World Elevator & Escalator (WEE Expo)

WEE Expo is the world’s leading and greatest elevator and escalator tradeshows. This biennial exhibition takes place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai.  This critical event provides an opportunity for the most prominent and well-established firms and businesses of elevator and escalator industries to get gather together and showcase their state-of-the-art products and services toward visitors of all around the world. The WEE World Elevator and Escalator Expo 2020 will be held for the 14th time on 4 days from 09-12 April at the NECC, Shanghai, China.


WEE Expo Highlights

  • Frequency: A biennial tradeshow
  • Audience: professional visitors and the general public
  • Year of foundation: 1996
  • Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC)
  • Location City: Shanghai
  • Industry Sector: Materials and Equipment, Fittings, Construction technology,
  • Free admission
  • Focused on technological innovations, application and elevator safety
  • Over 120,000 visitors
  • Over 1200 exhibitors
  • The total exhibition area of up to 135,000 square meters

History of the WEE Expo

Along with China’s growing economic development and urbanization, the elevator industry is becoming a booming prosperous market in China. In such a situation, the WEE World Elevator and Escalator Expo take place in Shanghai. The World Elevator and Escalator Expo have been successfully held since 1996 in Beijing, Shanghai, Langfang, and Guangzhou for 22 consecutive years. It has turned in to one of the greatest and leading elevator industry events by the aid of Chinese and foreign exhibitors, visitors, firms, and businesses.

The WEE World Elevator and Escalator Expo is a platform for idea exchange and cooperation among active global enterprises of elevator industries, and related technology and equipment. The exhibitors present elevator systems of all kinds and brands from commercial to residential or special-purpose elevators. The corresponding electronic and mechanical components as well as safety devices are also showcased. Environmental friendly and energy-saving technologies and materials are prioritized.

WEE World Elevator and Escalator Expo give an opportunity to showcase the innovation and evolution of the elevator industry biennially gathering small and large domestic and abroad companies in Shanghai. Prior tradeshows hosted over 1200 exhibitors and around 120,000 visitors from China, Germany, the USA, Japan, Italy, Korea, Turkey, India, and Singapore, etc.

WEE is the world’s largest elevator and escalator, and equipment exhibition that present all related sources of this industry in a common venue. Indeed, it provides a platform for the manufacturers to showcase their latest products and services, to exchange ideas, and to enhance their brands along with the maximum benefit. This international exhibition serves as a bridge linking the world’s leading elevator enterprises, and then, significantly influences China’s global elevator industry strategies. Moreover, small and large businesses have been also allowed to showcase their exchangeable technologies through WEE; thus, not only China’s domestic economy but also the economy of international markets has been boasted.



  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Automatic sidewalks
  • Safety Components
  • Parts
  • Components
  • Accessories, and Related Equipment.

Figures and numbers

Based on the official data statistics, WEE with an exhibition area of 135, 000 square meters and over 1, 300 enterprises, has reached a new peak again. A total of 121,000 professional visitors from all over the world attend during the four-day exhibition. WEE World Elevator and Escalator Expo also warmly welcomes over 20 countries and regions around the world. China’s elevator manufacturing volume has reached 800,000 units by 2017 indicating an increase of 3% year-on-year.

Enterprises at home and abroad enterprises designed distinctive booths, showed new products and technologies, organized various activities, creating a gluttonous feast of the elevator industry. World Elevator & Escalator Expo converges the industry leaders, elites and well-known enterprises at home and abroad, gathers the latest technology trends, leading-edge products, cooperation business opportunities, and industry ideas with the continuous development of science and technology. There are lots of technical seminars providing a professional industry communication platform for exhibitors and visitors. World Elevator and Escalator Expo is concentrated on technological innovations, applications, and elevator safety.


Attending WEE Expo

If you wish to attend the WEE Expo, you can find the necessary information on their Wee Expo official website about the time and date as well as the exact location of the expo. To attend the exhibition, you need to apply online and even get a pre-registration to receive some bonuses and updates on the map of the booth layouts.

Be sure to check for accommodations from several weeks before the exhibition to get the best hotels possible and avoid crowds. You can also buy some of the available tour packages on, which will take you to attend the WEE Expo or similar events with ease, but finding one that suits your needs may be challenging.

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