12th Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies
(To read the full article, see Elevatori Magazine issue 1/2022, 15 January – February 2022)
For the second year running, the Lift and Escalator Symposium took place online welcoming 120 delegates from 20 different countries. Instead of taking place in front of a packed room of delegates as in the past, sessions were conducted over video link with questions submitted in advance and through a chat facility. Delegates were able to watch live or replay later at their convenience.
This format worked well; we have all become better at interacting with each other virtually and the technology available to facilitate online events has significantly improved. As the world struggles to come to terms not only with the pandemic but also the climate change crisis, the ability for us to meet online also has a very significant environmental benefit.
Following costs from cancelling events during the pandemic, the Symposium Trust raised further funds earlier this year to ensure this event and we hope an in-person Symposium can be run next year. The Trust is very grateful to those who donated and for the support of attendees at the event.