Covid-19: how the lift sector is dealing with the emergency

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In Italy, the lift companies have been authorized to operate by the Prime Minister’s decree signed on Sunday 22nd March 2020. The lift installation, repair and maintenance companies have in fact been included in the list of activities considered essential for the country in this moment of emergency .

Covid-19: how the lift sector is dealing with the emergency

Elevcon 2020 – the congress is rescheduled to the year 2021 due to the coronavirus (covid-19)

ELEVCON 2020 congress is rescheduled to the year 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Putting the health and safety of all our members, colleagues and families at first priority while taking under consideration that, the situation today is not very clear, we have concluded that the right thing to do would be to announce the postponement of the ELEVCON congress to 2021.” Ami Lustig, IAEE President and Chairman of Elevcon (17/03/2020)

Ascen.Tec 2020 postponed

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide, “Technoekdotiki/T-Press” has been obliged to postpone the 2nd International Exhibition “Ascen.Tec 2020 –Elevator Technologies”. A new date is going to be announced as soon as possible. (25/03/2020

2020 NAEC SPRING EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE CANCELED

The Elevator Conference of New York (ECNY) Supplier Showcase has been rescheduled to October 22. The event will be held at the Villa Barone Manor in Bronx, New York. Additionally, another industry-related expo, BuildingsNY 2020, will be postponed until June 17-18 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The news follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a ban on gatherings of 500 or more in New York due to the coronavirus crisis. (19/03/2020)

LIFT EXPO ITALIA SRL decided to postpone the international event

Following the current coronavirus emergency* , LIFT EXPO ITALIA SRL decided to postpone the international event on SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1st – 2nd, 2020.  A call to collective responsibility that involved the organizers in the first place in the decision to postpone and not cancel this event considered more fundamental than ever to reaffirm the prestige of Italy and the excellence of its companies as well as all those of the lift sector at the international level. (16/03/2020)

Postponement Of World Elevator & Escalator Expo in Shanghai

To ensure exhibitor and visitor health and safety,World Elevator & Escalator Expo committee decide to postpone the exhibition to August 18th-21th. (17/03/2020)

Covid-19, Gefran: “We are confident we have the solidity required to face its predictable economic impact”

Maria Chiara Franceschetti, Chairman of the Gefran Group: “The results of the year 2019 confirm the Group’s stable ability to grow and generate value even in a complex economic scenario with growing competition on the market” adding a note on the current situation created by the spread of the COVID-19 “we are confident we have the solidity required to face its predictable economic impact. As always, we will concentrate on our work and keep working toward achievement of our goals”.(16/03/2020)

The May 2020 Shanghai, China, Lift & Escalator Symposium is being postponed

The May 2020 Shanghai, China, Lift & Escalator Symposium is being postponed due to health and travel The May 2020 Shanghai, China, Lift & Escalator Symposium is being postponed due to health and travel concerns arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19). A new date will be announced in due course. The September 2020 Northampton, UK, Lift & Escalator Symposium will proceed as planned. (09/03/2020)

IGV Group does not stop

IGV Group does not stop. Working activities go on in compliance with all safety rules and prevention of risks. (13/03/2020)

EFESME ATTENDED THE FEPYMA VIDEOCONFERENCE ON COVID-19

On Monday, 16th March, EFESME attended the mono-thematic videoconference organized by its Spanish member, FEPYMA – Federación Española de Asociaciones de Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas de Ascensores, to talk about the COVID-19 emergency and the measures to be taken in our sector to deal with it.
Mr José María Compagni, FEPYMA coordinator and its representative in EFESME, moderated the event to shed light on many very important issues, giving the participants, more than a hundred, the opportunity to present their opinions and their current difficulties.
The meeting was articulated in four different sections, each of which has been crucial in understanding the situation of the lift sector in Spain in the light of the current serious situation, and how SMEs are reacting to the emergency. A panel was also dedicated to Italy, which was the first in Europe to resort to extraordinary measures to deal with the crisis.
The topics discussed where:
1. Introduction – RD 463/2020 – Italian situation
2. Safety measures by activities
3. Need for protective equipment
4. Conclusions
EFESME welcomes the good initiative organized by FEPYMA, and has already taken further steps to organise more meetings with its other members to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 in the various European countries whose lift associations are part of EFESME, to face together this great emergency.

More information can be found on the EFESME website.

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