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IEES Announces Dates for Second-Annual Symposium (March 4, 2019)

March 4, 2019 (Mobile, AL)– A call for papers, and registration for attendees and exhibitors is now open for the second-annual International Elevator and Escalator Symposium (IEES), to be held at the Bally’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. on December 3-4, 2019. 

IEES is a technical and educational symposium for the global vertical-transportation industry, organized by Liftinstituut Solutions, Europe’s leading consulting agency for owners, building managers, architects, construction companies concerning vertical transportation, and Elevator World, Inc., the leading publisher for the international building transportation industry. 

More than 160 attendees and 10 exhibiting companies gathered to hear 20 presentations focused on Safety in Vertical Transportation and New Technology at the inaugural IEES held in Istanbul, Turkey, last November. This year’s theme will focus on Safety of elevators and escalators during their life cycle: maintenance and inspections. Expect to hear and meet the industry’s leading presenters. We have already received commitments from:

·      Lou BialyLou Bialy & Associates, U.S.A.

·      Dr.Albert So, executive board member and scientific advisor of the International Association of Elevator Engineers

·      TAK Mathews, principal consultant at TAK Consulting Pvt. Ltd. in India.

·      Dr. Lee Gray, senior associate dean in the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S., and a professor of Architectural History in the School of Architecture.

·      Cornelius Walls, vice president of Global Elevator Sales, Formula Systems.

Please consider joining us at this premier international event through presenting, exhibiting or attending. Complete details available at www.elevatorsymposium.org.

“Safety in vertical transport is the very reason of our existence,” says Marco Waagmeester, CEO of Liftinstituut Holding. “Therefore, we are very excited about the theme of the second IEES. With the global elevator market expanding and maturing every year, the need for professional maintenance and safety inspections increases further. New technologies like predictive maintenance and the Internet of Things will contribute to this. We think IEES will provide an international platform to share ideas and best practices on this subject.”

According to President of Elevator World T. Bruce MacKinnon, “The mission of IEES is to remain an innovative international showcase for the vertical-transportation sector by providing industry leaders with a platform to have a high-level exchange of ideas and information relative to safety, combined with the most important trends and technology in the industry. Keeping the global industry connected and informed was a founding principle of Elevator World. The IEES is an excellent way to help us continue to do that, while also providing valuable education to those in attendance.”

For more information, including details on attending, presenting a paper or exhibiting, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. A book containing the full papers delivered during the 2018 IEES can be found at www.elevatorbooks.com.

About Liftinstituut Solutions

Liftinstituut Solutions is an international consultancy firm leading the world in elevator and escalator safety.

About Elevator World, Inc. (EW)

EW has been a publisher for the international elevator and escalator industry for more than 65 years.

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Elevation Announces Rebrand to ELEVATOR WORLD UK (December 6, 2018)

Elevation Announces Rebrand to ELEVATOR WORLD UK

December 6, 2018 - Elevator World, Inc., the premier publisher for the international building transportation industry, today announced that its UK-based magazine Elevation will be rebranded to ELEVATOR WORLD UK (EWUK) with the first issue of 2019. The rebrand includes a new logo, newsletter, digital magazine and website.

According to Executive Vice President of Elevator World, Inc., T. Bruce MacKinnon, "I can't think of a more exciting time in our 66-year history, both because of the evolution we've undergone in the last few years to redefine our offering to readers across the globe and the opportunity that lies ahead to help businesses grow. Since Elevator World acquired Elevation in June (2018), we have worked hard to create an enhanced communication tool for the UK lift industry, while maintaining the quality content and feel that subscribers have enjoyed for nearly 25 years. Aligning the Elevator World brand to this publication reinforces our commitment to helping connect people in this market and providing the same trustworthy news and information our readers have come to expect from us.”

EWUK, the UK’s only lift trade magazine, will be published quarterly in multiple formats including print, a new web-based digital edition, and through the Elevator World app on Apple and Google Play stores. Pricing and a digital sample can be found on the website.

The new website offers a warm and engaging design, easy-to-use navigation optimized perfectly for either desktop, mobile or tablet use. Access to essential information about subscribing, advertising, educational materials, newsletters, bi-monthly news and contact information is intuitive and quick. The website also boasts industry links and a classifieds section, among other helpful content.

The free monthly email newsletter is available to anyone interested in keeping up-to-date on news and happenings in the UK. To learn more about the magazine and additional offerings, visit www.elevatorworlduk.com.

