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Constant innovation is part and parcel of building services technology. Commercial and private users alike aim both to integrate the latest innovations into their infrastructure, whether existing or new, and – increasingly – to connect it in ‘smart’ networks. The aim here is to increase both efficiency and convenience.

The 26 building technology events organised by Messe Frankfurt offer strategists and opinion leaders key interfaces for identifying the very latest market developments, and networking with providers in this global sector. There are 26 events at which ideas become global megatrends.

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Building Technology Experts

Building Technology Experts

Building Technology Experts – Messe Frankfurt brings together the brightest minds for intelligent buildings. This has always been the case at its leading international trade fairs Light + Building and ISH, as well as at the E2 Forum Frankfurt innovation forums for elevator and escalator technology and the Intersec Forum for networked security technology.

But now this also counts for digital – in co-operation with its partner BUILTWORLD, the ecosystem of innovative real estate industry: We present Building Technology Experts in loose succession and in the current context on new questions or background topics. In interactive online panels, the experts discuss your questions and share their experiences.

More information about Messe Frankfurt's activities in the field of Building and Property Technologies (PropTech) can be found under Building Technology goes PropTech.

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Share the expertise of Building Technology Experts and watch out for the brightest brains in smart buildings at our online panel!

“News from the elevator: Keeping pace with elevator & escalator technologies? – What customers demand”: The second edition of the Building Technology Experts sessions brought together virtually the major operators of elevator and escalator systems in Germany with renowned industry representatives. Missed the latest online morning panel on 18 June 2020? - Then take another look at its stream

Watch the conversation of:

  • Stephen Guhr, Managing Director, Vonovia Engineering GmbH
  • Bernd Hanke, Head of Facility Management, Deutsche Bahn Station & Service
  • Andreas Wermelinger, Strategic Asset Management, Competence Center Lifts and Escalators, Swiss Federal Railways SBB
  • Sönke Mestemacher, Chairman of the Management Board, Schindler Elevators and Escalators Germany
  • Hans Sacherer, Head of Sales High Rise, thyssenkrupp Elevator Europe

From home for free: The online panels of the Building Technology Experts by Messe Frankfurt and its partner BUILTWORLD, the ecosystem of innovative real estate industry, can be experienced for free. Please feel invited to join us!

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“Smart buildings will soon be smarter than all the people who live in them” – predicts German futurologist Kai Gondlach.:  Together with top-class industry representatives, Kai Gondlach discussed the topic “How to manage the smart work space” on 14 May 2020: process chains, productivity and employees.

Watch the German language online panel from 14 May here.

The panel members:

  • Kai Gondlach, Futurologist – Digital Competence Lab
  • Dr. Josephine Hoffmann, Coperation and Management – Fraunhofer IAO
  • Martin Goll, Head of Channel Management Work Life – Bachmann
  • Martin Domschke, Head of Sales LIZ – Waldmann
  • Henrik Lüngen, Business Development Smart Building – Comfy/Siemens
  • Shervin Amiri, Head of Digital Strategy International – Haworth

The Building Technology Experts Online Panels are part of the co-operation between Messe Frankfurt and its partner BUILTWORLD, the ecosystem of innovative property management.

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Building services technology goes PropTech

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With 26 trade fairs for building services technology, Messe Frankfurt is a strong partner for the relevant manufacturers and visitor sectors worldwide, especially for experts in the real estate industry.

Digitalisation and urbanisation, two megatrends with global impact are enabling the real estate industry and building services trades to cooperate in sustainable and efficient systems for building planning, management and marketing in line with the building lifecycle.

The United Nations' forecasts for increasing population growth and the urge for urbanisation show how important it is is in times of resource scarcity and climate change to plan the "built world": By 2050, the majority of people will be living in ever-growing and newly emerging mega-cities. This means that water, air, heat, light, security and comfort must be guaranteed. The city as a living space and the horizontal and vertical movement within it demand intelligently connected building systems technologies.

Digitalisation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have created interfaces in both building services engineering (keyword BIM) and digital solutions in the real estate industry (keyword PropTech) that form the basis for groundbreaking innovations.

Messe Frankfurt brings together and connects all relevant players who are looking for or offering marketable solutions to these challenges. It has the sector-specific expertise and a network for building technologies that is unique in the world.


As the organiser of leading international trade fairs for modern building technologies, Messe Frankfurt offers experts in building planning,

construction and real estate business a further component for the mediation of innovations, contacts and new business: The exclusive combination of the industry and trades of building services engineering with the innovation field "Property Technology", i.e., the startups, project developers and investors of the real estate industry.

To this end, the Frankfurt exhibition organiser is cooperating with BUILTWORLD in the focus group "Building Technology". The Munich-based company operates the leading innovation ecosystem of companies and experts in the construction and real estate industry with the aim of actively shaping the built world of tomorrow – from planning, construction and management to investment, financing and marketing of real estate and projects.

The first result of this cooperation will be the presence of the Construction Innovation Platform with the building services technology focus group at the upcoming Light + Building 2020. Visitors can look forward to an attractive mix of innovative suppliers, up-to-date expert and knowledge, lectures and a networking atmosphere in Germany’s high-rise metropolis Frankfurt am Main.


The special show "Tech Alley" at Light + Building will show qualified startups curated along the issues of digital building technology. The joint exhibition of the companies will be accompanied by an innovation forum that will address the ongoing digital transformation of the built world with expert lectures and pitches.

Among the first exhibitors will be the 25 finalists of the international Construction Innovation Contest 2019, i.e. ConTech startups and companies from Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Israel), America (Argentina, Canada, USA) and Europe (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Switzerland). Builtworld and its partner Messe Frankfurt are enabling them to make it to the final round and to participate as exhibitors at the Builtworld Innovation Forum by Light + Building 2020: in this way, the innovative startups and technology companies can present their solutions to industry professionals during Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main.

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Then become an exhibitor with a distinguished address on the "Tech Alley" of the Builtworld Innovation Forum by Light + Building 2020 presentation area.

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The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technology (ConTech) will be presenting themselves as exhibitors at Light + Building 2020. In late 2019, the top-class international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest selected those startups and innovation companies from 50 of the original 350 applications whose solutions have the potential to revolutionise the construction and property industry.

Their solutions and concepts for the built world of tomorrow include new materials, equipment and technological solutions in these categories: Engineering & Project Management, Procurement & Construction, Building Technologies, Building Materials & Systems, and Construction Machines & Equipment.

The 25 finalists include ConTech start-ups and companies from Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Israel), America (Argentina, Canada, USA) and, of course, Europe (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Switzerland).

Die 25 Finalisten des Construction Innovation Contests finden Sie hier:

They are part of a survey of the 100 internationally leading technology companies in the construction industry and building services engineering, which the Builtworld platform in cooperation with PwC identified from 350 applications: To be seen on:

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Johannes Möller

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Director Brand Management ISH

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