The 23rd International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies

June 16-18, 2020

Grandior Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

ELEVCON 2020 The 23rd International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies,  June 16-18, 2020 Grandior Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic









Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I am delighted to invite you to Prague for Elevcon 2020, the 23rd International Congress on Vertical Transportation.

Prague is the spectacular capital of the Czech Republic.  The “City of a Hundred Spires” on the Vltava river is known to people from all over the world and ranks among the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Our upcoming congress will be held at the newly designed Grandior Hotel Prague, perfectly situated in the city center of Prague, from 16 to 18 of June 2020.

The IAEE Scientific Committee plans an excellent programme covering all major aspects of vertical transportation. Presentations and workshops will be offered by international experts, ensuring an exciting professional atmosphere.  Furthermore, Elevcon 2020 also offers a stimulating opportunity for trade exhibitors to show their most recent and advanced equipment, technologies and innovations.

On behalf of IAEE I would like to extend a warm welcome to those who are relatively new to our industry.

Your participation in Elevcon 2020 will introduce you to the top personalities in vertical transportation, and offer you the opportunity to meet your colleagues from all over the world.

Looking forward to seeing you in Prague.

Yours sincerely,

Ami Lustig

IAEE President and Chairman of Elevcon 2020


Simha Lustig, of Tel Aviv, Israel, passed away on 7 December 2019, aged 93. Simha and his wife Rita, both survivors of the Holocaust, immigrated to Israel in June 1950, following his graduation as an electrical engineer from the University of Bratislava in Slovakia. His professional career began immediately when he joined a local elevator company as a young engineer. In 1956 he established the first vertical transportation consultancy in Israel, ESL – Eng. S. Lustig Consulting Engineers. Under his professional leadership, ESL was, and still is, involved in most of the prestigious projects developed in Israel over the last 70 years and many others internationally. As the chairman of the Israeli elevator and escalator technical committee, he instigated the creation of all new Israeli standards as well as the adaptation of many European ones. Simha was a longtime representative of Israel in Working Group 6 of ISO Technical Committee 178 and contributed his knowledge and experience to the development of many new international standards and the revision of several others. He was the country coordinator for the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) since 1986 and an active member of many local technical associations and committees. He was always generous with his time and advice and will be most fondly remembered by his colleagues. Simha is survived by his children, Ami, Dubi, and Hagit, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


  • Mr. Ami Lustig, Israel, IAEE President & Elevcon Prague 2020 Chairman
  • Mr. John Inglis, OAM, Australia, IAEE President Emeritus
  • Mr. John Antona, USA, Vertical Transport Technology Corp.
  • Mr. Robert Nicholson, USA,  Architectural Elevator Consulting , LLC
  • Dr. Albert T. P. So, Hong Kong, Scientific Advisor, IAEE
  • Mr. Joseph Stier, Belgium,  IAEE Administrative Board Chairman
  • Mr. Sefa Targit, Turkey, President of AYSAD
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