Why exhibit?

INDEX offers you the opportunity to meet your peers and connect with representatives of the world’s leading nonwovens purchasers – decision makers looking for innovative solutions from exhibitors who can demonstrate that they fully understand their needs: INDEX is the event to connect and do business.

Why exhibit?
Why exhibit?
Why exhibit?

The No.1 Global Nonwovens Event

Held every three years in Geneva, Switzerland, over the past three decades INDEX has established itself as the premier global nonwovens event. As the foremost industry exhibition, INDEX connects players from across the entire Nonwovens world, attracting exhibitors and attendees from every continent, bringing a truly international perspective, to the heart of Europe.

In 2014, at the last INDEX event, over 12,500 visitors journeyed from more than 100 countries to this showcase industry event.
Unrivalled in its scope and ambitions, INDEX attracts even those hard-to-reach visitors, who look to this event to help drive their business, inspiring future developments and solutions. Nowhere is the opportunity to showcase your products and generate new business leads better realised than at INDEX.


Secure your future

At INDEX™17 you can promote your brand and products to the world. Because at INDEX you’ll be able to meet, discuss and network with thousands of international customers, potential partners and suppliers in an ideal business-building environment. Whether you’re looking to launch promote your latest products, find new routes to market or simply set performance benchmarks against the competition, you have a world of high-quality visitors from all possible fields of application on hand.

Confirming its status as the major industry exhibition and confident of the valuable business that INDEX generates, more exhibitors than ever before took part in this premier nonwovens trade fair in 2014.

INDEX 14 visitors
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With an increase of over 10% over the previous event in 2011, a record 586 exhibitors from 41 countries covering 22,153 m² (238,453 ft²) of net stand area, were on hand to present dynamic, innovative solutions that would form the next chapter in the global history of nonwoven materials, across borders, sectors, and applications.


Reach a wide international audience

Without doubt, one of the major benefits of INDEX is that it attracts visitors from all over the world. INDEX is the only such nonwovens event with a proven international reach, giving you the opportunity to explore new geographies and establish revenue streams based on the needs and trends of different markets.

Based on the evidence of previous INDEX events, visitors from over 100 countries will make their way to Geneva for INDEX™17, including quality representatives from emerging nonwovens territories in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. With a global audience assembled in one place, for four days, this represents a cost-effective way to target potential customers of nonwoven products from your exhibitions stand –  connect with the world at INDEX™17.

A truly global audience


Reach a broad range of user-sectors

As the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition event, visitors and potential customers attend INDEX from the widest range of user-sectors and specifiers from a broad range of industries, enabling you to explore multiple different applications for your products. This not only allows you to target traditional user industries, where you know customers are interested in your solutions, but also to explore opportunities from unexpected new markets which arise through connecting at INDEX.

From home furnishings and horticulture to hygiene, via automotive and filtration, visitors from a wide range of user sectors attend this global industry showcase.



Connect with high-calibre visitors

INDEX hosts over 12,500 visitors, many of whom take the opportunity to spend the entire four days at the exhibition. But more than just the impressive quantity of visitors, it is the quality that most impresses, with senior professionals, from C-level Directors to Senior Purchasing executives with budgetary control, looking to develop strategic alliances and build new relationships with future suppliers.

  • 7 out of 10 attendees are high-ranking executives
  • 70% of visitors spend two days or more at the event

Visitors INDEX™14 by duration of stay


Broaden your network

As an exhibitor at INDEX you not only get direct access to thousands of decision-makers with the budgetary authority to specify and buy materials, but you can also broaden your business and personal networks, connecting with influential industry figures, keen to know about you and your company.

Connect with your peers in both formal and informal settings. A broad programme of free events also provides opportunities to interact at conferences and workshops, allowing you to mix, discuss the topics of the day, and explore new business projects.

  • 98% of exhibitors were satisfied with the quality of visitors at INDEX™14
  • 97% were satisfied with the business advantages achieved at the event
  • 95% of exhibitors said they were likely to return to INDEX in 2017!