More trade visitors at R+T Turkey 2019

The fourth R+T Turkey proved to be a valued industry meeting point in the years between R+T in Stuttgart. The organisers from Messe Stuttgart open the event together with the association partner TBÜD (Turkish Association of Sun Protection Manufacturers).

Great interest from Balkan countries, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa / Important constant for the Turkish market

R+T Turkey, International Trade Fair for Roller Shutters, Doors/Gates and Sun Protection Systems, is proving to be a valued industry meeting point in between the R+T trade fairs in Stuttgart. The 102 exhibitors experienced an increase in the number of visitors at R+T Turkey. The event attracted 5,534 trade visitors (2017: 5,207 visitors) from more than 80 countries. Istanbul is an ideal trade fair venue, especially for Turkey’s neighbouring countries: 28 per cent of visitors at R+T Turkey came from abroad. The top 10 visitor countries included Greece in first place followed by Bulgaria, Iran, Iraq, Serbia, Ukraine, Morocco, Russia and Israel.

Manuela Keller, Project Manager for R+T Turkey, drew some positive conclusions: “R+T Turkey once again proved its durability on the Turkish market. A constant number of exhibitors coupled with increasing visitor numbers shows us that the trade fair will also endure in future independently of all developments.”

Half of the exhibitors came from Turkey and the other half from abroad (China, Germany, Greece, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine). David León Chantres, Export Manager at Expalum (Spain), confirmed that Istanbul is the right place for the trade fair: “R+T Turkey is an excellent meeting point for the industry. We met visitors from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Emirates, Kazakhstan and even North Africa at our stand. Half of the contacts were new customers. We found that there is great demand for roller shutters, especially high-quality products made of aluminium.”

R+T Turkey is the most important industry meeting point for the national market. Görkem Gülenç, Sales Manager at Ali Bayhan Tekstil (Turkey), confirmed: “We are very satisfied; R+T Turkey is also a top-class event compared with other international trade fairs. With so many high-quality providers, the trade fair can also only expand in future. Sincere thanks are due to the organisers, who helped us to make the trade fair a success.”

The next R+T Turkey will be held in Istanbul in autumn 2021.