VFA provides non-material support to three events which are rich in tradition.
Heilbronner Aufzugstage (in March every year)
This 2-day event is organised by the Technical Academy of the University of Heilbronn, and an accompanying exhibition displays the latest developments. There’s an opportunity at the end of the event to take part in small group discussions with the speakers.
Schwelmer Symposium (in June every year)
VFA member Henning GmbH organises a presentation-based event for around 150 participants at its site in Schwelm (North-Rhine Westphalia). The symposium is aimed at technically oriented management and the owners of companies. 30-minute presentations introduce company representatives to product innovations and developmental trends in the lift sector. Current issues are presented and discussed in detail.
European Lift Congress in Heilbronn
(every 2 years, in October)
The Technische Akademie Heilbronn e.V. arranges this 2-day congress in the years when interlift isn’t taking place. It’s aimed at operating companies, authorities, manufacturers, planners, testing organisations, and any other interested group that has to deal with lifts and the relevant provisions. All the presentations are in English, and are simultaneously translated into German. The accompanying exhibition offers information about innovative lift components and systems.