21-24 Apr 2026
The nonwovens' industry global lead event
index enjoys the reputation as the world’s leading event for the nonwovens industry, and that has certainly been true ever since the international trade fair was introduced in 1973. In the near half a century, INDEX has managed to push the standards for manufacturing and has been the platform where the newest innovations and research are presented. All this is reflected in the rich seminar program.
Visiting INDEX will give you the chance to see a variety of products like spunlaid, raw materials for nonwovens, super absorbents, nonwoven machinery, binders, chemicals, composites, nonwoven converting machinery and waste handling equipment.
Between 21.04.2026 and 24.04.2026, Palexpo will host the INDEX™26. The event will take place as a live exhibition without strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. This is due to the lifting of Switzerland's pandemic-related restrictions, including the ones affecting travel.
Part of an exhibitor’s success is their location in the city, and Trade Fair Trips ltd is here to assist you in all aspects of your work trip. In addition to flexible hotel services for index, you can count on our experienced team to install your exhibition booth to your exact specifications and also to hold down meeting facilities in your name.
Save on your travel expenses with our bundled services. Booking a hotel for index with us means receiving a combination of competitive rates, excellent customer service and complete satisfaction! We select the hotels near Palexpo, so you are just minutes away from the exhibition grounds and also surrounded by a wealth of public transport options.
The reservation process is simple – consult with us over email and receive a list of the best offers by the end of the day.
11 minutes when travelling from Genève Aéroport
50 minutes when travelling from Gare de Genève
1 minute when travelling from Genève Aéroport
13 minutes when travelling from Gare de Genève
By public transport:
5 minutes when travelling from Genève Aéroport
25 minutes when travelling from Gare de Genève
Hotels near index
|Hotel||Stars||Distance to fair||City||Price|
|ibis Geneve Petit Lancy||5.9||Genève||from € 343.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Novotel Suites Geneve Aeroport||2||Genève||from € 491.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Montbrillant||3.7||Genève||from € 327.00 EUR||Book Now|
|ibis Annemasse||10.8||Annemasse||from € 157.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Cornavin Geneve||3.9||Genève||from € 507.00 EUR||Book Now|
|ibis Geneve Centre Nations||3.1||Genève||from € 571.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel d'Alleves||4.4||Genève||from € 508.00 EUR||Book Now|
|ibis Geneve Centre Lac||4.2||Genève||from € 570.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Mon Repos||3.4||Genève||from € 375.00 EUR||Book Now|
|ibis budget Geneve Aeroport||2||Genève||from € 395.00 EUR||Book Now|
Highly regarded and always anticipated, INDEX arrives in Geneva, Switzerland every three years and editions takes place at the start of spring. This would usually mean at the end of March or the beginning of April, and an edition would last for four days.
Palexpo in Geneva performs the double function of official organiser and host, and admittance is given only to professional visitors. The working hours are from 09:00 am until 6:00 pm except for the last day, which wraps up two hours earlier. Palexpo neighbours the Geneva Airport, so you can walk directly once you’ve landed, though there are bus lines, tram lines and train service to get you to the exhibition grounds and the city.
EDANA, the world’s leading association for the nonwoven industry, is an official sponsor and partner of INDEX, which has helped the event gain popularity and large turnout every edition. The latest data reveals that there were products from 660 exhibitors for the last edition to an audience that consisted of more than 12,000 international professionals.
The exceptional product variety is a magnet for visitors from all major sectors – filtration; geotextiles and civil engineering; hygiene and cleaning; medical infection prevention; transportation and packaging. Near 100% of visitors are satisfied with INDEX in terms of meeting their business goals, and roughly 70% are employed in senior roles that have serious decision-making powers.
Another attractive statistic concerns the reason for attendance – 90% of all polled states seeking new suppliers as their top reason for attending the trade fair.
What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor?
- It is not just that at INDEX you can meet with buyers, but you connect with visitors of the highest calibre, which in turn guarantees a very profitable turnout during the fair;
- Given that INDEX hosts a variety of seminars and lectures, you can make new contacts with experts, thought leaders and innovators in the nonwovens' industry;
- Exhibiting at index opens your brand to the entire world, not just in terms of geographical regions, but also in terms of sectors. This opens many opportunities to partner across the value chain and cross-sale;
- You receive the very best in terms of platform, promotion, and industry publicity as INDEX is officially regarded as the number 1 event in nonwovens.
Palexpo hosted the first hybrid edition of INDEX between 19.11.2021 and 22.11.2021. Over 500 exhibitors and over 9,300 visitors attended the edition. This included over 1000 attendees who used the event's digital platform.
Index's 2023 edition featured 610 exhibitors from 43 countries and 12,017 visitors from more than 100 nations on over 50,000 m2. The edition took place between 18.04.2023 and 21.04.2023 in Palexpo without implemented Covid-19 safety measures. This was because Switzerland removed its pandemic-related restrictions.