Always up to date
A range of services on all aspects of the leading world trade fair

R+T, the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems, will take place in Stuttgart from 27 Feb - 3 Mar 2018. Over 1,000 national and international exhibitors will present their innovative products and services to the roughly 60,000 expected specialist visitors from around the world in ten ultra-modern trade fair halls. With a diverse offer, Messe Stuttgart supports the visitors in optimally planning their trade fair visit.
The R+T app + WhatsApp service

With the R+T app, all information relevant to the trade fair can be accessed directly. The list of exhibitors and the accompanying programme will be available to you before you even set out to visit to the trade fair. Important dates and events can be saved to a favourites list. But the app not only provides orientation in the search for relevant exhibitors and programme points, but within the ten trade fair halls as well. The dynamic hall layout and site maps help visitors to find their required locations in no time. With the R+T app, trade fair visitors are therefore always up to date.

For R+T 2018, Messe Stuttgart also offers a free WhatsApp service. On the respective days of their visit, visitors can receive key and up-to-date information about the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems directly to their smartphones.

Always up to date

R+T is naturally also present in the social networks and gives an overview in advance, and up-to-date information on the activities during the world leading trade fair itself. Whether on facebook or Twitter: visitors will stay up to date and have all the important news on what is going on at R+T 2018 in Stuttgart! Exhibitors and visitors wishing to share their impressions can post their comments with the hashtag #rtexpo on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or the facebook page. The Social Wall of R+T gathers all entries.

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 world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection Page 2 of 2 systems. During the show or at one of the numerous evening events, R+T provides opportunities to exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues. It is the ideal platform for intensive discussions among specialists, too. Several 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.

In 2015, 888 exhibitors (2012: 816) from all corners of the world presented their products and services in Stuttgart. In addition to the major exhibiting countries including Italy, France and the Netherlands, the trade fair also recorded growth in 2015 from countries who were not previously represented at R+T – for example Ireland, Latvia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Romania. The 59,057 visitors also came from all over the world: They travelled from 131 countries. A total of 54 per cent of the visitors came from abroad, 79 per cent from Europe. On average, they spent two days at R+T discovering the innovations and trends in detail.