Messe Stuttgart expands its event portfolio

10.10.2019 - 13:15

Active as an event organiser in Spain for first time / Strengthening of network for R+T, the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems

Messe Stuttgart will be active as a trade fair organiser in Spain from 2022 for the first time.
Together with the Spanish association of manufacturers of automatic doors and gates (APA), it will organise "APA Expo by R+T" in Barcelona at 3-year intervals. An international trade fair for automatic doors and gates was already successfully held in Valencia in 2017 and 2019 with over 100 exhibitors and 3500 specialist visitors.

Roland Bleinroth, President of Messe Stuttgart, reports on the newly agreed cooperation: "We are bringing in our expertise as a trade fair organiser, and new regional markets in north Africa and Latin America will also open up for us through the association's network. APA Expo perfectly supplements the international network of our R+T, the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. With the association, we are gaining a very experienced expert on the market for doors and gates."

Ricardo Ricart, General Secretary of APA, is delighted with the cooperation:
"Together, we want to benefit from our synergies and further strengthen the status as an international trade for automatic doors and gates. With its experience and professionalism, Messe Stuttgart is in this respect the ideal partner for us." There has been a close partnership between the world's leading trade fair R+T and APA since 2016. Last year, the association also organised the international doors and gates congress ICAD during R+T 2018 in Stuttgart.

About Messe Stuttgart:
With a total turnover of around 178 million Euro and a profit of 34 million Euro, Messe Stuttgart is one of Germany's leading trade fair companies. Every year over 23,500 exhibitors, of whom 28 per cent come from abroad, present their products and services on a hall area of 120,000 square metres, on an outdoor area of 40,000 square metres and in around 33 rooms that offer flexible use in the adjoining ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart. 12 per cent of the up to 1.36 million visitors come from abroad to the trade fair centre directly beside Stuttgart Airport. Messe Stuttgart serves its customers in 52 countries with three subsidiaries, 19 foreign representations and numerous sales partners.
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About the international network of R+T
For over 50 years, companies have been presenting their innovations and demonstrating their solutions for the central themes in the industry at R+T, the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. Several specialist forums and network events ensure that contacts are made and give participants new impetus for their daily work. As a leading world trade fair, R+T is at the same time a meeting point for the sector, a trend barometer and an innovation platform. In addition to R+T Stuttgart, there are meanwhile also successful subsidiary trade fairs in Shanghai (R+T Asia), Istanbul (R+T Turkey) and São Paulo (R+T South America).

For more information on the international network of R+T: rt-worldwide.com 

Photos:
APAExpo_Vertragsunterzeichnung: Happy faces (left to right): Simone Bandle-Enslin, Corporate Development Messe Stuttgart; Javier Sanchez, Coordinator of the APA work group Trade Fairs and Events; Enrique Lerma, Coordinator of the APA work group Trade Fairs and Events; J. Dídac Contreras Contreras, President of APA, the Spanish association of manufacturers of automatic doors and gates; Roland Bleinroth, President of Messe Stuttgart; Ricardo Ricart, General Secretary of APA; Bernhard Müller, Vice President Messe Stuttgart International (Copyright Messe Stuttgart)

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