We have to start this issue of the liftreport with some news. Our long-time colleague Ulrike Götz will not be continue her work as editor-in-chief for private reasons. Ms. Götz will continue to support us in an advisory capacity and use her experience to build bridges between the industry and the editorial team. We are very grateful for this.
Organizationally, something has also changed. We have placed the publication of our magazine in the hands of a new publisher. Our proven team is now looking forward to the opportunity to strengthen the liftreport in the future with the existing know-how from communication and the new media interaction. All of us will benefit from this.
This issue is also dominated by the upcoming world trade fair in Augsburg. The final spurt for the interlift 2023 has begun, the preparations are in the hot phase. Both for the organizers, the exhibiting companies, and for the communication organs of the industry. liftreport is traditionally on site and will capture moods, opinions and impressions with the newly formed Creation Team. Some of the articles in this issue touch on precisely these topics, which we are also very excited about at the interlift. For example, how will the integration of AI technologies in the elevator industry, further influence the efficiency, safety and user-friendliness of elevators. An exciting field, especially with regard to the maintenance and servicing of elevators. „The future can start now,“ one of our articles convincingly states. Again or finally? We look forward to many discussions and expert opinions on this. We will report on it in the responsibility of our work.