index 2026

index 2026

Genève, Switzerland
19-22 May 2026
3 years
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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.

INDEX 2026

Between 19.05.2026 and 22.05.2026, Palexpo will host the INDEX™26. The event will take place as a live exhibition.


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.

On foot
On foot:

11 minutes when travelling from Genève Aéroport

 50 minutes when travelling from Gare de Genève

By car
By car:

1 minute when travelling from Genève Aéroport

13 minutes when travelling from Gare de Genève

By public transport
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
index 2026 Genève NH Geneva Airport Hotel 3.9 Genève from € 442.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève The New Midi 6.6 Genève from € 484.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport 2.64 Genève from € 435.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève Hotel Suisse 4 Genève from € 423.00 EUR Book Now
Nash Airport Hotel 1.7 Genève from € 427.67 EUR Book Now
NH Geneva City 3.5 Genève from € 491.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève Hotel des Tourelles 4.4 Genève from € 423.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève Hotel de Geneve 4.4 Genève from € 357.00 EUR Book Now
index 2026 Genève ibis Geneve Centre Nations 3.1 Genève from € 584.00 EUR Book Now
Home Swiss Hotel 5.2 Genève from € 521.00 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.

Index 2021

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 2023

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. 

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