R+T Turkey, 5th International Trade Fair for Sun Shading and Automatic Door systems, hosted its visitors at Istanbul Expo Center between 20-22 October. The trade fair, where 104 exhibitors presented their domestic and foreign brands in 2 halls has doubled this year on a square meter basis with a gross area of 11.000 sqm. However, this is not the only success in R+T Turkey 2022. The most prominent development in the trade fair was the quantitative and qualitative improvement in terms of international visitors.
Emphasizing the increased number of international visitors this year, Messe Stuttgart Ares General Manager Ufuk Altıntop said; “About 50 percent of our visitors were international buyers. We think that this situation offers very positive opportunities in terms of export targets of our exhibitors. We hosted 6.624 visitors from 87 countries this year.” The top 10 visitor countries included Romania in first place followed by visitors came mainly from Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Israel, Iran, Morocco, United Kingdom, Jordan. R+T Turkey reaffirmed its unique position to be the valued industry meeting point especially for Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Exhibitors confirm this success of the trade fair in terms of international visitors. Akif Demirkol, Marketing Manager at Palmiye Global stated: “After 3 days we spent at the fair, I can clearly say that we are pleased to participate in the R+T Turkey 2022 fair. It was gratifying for us that the trade fair had a very high visitor rate for exports and that the visiting companies were direct customer candidates from the industry, which is our target audience.”
Suat Sözer, Export Manager at Bayramlar Dokuma (Lekuer Tekstil), expresses the importance of the fair as follows: “R+T Turkey has been successful this year, befitting its brand. Thank you for this beautiful organization that enables us to reach the target country and target customer.”
Satisfaction of the exhibitors was also reflected in the official surveys: 83% of the exhibitors rated R+T Turkey as very good or good and 92% would recommend R+T Turkey to others.
Şaban Köse, Export Manager at Emre Aluminum (HUUN), confirmed this success. “I would like to state that it is a fair with positive results for our company and we will take our place in the coming years,” he said.
The trade fair met the expectations of not only exhibitors but also visitors. Almost all of the visitors stated that the trade fair met their expectations and they would attend the next R+T Turkey again (91%) and 92% of visitors rated R+T Turkey as very good or good. The top visitor groups were manufacturer; retailer, dealer; wholesaler, distributor; architect, civil engineer, project contracting company. In addition, 93% of visitors confirm that R+T Turkey show a complete range of products and services.
The next R+T Turkey will be held in Istanbul on September 14-16, 2023.