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.

Find out more about R+T Turkey 2019!

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. 

Read more on why to exhibit at R+T Asia


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.

Read more in the post show report!


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R+T team reorganises itself


Melanie Brenner returns / Vanessa Kunz new Communication Manager for R+T Stuttgart

At the beginning of January, Senior Project Manager Melanie Brenner returned to the R+T team. With her know-how, she has already supported Messe Stuttgart projects for over ten years, and has made a significant contribution to the continuing success of the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. At the start of 2017, Brenner started a two-year period of maternity leave, and has now returned full of zeal and new ideas: "After my break, I'm now particularly looking forward to seeing the many familiar faces, but also meeting new people in the R+T family, and together with them to develop R+T further as the most important international event for the industry."

Also in January 2019, Vanessa Kunz reinforced the trade fair team as the new Communication Manager. She replaces Astrid Ehm, who had already transferred to the Business & Education division at Messe Stuttgart in mid-2018. Kunz studied media and business communication at the DHBW Ravensburg, and in the following years she worked in the field of marketing and PR in broadcasting, as well as in publishing companies. Kunz completes the R+T team with Melanie Brenner, Philipp Götz, Ina Fröhlich and Department Head Sebastian Schmid. "That our team in various constellations repeatedly develops new potentials for our leading world trade fair has been shown several times in recent years. I am delighted at the return of our experienced colleague Melanie Brenner, as well as the fresh air provided by Vanessa Kunz. With these two colleagues, we are ideally prepared for the next R+T, and we look towards the event full of optimism," adds Sebastian Schmid.

The next edition of the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will take place in 2021, for the first time from Monday to Friday, 22 to 26 February, at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre.

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Melanie Brenner has already been working in project management for R+T in Stuttgart for over ten years. (Photo credit: Messe Stuttgart)

Vanessa Kunz is the Communication Manager for R+T in Stuttgart.
(Photo credit: Messe Stuttgart)

The R+T Stuttgart team (left to right): Philipp Götz (Senior Project Coordinator), Melanie Brenner (Senior Project Manager), Sebastian Schmid (Head of Technology Department), Vanessa Kunz (Communication Manager), Ina Fröhlich (Project Coordinator)
(Photo credit: Messe Stuttgart)

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.

1025 exhibitors (2015: 888) from all corners of the world presented their products and services in Stuttgart in 2018, 774 from abroad. The 65,500 visitors (2015: 59,057) also came from around the world, from over 140 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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