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R + T

R + T

Stuttgart ,Germany
Architecture, Building, Construction, Urban Equipment
Organizer :
LandesMesse Stuttgart GmbH
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Event website :
R + T
3 years

COVID-19 has forced organisers to abandon plans for a live event in 2021. Instead, there is going to be a digital edition from February 22nd until February 25th. The next physical edition of R+T has been announced for 2022. Messe Stuttgart is confirmed to host from February 21st until February 25th.


One exhibition will gather the experts in fields like gates and sun protection systems. The name of this trade fair is R + T, and it is a must-attend for the well-known manufacturers. First established in 1965, R + T has formed a close-knit community, built visibility and established itself as a main meeting point between supply and demand in the industry. This makes the decision to exhibit at the international trade fair a lot easier.

You are at the forefront of industry trends whether that’s a brand new innovation or a design trend that’s sweeping the world. The product portfolio accurately represents the entire value chain: roller blinds, coated textiles, burglary alarm installation, blinds, doors, control systems, security systems, engines and building parts.

R + T is also a barometer for the future – all you have to do is look at the 14 different innovation awards handed out each edition.


  • Building technology and equipment
  • Machinery
  • Interior construction
  • Roller shutters
  • Windows
  • Gates
  • Doors


Stuttgart, Germany is the official home base to R + T, which takes place once every three years. Each edition runs for a total of five days and are usually scheduled for the second half of February. Messe Stuttgart is both the venue and the official organiser, but R + T is made possible with the generous support of several institutions like BVT, ITRS and the German Association for Blinds and Sun Protection.

As of right now there are no official working hours posted. Only trade visitors are given admission. Now onto commuting. If you’ve decided on a rented car, then you’ll find it very easy to arrive at the location. For those who don’t wish to drive, there are good connections to and from Stuttgart Airport. Once you’re in the city, you have your choice between buses and the suburban train system to make your journey quick.

What are people saying?

“The experience for 2018 was very good. We had for sure our dealers and architects so that people could test our products, but we also had colleagues of senior associations with whom we had an exchange of expertise and best practices. It was very, very testing for us. The possibility to meet people from most of the world is the best way to collect information and learn and grow in our market,” said Nicola Formarelli / ACMI

“We are satisfied a lot with R + T. The prospect of meeting a lot of prospect buyers for us is good. We have met with a lot of prospect clients from around the world. We’ve a strong market in the Middle East and we are trying to establish some markets in Europe,” said Garvit Mirani / Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd;

“The International Door Association has been a part of R +T. This is the fourth time we’ve seen the course of the R+T go in a direction that is very positive for our associations and many, many, many improvements,” - said Chris Long / International Door Association

Audience & statistics

Let’s review the attendance rates for R + T. The last edition saw the products and innovations from over 1000 international exhibitors coming from over 40 countries. Organisers reported audience rates at 65,000 trade visitors from over 140 countries. That’s more than enough reason to make the trip to the trade fair. Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands establish themselves as the markets with most visitors and buyers respectively.

Another good statistic is that R + T sees a lot of decision makers. Roughly 87% of all visitors are either independent contractors, managing directors or members of the board.

The professional breakdown of visitors reveals the following sectors – roll shutter and sun protection, door and gate manufacturing, construction elements trade, windows manufacturing, installation, maintenance and service.


Planning for a trade fair with all the demands from booking hotels in Stuttgart to managing promo materials and your booth can be daunting. By using the excellent services of Trade Fair Trips Ltd, you can be sure that your booking arrangements will be handled by true professionals with many years of experience. You can call on us to reserve meeting facilities with adequate equipment or have us build your exhibition booth altogether.

In addition, we can also create a tailor-made offer for hotel accommodation during R + T. We work according to your specifications, budget and needs. It’s our mission to make accommodation for trade fairs affordable and convenient. You get a list with hotels near Messe Stuttgart with excellent connections to public transport. Trade Fair Trips ltd designs your work trip to the last detail and produces results within a single work day! 

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How to get to R + T
On foot
On foot:

Stuttgart Airport - 7 mins via Flughafenstrasse

Stuttgart Hbf – not advisable


By car
By car:

Stuttgart Airport - 1 min via Flughafenentlastungsstraße

Stuttgart Hbf – 20 mins via B27


By public transport
By public transport:

Stuttgart Airport - not available

Stuttgart Hbf - 40 mins via S-Bahn S2 or S3


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