Event Info


Welcome to INDEX™17, the World’s Leading Nonwovens Exhibition!

Bringing together key players from every dimension of the innovative world of nonwovens, INDEX is the largest global meeting place for the nonwovens market, its suppliers and customers. The next edition of this event will take place at Palexpo, in the vibrant international city of Geneva from 4th – 7th April 2017.

Taking place only once every three years, this dynamic event brings together over  12,500 trade visitors from over 100 countries to see the products and services displayed by 586 exhibitors (an increase of 10% on the previous edition), from 41 countries, in more than 22,000m2 net of stand space

INDEX is the premier industry platform, where senior industry professionals from around the world come together to seek competitive insights, learn about the latest technologies, and network, for four days of intensive and rewarding business activities.

Four days in which to discover new commercial opportunities, identify new markets and applications and exchange experiences with like-minded professionals, focusing exclusively on the very best that the nonwovens industry and its suppliers have to offer.

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Palexpo has been the home of INDEX for the past 11 editions, and has welcomed the event to Geneva since 1984. Its easy accessibility from cities around the world makes it a favourite destination for this three-yearly event.

For the twelfth consecutive occasion, INDEX™17 will take place in Geneva, from 4th – 7th  April 2017.

Exhibition Opening Hours

Tuesday 4th April:   9.00-18.00
Wednesday 5th April:     9.00-18.00
Thursday 6th April:     9.00-18.00
Friday 7th April:    9.00-16.00

Its 108,000 m2 of modular and flexible exhibition space is situated at the heart of the major communication arteries leading to Geneva and within ten minutes' reach of the town centre and its 180 Swiss quality hotels. This affordable exhibition and conference destination boasts 1'500 hotel rooms within 1km of the complex, across all star categories, and 7,500 rooms within a 5km radius.

The Congress Centre, which reopened in March 2009 following a major refurbishment, offers excellent conference facilities to all participants. 20 meeting rooms of various sizes can accommodate from 20 to 2,500 delegates each in comfort and style.

With the city's international airport conveniently located next door to the exhibition centre, most European capitals are just a short flight away via more than 100 direct flights each week. The journey time from the airport to the exhibition centre is the shortest in Europe, a mere 10-15 minutes on foot, and five minutes by bus or taxi. An underground link to the airport railway station, which is also only ten minutes’ walk from the exhibition centre, also means Palexpo is easily accessible by rail.

Palexpo has its own direct access to Europe's north-south motorway system, has ample on-site parking facilities (4,500 places) and is served by frequent public transport links, making access to the city centre extremely simple to reach and a short bus or taxi ride away.

For further information, please go to the Palexpo website on

Palexpo SA
Route François Peyrot 30
1218 Le Grand Saconnex
Tel : +41 22 761 10 72
Fax : +41 22 798 01 00