The inaugural edition of R+T Australia 2014 featured 74 renowned manufacturers and exhibitors from Australia and overseas. Showcasing a wide range of innovations from the roller shutter, door/gate and sun protection industries, the première show of R+T Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 August 2014 was the first event of its kind on Australian soil.

Providing decision-makers from the construction industry along with architects, building outfitters and representatives from the public sector with an ideal platform to exchange information on the latest products and developments, the exhibition also revealed the excellent potential for the event in the coming years.

Apart from 40 Australian and 34 international exhibitors who presented their latest products to interested trade visitors on an exhibition area of 1,600 square metres, the trade fair also drew visitors from 25 countries including Germany, Canada, Chile, Uruguay and Egypt.

The successful debut of R+T Australia also convinced the Australian Garage Door Association (AGDA) about business prospects for the roller shutter, door/gate and sun protection industries in the Australian as well as international markets. AGDA Secretary Dennis Hill stressed that it was only natural for the Association to support the trade fair and be part of the ExperR+T Area.

Stephan Kleine, Managing Director of GfA - Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik added that the R+T Australia trade fair presented a good opportunity to increase the level of awareness of their company and acquire more customers.

The ExpeR+T Area was held simultaneously on the first two days of R+T Australia, and attracted a large number of visitors especially to the intensive Q&A sessions and discussions after the individual talks.

The inaugural R+T Australia trade show was characterised by a balanced mix of roller shutters, sun protection systems, awnings and doors/gates. Positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors about the success of the trade fair indicates the immense potential for future editions in the country.