Now in its fifteenth year, LiftEx is the unmissable global event for the lifting industry. It takes place at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on 13-14 November 2019, and will bring together 100 exhibitors, over 1000 industry professionals attending, content of interest to businesses working in the sector, as well as the industry awards.
The flagship event of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), LiftEx inspires, educates and unites the industry through educational and technical sessions, presentations on innovation, a packed exhibition floor and the must-attend LEEA Awards dinner.
The exhibition will showcase exhibiting companies during the two days, while The LEEA Awards on the night of the 13 November will offer a prestigious evening of food and entertainment celebrating successes in the lifting industry, and will be hosted by a celebrity speaker.
In addition to the existing features, the 2019 event brings exciting new content. The Innovation Award Showcase taking place on Day One will feature a dedicated demonstration area and pitches from the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Award. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite to be announced at the Awards ceremony that evening. On Day Two, the LEEA Learning & Development and Technical teams will be hosting The Open Learning Zone, where LEEA will be offering free training and learning sessions. These will include TEAM card assessment sessions, mini presentations on specific subjects and technical updates.
Those wishing to attend are advised to sign up in advance as numbers will be limited. Business Support Sessions, also taking place on Day Two, will offer free industry-specific advice to visitors on IT, GDPR, legislation, HR issues and more.
Throughout LiftEx, visitors will join their peers, potential suppliers and customers as well as industry professionals from a wide range of vertical markets – including rail, construction, renewable energy, civil engineering, entertainment, road & maritime transport, health & safety, utilities and manufacturing.
Facts from LiftEx 2018
• Almost 40% of the visitors were C-level/senior directors – with many of those companies bringing two or more team members to the event
• Whilst the majority of the audience came from the UK, there were delegates from every continent. UK/Ireland, France, Germany, Nordics and Benelux representing approximately 90% of the audience
• End user visitors came from a large number of vertical sectors, with construction the largest at 10%, as well as Oil & Gas, Construction, Utilities, Energy, Railways, Cargo and Bulk Handling, Nuclear, Defence, Manufacturing and Offshore.
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