The next edition of R+T - World's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will be postponed to 21 – 25 February 2022. This decision was reached in close exchange and after many intensive discussions with all partners, supporting associations, the exhibitors’ advisory board and leading manufacturers in the industry. A comprehensive exhibitor survey confirms the decision and proves that from today’s point of view, especially due to high degree of internationality and the very long preparation phase, R+T could not be conducted reliably and in the usual quality.
However, the postponement of R+T creates new opportunities for the industry: In 2021, exhibitors and partners will have the opportunity to present their product novelties to the worldwide network at R+T digital. The heart of this digital event will be the R+T Innovation Award that will take place in February 2021 as a hybrid event. You want to know more? Further information will follow soon. You can look forward to it already!
We can hardly wait to welcome you back here in Stuttgart in person!
- When and where will the next R+T take place?
- Why was R+T postponed?
- Can I delete the 2021 date from my calendar?
- Will the R+T turn change due to the postponement?
- Will the R+T Innovation Award 2021 still take place?
The next R+T will take place from 21 to 25 February 2022 in Stuttgart. In order to give our exhibitors the opportunity to present their innovations and novelties developed for 2021 despite the postponement, we are currently working on a digital format. More information will follow soon.
The R+T following this one will take place in 2024 already and then return to the traditional three year turn afterwards.
The postponement of R+T 2022 results from many intensive discussions with our promotional and technical supporters, the Exhibitor Advisory Board and important manufacturers. In addition, a comprehensive survey of national and international exhibitors has been carried out over the last few weeks, mainly in personal contact, which also provided a very clear result. It shows that due to the high level of internationality and the extremely long preparation phase of R+T in particular it is not possible to conduct an R+T reliably and in the accustomed quality at the current time. With this postponement, we would like to provide to our exhibitors and partners the greatest possible planning safety and provide full access to our world-wide network as they are used to and familiar with.
Not at all! At the original date of R+T - from 22 - 26 Feb 2021 - R+T digital will take place independent of a classic trade fair format. Within this framework, the R+T Innovation Award will be presented in a live event according to the original planning. Our exhibitors should have the opportunity to present their innovations and novelties developed for 2021 despite the postponement. The concept will be accompanied by hybrid sector-specific lectures and various match-making services. More information will follow soon.
No. R+T will be postponed only once due to the current situation. The following R+T will take place in 2024 already and then return to the traditional three year turn afterwards. There will be no long-term change in the cycle.
Yes. At the original date of R+T - from 22 - 26 Feb 2021 - R+T digital will take place independent of a classic trade fair format. Within this framework, the R+T Innovation Award will be presented in a live event according to the original planning. Our exhibitors should have the opportunity to present their innovations and novelties developed for 2021 despite the postponement. More information will follow soon.
- What will happen to my confirmed booking for R+T 2021?
- Until when do I have to decide about my participation in R+T 2022?
- What will happen to my bookings for flight tickets, travel expenses, hotels etc.?
- What are the Terms of Cancellation in case I do not wish to participate in R+T 2022?
- I am a new exhibitor. Can I still register for R+T 2022?
- When can I apply for the R+T Innovation Award?
- How can I participate in R+T digital?
If you are a registered and stand confirmed exhibitor of R+T, you will soon receive a Change of Registration form you can use to register for the new date. The contract concluded already with the stand confirmation will be transferred to R+T 2022 with the Change of Registration form. All down payments made so far will stay with Messe Stuttgart as advance payment for the new date. You can also inform us on the Change of Registration form if you do not wish to participate in R+T 2022.
The earlier, the better! In order to secure the confirmed stand you should return the filled in Change of Registration form to the project team by Oct 2020.
We cannot provide any information on contracts of customers with third parties, as these were not concluded with Messe Stuttgart. This also applies to hotel bookings. Nevertheless, we have informed all hotels in Stuttgart about the postponement already and asked for reasonable rebookings in your interest.
