R+T Alliance: Event highlights in autumn

Sebastian Schmid, Vice President of Messe Stuttgart - Copyright: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

R+T Asia, R+T Turkey and Sun Shading Expo North America ready for take-off / Intensive planning phase for R+T 2024 and APAExpo by R+T

The trade fairs in the R+T-Alliance, the trade fair combination for the sun shading system industry and the door/gate industry, are still continuing their positive development. Another three trade fairs in the R+T Alliance are scheduled to take place this autumn: R+T Asia in Shenzhen, China, from 31 August to 2 September; Sun Shading Expo North America in Charlotte (NC), USA, from 12 to 14 October; and R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 20 to 22 October. However, the preparations for other trade fairs in the R+T Alliance are also progressing.

R+T Asia ready for take-off

R+T Asia will open its doors for the 17th time from 31 August to 2 September 2022. The trade fair will be held this year for the first time and out of turn in the famous World Exhibition Convention Center in Shenzhen. The latest developments and trends of leading manufacturers from China will be presented on site and discussions will be held with the sun shading system industry and the door/gate industry. R+T Asia will offer a special participation opportunity for interested foreign trade visitors who are unable to travel to this event: using the Twitter account of R+T Asia (@RTAsiaFair), visitors will be able to obtain an interactive overview of selected stands in a “virtual booth tour” and contact the on-site exhibitors directly via WeChat / WhatsApp.

R+T Turkey expecting a record event

The next edition of R+T Turkey will be held at the Istanbul Exhibition Centre from 20 to 22 November 2022. Over 90 national and international exhibitors will present their product innovations at the trade fair this year on a gross exhibition area of around 11,000 square metres. The main focal points will be products relating to the trend topics of energy efficiency, convenience and safety. The omens for the imminent edition of R+T Turkey are therefore positive: “The amount of exhibition space at this year’s R+T Turkey has more than doubled and the exhibitors’ innovations will now be found in Halls 9 and 10. This shows that Türkiye is also still very important for the sun shading system industry and the door/gate industry,” enthused Manuela Keller, Trade Fair and Event Manager at Messe Stuttgart, over the positive development. “R+T Turkey is the only international trade fair in its sector for Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. We will also again have a German pavilion with six German companies at the trade fair. Due to these exhibitors and other exhibitors from abroad, we are also expecting a large number of international guests at this event,” added Ufuk Altintop, President of Messe Stuttgart Ares Fuarcilik, in looking ahead with positive optimism to the forthcoming R+T Turkey.

Première of Sun Shading Expo North America coming ever closer

The première of Sun Shading Expo North America is not far away: renowned manufacturers will present their product innovations in the area of internal and external sun shading systems at the Charlotte Convention Center – concurrently with IFAI Expo – from 12 to 14 October 2022. In addition to seeing the innovations of national and international exhibitors, the trade visitors will also experience an extensive conference programme: firstly, some exhibitors will carry out live demonstrations every day on the INNOVATION STAGE followed by discussions afterwards. Secondly, the Knowledge2Go Conference programme will feature interesting talks on the topics of “Smart shading/ smart home”, “Motorisation” and “Energy efficient impacts of sun shading solutions”. These talks will offer all participants easily accessible and free advanced training opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition stands. “We can hardly wait to implement our newest member of the R+T Alliance in North America and finally celebrate the première of Sun Shading Expo!,” enthused Sebastian Schmid, Vice President of Messe Stuttgart.

Presentation of the INNOVATION FORUM APAExpo by R+T in October

The plans for the INNOVATION FORUM APA by R+T are in full swing. The new concept will be presented on 20 October in the venerable El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria in Barcelona. “We are currently preparing everything for the presentation there. The event is divided into three parts: firstly, the author and industry leader Dr. Joan Torrent Sellens will give a talk on digitalisation and sustainability in the industry. This will be followed by the presentation of the INNOVATION FORUM APA Expo by R+T. Selected companies will then present their innovations on site,” said the delighted APA General Secretary Ricardo Ricart. “The INNOVATION FORUM APAExpo von R+T is being promoted in cooperation with national and international companies, public administrations, universities, institutes and many other partners. We are very pleased to receive so much support! The INNOVATION FORUM APA Expo by R+T will be held in spring 2023. Although we still have a great deal to do by then, we can hardly wait to finally hold personal discussions with the industry there again.”

Start of planning for R+T 2024 

The preparations for R+T 2024 are also progressing. “At present, our R+T Team is busy allocating floor space for the world’s leading trade fair. Over 75 per cent of the available space on our trade fair grounds has already been booked, and we have so far received around 660 registrations from 37 countries for R+T 2024. We are very proud that so many exhibitors are still convinced about the R+T concept and that we were also able to regain some exhibitors,” said Sebastian Schmid, Vice President of Messe Stuttgart. “In the next few months our team will continue to contact our exhibitors in order to discuss stand placement proposals. We are looking forward very much to intensive discussions with our industry.” The world’s leading trade fair will be held in Stuttgart again from 19 to 23 February 2024.