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index 2026

(19 May 2026 - 22 May 2026 )
Venue: Palexpo
Location: Switzerland, Genève
Industry: Textiles
Organizer: Edana

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INDEX 2026 will occur between the 19th and 22nd of May 2026. The iteration will occur as a live trade exposition. INDEX will take place at Palexpo without rigorous coronavirus precautions. This is because of Switzerland repealing its pandemic restrictions.


INDEX is the largest nonwoven exhibition in the world. It is the meeting location for showcasing and learning about the latest innovations in the sector. This includes novelties in nonwoven machinery, chemicals, adhesives, composites, binders, surface treating procedures, and waste handling. Founded in 1973, INDEX is the location where professionals from the sector and its related industries gather to network, learn, and expand their business. The event is the primary gathering location for specialists from over a hundred nations and is held every three years at Geneva's lead venue, Palexpo.

INDEX Geneve is a highly acclaimed event that garners significant attention due to its high levels of attendant satisfaction and participation rates. For instance, one iteration featured a 98% rate of satisfaction among the attending. It also included over 660 exhibiting firms and more than 12 750 visitants. The exposition appeals to trade representatives from Europe, Asia, and North America. This includes leading countries such as the People’s Republic of China, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, France, England, and Spain. Nations such as India, Turkey, Belgium, and Israel also send trade visitors to the fair.


The INDEX trade show in Geneve can aid professionals in expanding their businesses and intercommunicating with pre-eminent executives. It also provides attendees with a leading purchasing platform for presenting their most up-to-date products and services. INDEX can help professionals in completing such goals through its extensive support programme. This includes a comprehensive exhibition that includes 6 sectors for ease of navigation and solution-finding. These are Filtration, Geotextiles and Civil Engineering, Medical: Infection Prevention, Transportation, Packaging, Hygiene, and Cleaning.

INDEX Geneve also includes events such as the Exhibitor Product Presentations. During the Product Presentations, professional companies and specialists display their up-to-the-minute wares and services. Attending the presentations allows visitors to observe innovations live before buying them. They also allow them to gain insight into vital new directions for nonwovens.

Similar in intent is the Innovation Lab where attendants can observe the advantages of nonwovens regarding sustainability, functionality, and adaptability. The area includes various sub-events to showcase the properties of nonwovens. This includes exhibits, poster presentations, seminars, tutorials, and live testing demonstrations. The posters will show the up-to-the-minute research undertaken by second-year and above undergraduate or post-graduate researchers. The experiments and testing equipment demonstrations will include the showcasing of various manufacturing machines and nonwovens. There will also be a specialised section of the Innovation Lab that will show the daily applications of nonwovens. This includes products related to medicine, hygiene, automotive, transportation, construction, agriculture, and food & beverages.

Innovation Lab is also the showing location for INDEX Innovation Award candidates. The Innovation Awards are among the main events of the support programme. It is the event during which both start-ups and leading companies can gain recognition and a mark of excellence. The Award acknowledges the innovative, sustainable, and creative excellence of products or services made in the last three years. The Award includes seven categories. These are nonwoven roll goods, machinery innovation, sustainable products, sustainable processes, and raw materials or components innovations. The categories include finished nonwoven products and an accomplishment for the most innovative marketing campaign.

The INDEX trade show in Geneve additionally includes diverse sector seminars. During these seminars, professionals gain valuable insight into different challenges related to the industry. Nonwovens' role in sustainability, preventing infections, filtration, intelligent nonwovens, and transportation systems are among the topics discussed during the seminars. They also include geosynthetics & environment.

INDEX is the meeting location for notable companies such as:

  • BASF;
  • Dico Group;
  • ExxonMobil;
  • Eurofilm;
  • Henkel;
  • Kaneka;
  • Mahlo;
  • Mogul;
  • Sioen.

Many industries and sectors attend the fair because of the diverse applications of nonwovens. Such include the fabrics, textiles, and clothing machinery industries. It also includes the medical, construction, transport, packaging, and automotive sectors. The agricultural, food & beverages as well as hygiene products industries likewise visit the fair, often as exhibitors.

INDEX Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for INDEX Geneve before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Palexpo and obtain invaluable access to public transportation. We can inform you of the top-quality routes to the venue. Besides affordable lodgings for exhibitions, we likewise offer transportation services. One means to travel to your hotel is to have a rentable car expect you at the aerodrome. Alternatively, you can schedule a two-way airport transfer.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

INDEX 2021

Between the 19th of October and the 22nd of October 2021, hybrid INDEX 2021 took place. The edition featured more than 500 exhibitor firms as well as more than 9 300 visitant entries on-site. The event additionally received more than 1 000 visitants on the virtual platform that complemented the live exhibition at Palexpo. According to exhibitors, the edition was a resounding success, with many stating that their expectations have been exceeded by organisers.

INDEX 2023

The hybrid INDEX 2023 occurred between April 18th and April 21st, 2023. The locale, Palexpo, did not include coronavirus safeguards. This was because the country countermanded its pandemic restrictions. The iteration featured 610 exhibiting firms from 43 nations on more than 50 000 m2. Their wares were examined by 12 017 visitants from over 100 countries. 


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