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The International Elevator and Escalator Symposium (IEES) offers a new spirit and a breath of fresh air for the verticaltransportation (VT) industry as well as for developers, architects and facility-management professionals. This world-class, annual event brings together a global roster of top experts who present scholarly papers on the most-important VT issues of the day. IEES is jointly presented by two fully independent, well-known organizations, Liftinstituut, B.V., and Elevator World, Inc.

The inaugural IEES launched in 2018 in Istanbul, the history-rich yet modern economic and cultural center of Turkey and ancient heart of civilization where East meets West. Las Vegas, USA, was the destination for IEES 2019, during which guests were treated to 20 valuable and interesting presentations from different parts of the world. A panel discussion at the end allowed participants to brainstorm on lift and escalator safety and how it is affected by maintenance and inspections.

IEES 2021 will take place 12-13 December 2022 at the W Barcelona Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. VT professionals, architects, developers and owners are invited to participate in an excellent program covering “The Future of Elevators and Escalators in 2030. ” Presentations by international experts will ensure an exciting, professional atmosphere. IEES 2021 will also provide a stimulating opportunity for industry exhibitors to show their latest and most-advanced equipment, technologies and innovations.

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