INTERLIFT continues to grow: The world’s largest Elevator exhibition sets new visitor records.

Augsburg – It seems that there is only one direction for INTERLIFT, the top! Since 1991, AFAG (the organizers of the exhibition) has always witnessan increase of the exhibitors and visitors visits. In addition to the record of 574 exhibitors at the exhibition, a new record stands with 21,260 visitors, 60% of whom come from abroad. In total, more than 114 countries were represented during this show, another record. The good atmosphere in the halls was not only due to the mild weather. It was mainly due to the current good economic situation of the sector, according to data from the Gelszus Trade Fair Market Research.

Indeed, the future of the sector is even more promising than two years ago. 34% (21% in 2015) expect a net increase of the sector, for a total of 71% which foresees a further improvement of the elevator market. Given the global trend towards urbanization, this vision is by no means utopian.

Interlift 2017: Quality visitors

The survey conducted at the exhibition again confirmed the high quality of the visitors present during the show. 85% of these visitors participate in the budget decisions of their companies and 32% of them are the only decision-makers.

Excellent results for exhibitors

Once again, the exhibitors were very satisfied with their exhibition. Indeed, 69% of them responded very favorably to the survey on the quality of their Interlift and 63% have good hopes of concluding business afterwards.

Italian elevator market feels at home in Augsburg

A little more than 100 Italian companies were present in Augsburg this year. For the first time, in addition to the association of equipment manufacturers, ANICA, the association representing the interest of Italian visitors ANACAM was present. For Italian elevator companies, Interlift has truly become the most important gateway to the global market. And that’s not all, for many, Augsburg has become a second home because they have exhibited there for a very long time … But this is not surprising, as Italians consider Augsburg as the most northern city in Italy.

The preparations will soon begin for the next Interlift, from October 15 to 18, 2019.

It takes a lot of preparation time for a show of this size, so the organizers do not even have time to breathe between two exhibitions. The preparations for Interlift 2019 will begin soon and the participation documents will be available at the beginning of the year 2018.

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