R+T Stuttgart Show 2018

The World’s Leading International Trade Fair For Roller Shutters, Doors/Gates and Sun Protection

R+T Stuttgart Show 2018

The R+T Stuttgart Show is the world’s leading international trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection with nearly 1.3 million sq. ft. of show floor space.  This is a must-attend event for industrialists and professionals from these industries to network and learn about the latest technologies and security features. This event involves products from the building construction, architecture & design industries.  This year’s event had 1,027 exhibitors from 41 different countries and over 65,000 visitors under a single roof.

This was The Miami Corporation’s first time attending this show and it certainly did not disappoint.  All the talk about the overall scale of this show could not prepare us for what this exposition has to offer.   To put it in perspective and compare it to the yearly  IFAI show we attend in the US, the R + T show had 10 separate halls.  The biggest hall was similar in size to the entire IFAI show (which is in Dallas, TX in October of this year).  Even the largest of booths we are used to seeing at the IFAI shows would be considered small compared to the grandeur and detail found in many of the ‘booths’ of this show. It is truly impressive.

Appealing Design and Technology With a Major Focus on Saving Energy

One major theme while visiting with all the various companies exhibiting at the show was the combination of appealing design and technology with a major focus on saving energy.  Parà fits into this trend nicely with their impressive new fabric collection filled with beautiful and interesting patterns, textures and colors that make optimizing thermal comfort and energy efficiency fashionable.

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One very refreshing part of the show was just how great the people are within the Parà universe.   Getting to spend time with our Italian partners as well as being able to put faces with names was incredible, not to mention the relationships we were able to form with some of Para’s other distributors located throughout the world.  We are looking forward to utilizing a lot of the trends and design information we saw at this year’s show over the next couple years and can’t wait to attend the next R+T show in Stuttgart in 2021.

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