From 27 February to 3 March 2018, the R+T 2018 in Stuttgart – the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems – was definitely at its best. 1,027 exhibitors (2015: 888) from 41 countries packed the entire 120,000 m² exhibition area in the ten Messe Stuttgart halls. Over 65,500 visitors from Germany and abroad were delighted by the high innovation capacity of products and services on exhibition.
The top-class accompanying programme also helped R+T 2018 write another chapter in the success story of the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. The fair kicked off on the eve of the first day with the awards of the well-known R+T Innovation Prize. Established items such as the Young Talents special exhibition, the R+S Update, the Doors/Gates Forum, the ift special exhibition and the ES-SO Workshop took place with the backing of partner associations and were supplemented by new items on the programme for specific target groups – such as the Outdoor Ambiente Living special exhibition, the R+T Smart Home Forum and the 2nd International Congress – Automatic Doors. "The large number of interested visitors clearly shows us that the accompanying programme agenda touched the industry's nerve at the right spot," says Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, Messe Stuttgart President.