Due to the current unsettled political situation in the region between the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, Deutsche Messe Dubai and Messe Stuttgart have decided to postpone indefinitely the Middle Eastern platform for doors/gates and sun protection, R+T Middle East, which was due to take place between 12-14 September 2011. The event celebrated a successful premiere last year in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Organizers stated that a situation of great political instability in the Middle Eastern region has now arisen due to the political coups of recent months in several countries in the Arab world and persisting unrest in others. This would make a successful R + T in Dubai in September 2011 impossible for all participants, they added. A survey conducted among important exhibitors of the parent trade fair R+T Stuttgart and R+T Asia in Shanghai also confirmed this. The companies still see large market potential in the countries in the Middle East in the long term, but at the moment, the political situation does not support the holding of the trade fair.