Global lift and escalator industry players to explore Africa’s market potential

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Global Lift & Escalator Expo (GLE Expo) is an ideal platform for the elevator, escalator, components and accessories manufacturers to showcase their products and technologies. Global Lift & Escalator Expo (GLE Expo) is an ideal platform for the elevator, escalator, components and accessories manufacturers to showcase their products and technologies.

The Elevator and Escalator (E&E) industry is abuzz with the news of the Global Lift & Escalator Expo (GLE Expo) entering the African market.

GLE Expo is an ideal platform for the elevator, escalator, components and accessories manufacturers to showcase their products and technologies.

The event will take place on 27-29 August 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

This opportunity has come in at the right time as the fast-growing economies, rapid urbanization and expanding population of Africa has caught the eye of numerous property investors and corporate occupiers, resulting in huge investments in the infrastructure market of the continent.

The infrastructure market of Africa is expected to reach $24.3 billion by 2020. In almost all African markets, demand for high-quality retail, housing, office and industrial space continues to outstrip supply as international & local occupiers respond to new economic opportunities. 

African leaders have made infrastructure growth a pillar of the development strategy of the continent. 

Realising this opportunity has encouraged Virgo to bring the internationally renowned expo to the African market.

GLE Expo will be an exclusive platform for global players to enter Africa market, identify business partners, engage with prospective buyers, widen knowledge, network with regional players and expand businesses to this continent. 

For buyers this will be an ideal opportunity to interact with global elevator industry players and witness latest products from around the world.

GLE Expo Africa 2019 has already set the ball rolling and industry leaders like Schindler, SAEC- South African Elevator Company, IFE, Blain Hydraulics, Esquire Engineers India, Iraundi Spain, Projitech, Solutions for Elevating (S4E) etc. along with a large pavilion participation from China have already confirmed their participation. Many other players are in the process of signing up. 

The South African Government departments like the Department of Labour, Department of Tourism and other industry bodies have confirmed their support for this first of its kind expo to be held in the country. 

Commenting about the expo, Ms. Anitha Raghunath, Director, Virgo Communications and Exhibition Pvt. Ltd said “Virgo’s vision is to create ideal platform for the global E&E industry players to explore potential market around the world. Thus, after successful shows in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the expo has been introduced in the African market.”

Virgo Communications has been in the exhibition industry for over 14 years and have organized 13 editions of E&E exhibitions and technical forums globally apart from other b2b exhibition on Power Transmission, Grinding Technology & Surface Finishing etc. 

For more information, visit: www.gleexpo.com

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