Trends and innovation at R+T Asia 2018

R+T Asia attracted over 30,000 visitors in 2017. Copyright: Messe Stuttgart

New offer for decoration designers / Focus topic for gates sector: Hospital forum and Industrial building

From 22 – 22 March 2018, the most important industry trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates, windows and sun protection systems, R+T Asia, will be held in Shanghai. Many of the most-desired booth locations have already been booked and 70% of the 2018 exhibiting space was booked onsite at the 2017 show. The exhibition area of R+T Asia 2018 is expected to reach 50,000 square meters, attracting more than 520 exhibitors and more than 30,000 professional visitors.

Highlights of the sun-protection sector

The dynamic “Soft Outfit” summit will gather more than 1,000 chinese soft decoration designers to discuss the integration of window decoration and interior design. Leading companies from China will be involved in 2018, such as Yuanzhicheng Home Textile (soft decoration supplier for high-end hotels), Midtex Textile (exporter of high-end window fabric), DOMA Window Covering, Zhongyang Window Blinds Article, Zhengzhou Mingyang Curtain Accessory Materials (leading brands in the construction and retail market) and others.

China made significant progress in energy saving in the past twenty years, other Asian countries have set ambitious efficiency targets as well. These developments bring tremendous benefits to the exterior sun protection industry; numerous companies such as Zhongheng Building Material, WuYue Building Energy Saving Technology, Hewei Technology, Lucheng Industrial and Trading, Dulun Metal Products, YongFeng Aluminium or Shuangcheng Awning Products are represented at R+T Asia.

New key topics for doors/ gates sector

A new key topic for the doors and gates industry is the “Hospital forum”. The new medical reform policy in China should bring long-term growth and development in the areas of logistics and hospitals. The forum, which covers hospital construction design and hospital door applications, will be an interactive discussion platform for hospital owners and exhibitors.

For the first time, the showcase “Industrial building” will present the latest technology and materials for industrial construction. With support of the China Hardware and Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce it addresses visitors from all industrial sectors to inform about the advantages and possibilities of doors for industrial applications.

R+T Asia will be held from 20 – 22 March 2018, at Shanghai New International Expo Center. To know more, visit

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