R+T Worldwide

R+T is the number 1 worldwide. It is a meeting point, an industry barometer and an innovation platform for the roller shutter, door/gate and sun protection industries. In addition to R+T Stuttgart, successful satellite trade fairs are staged in Shanghai, Istanbul and São Paulo. That's because the motto of R+T is THINK GLOBAL – MEET US WORLDWIDE.


R+T Turkey: 28 - 30 November 2019

R+T Turkey reinforced its position as the industry’s international platform with 36% of exhibitors from abroad. The number of exhibitors from abroad rose by 7% over the previous event. 5,000 visitors attended the third R+T Turkey in Istanbul from 1 to 4 March, 2017.

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R+T Asia: 24- 26 February 2020

R+T Asia 2018 set new records. The total number of visitors increased by 10 percent over the 2017 show, exceeding 34,000 visitors. With 500 exhibitors and the same occupied exhibition space as 2017 (50.000 sqm gross), it retained its position as the most important trade fair for sun protection systems and doors/gates in the Asia-Pacific zone. Yet R+T Asia is not just a popular hub for business in China: the international visitors from all over the Asia-Pacific zone demonstrate the event’s importance outside of China. 

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R+T South America: 3 - 6 June 2020

R+T South America is the first specialized trade fair dedicated to roller shutters, doors/ gates and sun protection system in the Mercosur market. The youngest offshoot of R+T  is the new platform for national and international manufacturers and dealers.

For the second edition in May 2018 52 exhibitors came from nine other countries (Australia, China, India, Italy, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, USA). The strong national and international brand presence at the São Paulo Expo trade fair centre was very well received by the
7,256 visitors.

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R+T 2021 from Monday to Friday

12.11.2018 - 08:25

New schedule agreed for the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems / Impetus comes from the exhibitors

In October 2018, the Trade Fair Advisory Board of R+T in Stuttgart met to analyse the results of the latest exhibitor and visitor survey. With 1,025 exhibitors and 65,603 specialist visitors from 149 countries, R+T was again able to report growth in comparison with the previous event. The exhibitors gave R+T 2018 a good rating (average rating 1.9), which is almost precisely reflected in the visitor survey (average rating 1.8). With the analysis of the visitor structure and sequence of days, a clear trend became apparent: The specialist visitors prefer to attend the trade fair on week days. Together with the Trade Fair Advisory Board, the project management team under Sebastian Schmid, Head of Technology Trade Fairs at Messe Stuttgart, have therefore decided to change the trade fair schedule to the week days from Monday to Friday (22 - 26 February 2021). Schmid: "We plan our event for and with the sector. The Trade Fair Advisory Board, consisting of the promotional and technical supporters the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection Systems, the BVT (National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers), and the Industrial Association for Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection, as well as leading manufacturers, approached us with a recommendation, which we are now following. With the elimination of the weekend day and the rescheduling of the event to begin on a Monday, we hope to achieve an increase and at the same time even better distribution of the trade fair attendance." The basis for this decision was an exhibitor survey that was carried out in July 2018 among all the exhibitors.

The Trade Fair Advisory Board welcomes this decision and is looking positively to the next R+T in Stuttgart, which will thus take place from Monday, 22 February, to Friday, 26 February 2021 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre.

About 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. During the trade fair or at one of the numerous evening events, R+T provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues, and is the ideal platform for intensive specialist discussions.
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.

With the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS), the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT) and the Industrial Association for Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (ITRS), R+T can count on the support of strong partners who ensure market orientation. A large number of associations and institutions, e.g. the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) and ift Rosenheim, are involved in R+T and actively help to shape the accompanying programme.

1027 exhibitors (2015: 888) from all corners of the world presented their products and services in Stuttgart in 2018, 774 from abroad. The 65,603 visitors (2015: 59,057) also came from around the world, from 149 countries. In total, 38,706 visitors came from abroad (2015: 59.057). They spent an average of 2.1 days (2015: 2 days) discovering the innovations and trends at R+T in detail.


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