EWUK is the official media partner of LIFTEX 2019, taking place May 15-16 at ExCel LONDON. The second quarter issue of the magazine will be distributed at the event.

Contacts:

• For sales and general inquiries within the U.K., email Suzanne McCoy: suzanne@elevatorworlduk.com / International customers, email
T. Bruce MacKinnon: tbruce@elevatorworld.com

• For editorial submissions and inquiries within the UK, email David Cooper: editorial@elevatorworlduk.com/ International customers, email
Angela Baldwin: editorial@elevatorworld.com

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Elevator World Europe Set to Launch February 2019 (November 8, 2018)

November 8, 2018 (Mobile, AL) - In February 2019, Elevator World, Inc., the premier publisher for the international building transportation industry, will publish its first issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Europe. The magazine, along with an email newsletter and website (www.elevatorworlduk.com), will utilize the reach and resources Elevator World, Inc., has gained in its 65 years of publishing in the vertical-transportation industry.

The magazine will be published bimonthly with the print edition consisting of a paid/controlled circulation published in English with German, Italian, Spanish and French translations available in digital format for free. Initial print distribution will be to 2,500 industry professionals that work within or do business in this market. The magazine will be supported by a digital edition, including in app format on Apple and Google Play digital newsstands, and the monthly email newsletter Elevator World EuroNews which reaches more than 4,000 readers.

According to Executive Vice President of Elevator World, Inc., T. Bruce MacKinnon, "ELEVATOR WORLD Europe looks to play a vital role in helping companies grow their business, connecting the people in this sector, and disseminating trustworthy news and information to this growing market. The new publication will help further Elevator World's mission of the intelligent collection, management and distribution of information for the benefit of the industry, while providing a global marketing platform that expands the reach of the industry to all corners of the world."

To sign up for our free monthly newsletter focused on European industry news and important announcements, or for more information about the magazine, visit www.elevatorworlduk.com. Special advertising packages are available now.

Contacts:

About Elevator World, Inc (EW): EW has been a publisher for the international elevator and escalator industry for more than 65 years. In addition to its core international publication ELEVATOR WORLD, EW publishes magazines in some of the fastest-growing markets in the industry – India, China, Turkey, the Middle East, United Kingdom, and now Europe. A strategic partnership with the publication Subir & Bajar (Latin America) further demonstrates EW’s commitment and reach. EW also publishes and retails more than 200 educational products and the ELEVATOR WORLD Source, an international directory of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, consultants and manufacturers.

Elevator World, Inc., Acquires U.K. Magazine Elevation (June 18, 2018)

June 18, 2018 - Elevator World, Inc., the premier publisher for the international building transportation industry, is proud to announce it has acquired the U.K.-based magazine Elevation. This new venture helps further Elevator World’s mission to publish and deliver relevant and trustworthy news to the vertical transportation community, while offering a global marketing platform for its advertisers.

Elevation was launched by industry veteran Ish Buckingham as a quarterly publication in 1994, specifically targeted for the British lift industry. Buckingham served as managing director and editor from the publication’s inception until his recent retirement. It is the UK’s only lift trade magazine and reaches more than 2,000 readers. Dave Cooper, managing director of UK-based consultants LECS (UK) Ltd. and long-time Elevation editorial contributor, will serve as the magazine's editor. Elevation staff member Suzanne McCoy will serve as the main contact within the U.K.

According to Executive Vice President of Elevator World, Inc., T. Bruce MacKinnon, "Elevator World, Inc., saw this as an opportunity to fully represent the U.K. lift industry and build upon Elevation's 24-year history. As an organization, we are excited to begin working and meeting with the local industry to better understand how we can help their businesses, while providing the relevant and trustworthy news for which Elevator World is known."

Click here to sign up and receive a monthly email newsletter dedicated to the U.K. market.

Contacts:

About Elevator World, Inc (EW): EW has been a publisher for the international elevator and escalator industry for more than 65 years. In addition to its core international publication ELEVATOR WORLD, EW publishes magazines in some of the fastest-growing markets in the industry – India, China, Turkey, the Middle East, and now the United Kingdom. A strategic partnership with the publication Subir & Bajar (Latin America) further demonstrates EW's commitment and reach. EW also publishes and retails more than 200 educational products and the ELEVATOR WORLD Source, an international directory of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, consultants and manufacturers.