On 5-6 December, EFESME participated in the 2023 edition of the International Elevator and Escalators Symposium, which this year was held in the prestigious setting of the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The EFESME team was present in both a technical and political capacity with Vice-President Petrov, experts Ivan Ferrarini and Paolo Tattoli, and Policy Advisor Elettra Bilibio as co-host.
During the second day of the Symposium, the EFESME experts Ferrarini and Tattoli had the opportunity to present the position paper written for the occasion on the topic of circular economy in the lift industry from the perspective of European SMEs. They spoke about the EC New Circular Economy Action Plan (2020) and the sustainable principales, as well as the impact of circularity in the sector and for lift SMEs and the crucial role of Digitalisation and of the new Machinery Regulation.
Later the same day, Vice-President Damyan Petrov participated in the closing panel on the role of digitalisation as a tool for sustainability in the vertical transport industry. In this context, Vice-President Petrov spoke about how standards and the related harmonisation efforts at the EU level can contribute to the successful integration of digital solutions for sustainability in the vertical transportation industry, a topic of present-day importance.
The event, organised by ELEVATOR WORLD Inc. and Liftinstituut, was a great success and allowed participants to exchange views and discuss the role of sustainability and digitalisation in the vertical mobility industry from different perspectives.
EFESME would like to thank its colleagues from ELEVATOR WORLD Inc. and Liftinstituut for the welcome invitation, the EFESME Team for their excellent work, and the whole audience for their participation and many interesting discussions during the two-day event.
Untill the next time with many ideas, news, and food for thought!