The Lift & Escalator Symposium brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering opportunities for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Speakers include industry experts, academics and post graduate students.
|8th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies||Hong Kong, China||15th to 16th May 2018|
|9th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies||Northampton, United Kingdom||19th to 20th September 2018|
The Space Elevator Concept and Dynamics
5pm 18th September 2018 at Highgate House, Grooms Lane, Creaton, Northampton, NN6 8NN
The keynote speaker at the 9th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies will also be presenting a public lecture on behalf of the University of Northampton the evening before the conference. Dr Bryan Laubscher of The International Space Elevator Consortium (https://isec.org/) will be speaking on “The Space Elevator Concept and Dynamics”. To book a free place at this lecture, please register here.
Hong Kong Symposium - Day 1 Events - 15 May 2018
Hong Kong Symposium - Day 2 Events - 16 May 2018
AM Session - Technical Visit to the Hong Kong Peak Tram Company Ltd
09:00 - 12:00: Behind the scenes tour of machine room and control room of the world's steepest funicular railway. The visit is open to Symposium delegates only and the entrance fee is included in the Symposium registration fee. Agenda.
PM Session - CIBSE Guide D Transportation Systems in Buildings Workshop
14:30 - 17:30: City University of Hong Kong, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre. The workshop is being run as a follow on from the 8th Symposium and is free to attend. CIBSE Guide D is an internationally recognised and respected reference on vertical transportation and is an invaluable sourse of information for those involved in the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of transportation systems in buildings. This workshop will include presentations from authors and reviewers of the Guide. For further details and to register please click here. Agenda.
For details of previous Symposiums including the full written papers and videos please see Resources.
The objective of the The Lift and Escalator Symposium Educational Trust is to advance education in lifts and escalator and related technologies. The Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1170947 and is supported by The University of Northampton, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).
The University of Northampton is situated in the heart of England and offers various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Lift Engineering programme includes postgraduate courses at the MSc/ MPhil/ PhD levels that involve a study of the advanced principles and philosophy underlying Lift and Escalator Technologies, and aims to provide a detailed, academic study of engineering and related management issues, for persons employed in lift making and allied industries. At the undergraduate level the Foundation Degree and HNC in Lift Engineering as well as the BTEC Professional Diploma in Engineering (Lift Technology) courses have been introduced.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body that exists to support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering. The CIBSE Lifts Group is a specialist forum for members who have an interest in vertical transportation. The group meets regularly to promote technical standards, training and education, publications and various aspects of the vertical transportation industry. The CIBSE Lifts Group directs the development of CIBSE Guide D: Transportation systems in buildings, the de facto reference on vertical transportation.
The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) is the UK trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry with a membership covering some 95% of the lift and escalator industry. LEIA members supply passenger and goods/service lifts, stairlifts, homelifts, lifting platforms, escalators, passenger conveyors and a range of component parts for such products. LEIA members undertake the maintenance and modernisation of more than 250,000 products falling within the scope of the Association. LEIA provides advice on health, safety and standards matters, promotes education and training especially through its distinctive distance learning programme so is proud to be a co-organiser of the Symposium.
Eur-Ing David Cooper, The CIBSE Lifts Group (Charity Trustee)
Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk, The University of Northampton (Charity Trustee)
Mr Nick Mellor, LEIA / The University of Northampton (Charity Trustee)
Dr Richard Peters, The CIBSE Lifts Group (Charity Trustee)
UK Symposium Organising Committee
China Symposium Organising Committee
Betty Lee, IAEE (HK-China Branch)