Our exhibitors can cancel their participation free of charge. In this case, advance payments already made for the stand area will be remitted.
Registration as new exhibitor is still possible. Registration documents will be available again soon. Please contact the project team if you are interested.
The application period for the R+T Innovation Award will start soon. You will be informed about the start of the application period in due time.
There will be various ways of participation. More information about how to participate in R+T digital will follow soon.
"As the leading world trade fair for the industry, the appeal of R+T is primarily due to its international character and personal contacts. In view of the current situation, we believe that the postponement of R+T is the only correct decision. We fully support this decision as a long-standing exhibitor. We are looking forward to R+T 2022."
"In light of the responsible handling of the current situation, I welcome the postponement of R+T – but also naturally with mixed feelings. The positive atmosphere and the continually increasing international character of the trade fair make it an unforgettable experience. It will therefore also be worthwhile to wait a short year longer for the event!"
"R+T is the industry trade fair and offers an incomparable experience. The efficiency of the entire industry is demonstrated here and products can be directly compared. This also includes direct exchanges between craft enterprises and manufacturers in order to make the products tangible in two senses. The postponement of R+T to 2022 is welcomed and gives us all planning security."
"We very much welcome the early decision to postpone R+T. It gives exhibitors security and prevents them from incurring high costs. We are looking forward to February 2022. We will then again experience a R+T which brings together visitors and exhibitors from all over the world in Stuttgart."
"When deciding to take part in R+T, the international character of the trade fair in particular is very important to us. However, since this cannot be guaranteed to the required extent on account of the current situation, we fully support the decision to postpone the trade fair to 2022."
"The leading world trade fair and a world affected by the corona pandemic do not go together. An excessive and incalculable risk both from health and economic aspects. 2022 will be the right year for a personal meeting of the R+T community. Hopefully, everyone will then be able to clearly carry out planning and make calculations."
"At every R+T we look forward to meeting old acquaintanceship and new faces, and seeing the positive reactions to our pioneering innovations for door and gate technology. However, a R+T as we know it would not be possible under the current conditions. We therefore fully support the decision to postpone the trade fair. In spite of the postponement and other ancillary conditions, R+T belongs in the calendar!"
"The leading world trade fair R+T in Stuttgart is one of the most important events for our company. The personal encounters and intensive discussions with the industry are simply irreplaceable. The "T" in "R+T" could therefore also stand for "true loyalty". Just like R+T is always a reliable partner for us, we will remain true at this time and are looking forward to a successful R+T in 2022!"
"R+T in Stuttgart is the most important international meeting point for our industry; it is a place for meetings, inspiration and innovation. This spirit for 2021 is endangered by COVID-19. We therefore back the postponement of R+T and would like to thank the trade fair managers for the active communication. Here at Sattler we are already looking forward to R+T 2022!"
"We attach maximum priority to the health and safety of our employees and business partners. We therefore fully support the postponement of R+T from 2021 to 2022 and hope that we will be able to return to Stuttgart without any problems in 2022."
"R+T is 'dear to our heart' and the main event for the roller shutter and sun protection industry. In light of the current general conditions and the desire for planning security for both our company and our customers, we fully support the decision to postpone R+T to 2022."
Safety has top priority not only during the corona pandemic. We therefore support the decision to postpone R+T. As the leading world trade fair, it is the largest industry meeting point to exchange ideas and information with partners and customers. Important business transactions and cooperation agreements are concluded here. We are looking forward to a successful event with many exciting product innovations in 2022."
"As the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems, R+T is a permanent fixture in our company's diary. In view of the current corona pandemic, early postponement is the right decision and gives planning security to everyone involved. We are looking forward to R+T 2022."
"We welcome the postponement of the international industry meeting point R+T. That's because it is uncertain how the corona pandemic and the related health and travel regulations will develop up until spring next year. Social distancing and the obligation to wear a mask will make it difficult to hold open, personal discussions and cultivate existing relationships, something which this trade fair depends on. We are placing our hopes on 2022!"