Opening of the 17th Asansör Istanbul Exhibition

March 2022


By Ben and John Gale

It has to be said that as one looked out early on the opening morning of the 17th Asansör, a worrying sight could be seen. Snow covering the whole of Istanbul. The airport had been closed and exhibitors and organisers were wondering if anyone would be able to get to the Exhibition. However, planes were soon landing again, the snowploughs cleared the roads, and the Metro Bus was running smoothly. By 11.00 visitors were streaming in and the opening was able to go ahead.

Invited guests sat down in front of an interactive stage to hear the 6 opening keynote presentations and witness the ribbon cutting that finally marked the delayed 17th Asansör Istanbul as open. You can read a detailed report in issue 3/22 of the LIFTjournal.