Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, a real estate tycoon, was the Chief Guest at the event and spoke about the importance of focusing on the "4 S's" - Safety, Sustainability, Speed, and Service - in order to be globally competitive and successful in the industry. He encouraged industry members to embrace the "Make in India" campaign launched by the Prime Minister of India.
He informed, “Safety is paramount for the elevators. Sustainability is important for the future and the industry must focus on it. The industry must also match the demand of the fast-growing real estate development in the country. The speed of product delivery is crucial. The industry must ensure great service to the customers. Ongoing maintenance of your products will make all the difference.”
Commenting on the exhibition, TAK Mathews – Principal Consultant of TAK Consulting and the organiser of ISEE said, “The International Sourcing Exposition for Elevators & Escalators (ISEE) has been conceptualized to bring together OEMs and component manufacturers in the elevator industry as well as to showcase India as a Sourcing Hub. India has the manufacturing capability and prowess to compete at an international scale. India has the potential to become an alternative to China. So we got everyone on this platform to move forward together. In addition to domestic companies, we had participation from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan. This exhibition was an opportunity to witness the latest technology in Elevators and Escalators. The event also has proved to be a platform for the industry players to share best practices.”
The Expo also provided a platform for the formal launch of three new high-tech products by APSON, ARKEL, and WITTUR. One of the innovative products launched at the Expo was reportedly the fastest elevator motor in the world. The event was seen as an opportunity for the industry to showcase India as a sourcing hub and a potential alternative to China. The next ISEE show will be held on December 5-7, 2024.