrofitting or repurposing existing buildings require an early staged dialogue between stakeholders in project planning and design.
The E2 Forum Frankfurt brings together the players and decision-makers from industry, planning, construction and operation of modern E2 and building technologies and offers them a technology and networking platform for cross-sector dialogue.
Take part - in the lively exchange on the current topics and challenges of the future. In order to take account of the structural relevance of lifts and escalators in all planning and life phases of modern buildings and quarters, the E2 Forum Frankfurt offers expert lectures and content as part of its high-level conference programme to civil engineers, architects and operators, which is also recognised as further training by a number of state chambers of architects.
The E2 Forum cooperates with strong partners - first and foremost the Trade Association for Lifts and Escalators in the VDMA - and is part of a network of renowned E2 events and trade fairs for integrated building technology in the world's growth regions.
The next E2 Forum Frankfurt will take place 2024.
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The E2 Forum connects the E2 industry with decision-makers in the real estate industry, building management and building-services technologies. This makes the E2 Forum a unique contact platform for cross-sector dialogue, future topics and networking.
Tailor-made concept and strong partner: the E2 Forum Frankfurt is organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the VDMA Elevators and Escalators trade association. The VDMA promotes this innovative format for the exchange of ideas between the industry and the decision-makers and trades involved in modern building technologies.
Messe Frankfurt is the place to be for intelligent building technologies: this is where the industries meet for their leading international trade fairs ISH and Light + Building. This is where the paths of experts from research, development and design, from industry, the trades and technical planning, from the real estate sector, building and urban planning, from politics and the authorities cross - making Frankfurt am Main the trade fair venue no. 1 for intelligent building technologies.Building Technologies
The E2 Forum's combination of conference format and exhibition area provides the impetus for dialogue: Present your company and your solution concepts cost-effectively and without major planning effort.
Take advantage of the facilities of the premises, the complete stand construction and an attractive evening event for professional networking - and present your innovations to a selected expert audience within the framework of our conference.Planning & Preparation
In these product groups you will find exhibiting companies, their contacts and innovations at the E2 Forum Frankfurt:
- Elevators/Lifts & Escalators
- Elevator/Lift & Escalator Components
- Smart solutions for elevators & escalators
- Building & elevator planning
At the E2 Forum Frankfurt, you will exclusively reach target groups from the fields of architecture, technical planning, building services, real estate management, urban planning, transport companies, airport operators and technical control boards experts who are specifically involved in the project planning, design, equipment and management of modern buildings.Planning & Preparation
“The appeal of the E2 Forum Frankfurt is to share relevant building technology topics of the future with our industry and to make them the direct subject of cross-industry networking. We are getting ready for an entirely appropriate E2 Forum Frankfurt: live, high-contact, 2022.“
"We are putting the 2022 date on our trade fair calendar – with a certain relief, since by 2022 there will surely be no more pandemic obstacles to our attendance.“
‘’For us, the E2 Forum Frankfurt 2022 is set. If it pauses in the meantime due to corona, then that is a responsible and professional decision. And we support Messe Frankfurt's approach of enabling us exhibitors to coordinate closely and at an early stage.“
‘’As important as the E2 Forum Frankfurt is as a networking platform, the challenge of cushioning the Corona pandemic and its consequences in the interests of our participants from Germany as well as from abroad close to the border remains central: If live on site, let's do it right – in 2022!.“
‘The new building contract law in the German Civil Code will make it easier for elevator companies to enforce their supplementary claims – if the regulations are correctly applied.’
‘Elevators are the safest means of transport worldwide. To ensure this status also in future, further technical development and laws which enforce the cooperation between the operators, the maintenance companies and independent bodies who are responsible for periodic inspections are important.’
‘Attending this event will show the things in reality. Products and innovations can be seen and touched – this multiple impression cannot be compared to online given information and represents a suitable complement to our curriculum.’
‘`We broke the BIM!´ – we need to learn how to use today's virtual technologies to save tomorrow's real world.’
‘The E2 Forum Frankfurt is, to use the language of project managers, the `body of knowledge´ for the elevator and escalator industry. The focus is on innovations. Solution-oriented concepts offer planners, architects and operators a sound basis for their day-to-day business and for new ideas.’
The E2 Forum Frankfurt is organised by Messe Frankfurt with the support of the German Elevators and Escalators trade association of the VDMA (Association of German Machine and Plant Manufacturers). The trade association is responsible for the contextual and conceptual form of the conference element. It represents approx. 90 per cent of the German market for elevators/lifts, escalators and moving pavements. There are currently 800,000 elevator systems installed in Germany, of which some 692,000 are for carrying people. For escalators, the current figure is around 37,000 installed units. Turnover in the sector, which employs approximately 17,000 people, amounts to more than two billion euros.
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The E2 Forum Frankfurt is the third elevator and escalator industry event in Messe Frankfurt’s building technologies portfolio. This includes the perennially successful IEE-Expo in Mumbai (India) and the E2 Forum Milano, introduced in 2016 and ever since a popular industry meeting place for visitors from Italy and beyond. Latest new members to this E2 family of events are the E2 Forums in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and New Delhi (India). In the expert field of building technologies Messe Frankfurt organises a total of 24 trade fairs on three continents, including the world’s two leading building technology trade fair brands: Light + Building and ISH.
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