On the kind invitation of VNEA and of its President Mr. Nguyen Hai Duc, EFESME President Massimo Bezzi attended the 2023 edition of the Vietnam Elevator Expo (VEE) to represent the Federation. The fair and its events took place in Ho Chi Minh City from 7 to 9 December, and saw a series of activities organised to allow international guests to get to know the exhibiting companies, and to allow them to present their products and work to an audience that was not only Vietnamese.
President Bezzi (2L) attending the ribbon cutting ceremony with, among others,
PALEA President Graham Worthington and VNEA President Nguyen Hai Duc
After attending the opening ceremony of VEE 2023 with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and visiting the trade fair, President Bezzi had the opportunity to participate in a panel where he spoke about the sustainable development trend of future lift industry, and how this topic is being addressed in Europe and what impact it could have on the European lift industry and its SMEs.
President Bezzi spoke about the major policies currently being developed and implemented within the European Union with regard to sustainability, in view of the Green Deal supported by the EU Commission. He spoke about the new Eco-design for Sustainable Products Directive and why lifts are not and should not be included in the eco-design policies; the Digital Product Passport, its potentialities and its challenges; and the Right to Reparability, of great importance for lift SMEs and SMEs and consumers in general.
President Bezzi on stage during his speech ©VNEA
For EFESME, VEE 2023 was an interesting opportunity to meet and learn more about a reality beyond Europe. The Federation thanks VNEA and its President for the invitation, and for the opportunity to meet colleagues from the sector and another part of the world.