New Industry Event Drives Innovation in External Building Systems

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R+T Australia 2014, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 21-23, will be the country’s first-ever exhibition specialising in external building systems, such as roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems.

It is a “spin-off” event of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany, regarded as the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors, gates, windows, glass and sun protection systems across industrial, commercial and residential applications.
“R+T is regarded as the world’s benchmark exhibition for doors, windows, awnings and blinds – particularly in the commercial and industrial sectors,” says Exhibition Manager Thurain Aye.

“And our inaugural edition of R+T Australia will be the only exhibition platform in this country specifically aimed at the market for roller shutters, doors, gates, windows, glass and sun protection systems.”

As of early June, over exhibitors – representing both Australian and international companies, some of whom have never promoted their products in this country previously – had signed up for the show, representing over 70% of the available floor space.
“With more than 70% of our space now sold, and still two months to go until the event opens, we’re very happy with the progress of R+T Australia 2014,” Aye said.

“Bearing in mind that this is a first time event and that our most successful ‘spin-off’ event, R+T Asia in Shanghai, launched with a similar size 10 years ago, and is now the leading trade fair for the industry in Asia – we are certain our launch event here in August will be a great success with a promising future.”

A key focus of R+T Australia will be on energy efficiency solutions for buildings.

“The Australian building industry, along with architects, furnishings and fittings companies and representatives from public authorities and building owners, will be able to learn about the latest developments and products for improving building energy efficiency and reducing running costs.

“With ‘green building’ is a key issue for the future in Australia, R+T is coming to Melbourne at the right time for this important development phase in the industry,” says Aye.
Educational and information sessions are another strong element of the show: Currently being finalised is R+T Australia’s seminar and educational program, the ExpeR+T Area.

R+T Australia 2014 will incorporate forums covering such topics as building energy efficiency, high-efficiency sun protection, glassing of facades, “green” building innovations and more.

“The show will have two full days of presentations and discussions with industry experts across a wide range of industry subjects, including increasing energy efficiency through the latest systems for sun and climate protection, new codes and regulations for cyclone and bushfire protection, and sessions on sustainable building trends,” Aye says.

Attendance at R+T Australia 2014’s ExpeR+T Area sessions is free to registered visitors to the show.
To register for R+T Australia 2014, please go to www.rt-australia.com/visitor

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