DOMOTEX Worldwide: A dynamic international network
For over 30 years, DOMOTEX has supported
exhibitors from the carpet and floor covering industry in
presenting and selling their products in the world's most
promising markets. As a dynamic international brand owned by the
Deutsche Messe group of companies based in Hannover, Germany,
DOMOTEX is embodied by a trio of international trade fairs, each
with its own distinctive focus on exhibitor and visitor makeup:
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, DOMOTEX Turkey and – making its debut
next year – DOMOTEX USA.
DOMOTEX is a unique platform which brings
together flooring industry exhibitors and visitors at three
different locations. Exhibitors can position themselves locally
and build up an effective network across the world's continents.
In addition to the flagship DOMOTEX fair in Hannover, Germany,
there are specialized offerings for the Asia-Pacific, Turkey and
the Middle East and – starting next year – in the North America
"Our brand is generating an ever-growing
amount of international attention and enjoying increasing
recognition," says Susanne Klaproth, project director for the
DOMOTEX Worldwide portfolio of events.
With the addition of DOMOTEX USA, the
global brand is expanding its presence to another continent.
From its base Gaziantep in southeastern Anatolia, DOMOTEX Turkey
is situated at the heart of the Turkish carpet industry.
Shanghai has proven an ideal location for the Asia-Pacific
region, where DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is celebrating its 20th
anniversary in 2018, with a range of special shows and
supporting programs planned for the upcoming event.
locations for DOMOTEX – three fairs at a glance
1. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (Shanghai) is the
most comprehensive of the DOMOTEX international offshoots. It is
also the largest carpet and flooring trade fair in the
Asia-Pacific region. More than 60,000 visitors from 104
countries attended DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR in 2018 – its most
successful year to date. The following internationally active
firms have already confirmed their participation for the
upcoming year: Swiss Krono, Parador, Haro, Classen, Invista,
Sensa, Voxflor, Tarkett, Gerflor, LG Hausys, Homag, Dynea, Faus,
Nox, US Floors, Lamett, Oriental Weavers, Decospan and Balsan.
The fair is being staged in cooperation with VNU Exhibitions
Asia and the Build Your Dream Group.
At DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the focus is on
machine-made and hand-made carpets, parquet and laminate floors,
resilient and designer floor coverings as well as application
and laying techniques. Special shows and a varied supporting
program will accompany the event, including the InnovAction
Flooring Campaign – a presentation of innovative products in the
fields of carpets and wood and resilient floor coverings. The
exhibits will also take part in the top 10 competition for the
best products at the fair. In addition, the Luxury Brands Carpet
Show will showcase luxurious carpets, while a guided tour
through the carpet halls will promote business cooperation with
leading Chinese manufacturers.
Next trade fair
date: 26–28 March 2019.
2. DOMOTEX Turkey: At the heart of the
Turkish carpet industry
DOMOTEX Turkey (Gaziantep, Southeast
Anatolia) brings together the leading Turkish carpet producers
at a single trade fair. One of the reasons for choosing
Gaziantep was that the majority of woven carpet manufacturers
are located in this southern Anatolian city.
As the leading trade platform for carpet
manufacturers in Turkey and the Middle East, the fair took place
for the fifth time in 2018. With around 11,000 visitors from 89
different nations, DOMOTEX Turkey recorded a 30 percent increase
in attendance, making it a relevant platform both for the region
and for opening up new markets in the Middle East.
The organizers are the Deutsche Messe
subsidiary Hannover Fairs Turkey, in cooperation with the
Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO), the Association of
Southeast Anatolian Carpet Exporters (GAIB) and the Gaziantep
Chamber of Carpet Manufacturers (GHO).
DOMOTEX Turkey focuses on machine-made
woven carpets, hand-made carpets, resilient and textile floor
coverings, parquet, wood and laminate floors, outdoor coverings
as well as machines and tools for carpet production.
Next trade fair
date: 27–30 April 2019
3. DOMOTEX USA: America's Home for
DOMOTEX USA (Atlanta) has its main focus on
the growing eastern region of the U.S. market, where 75 percent
of all Americans live. This is the only North American trade
fair and conference event to focus exclusively on carpets and
floor coverings. One of the reasons why Atlanta, Georgia, was
chosen as the location was its proximity to Dalton, the center
of American carpet production.
The premier edition of the trade fair,
which focuses on the American flooring industry for domestic
customers, will take place from 28 February to 2 March 2019 at
the Georgia World Congress Center. 80 percent of the available
space has already been sold, with more than 150 exhibitors
confirming their participation. DOMOTEX USA is organized by
Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe. DOMOTEX USA
is a platform for the American flooring industry to network with
wholesalers and retailers, flooring contractors in the domestic
construction industry, floor installers and purchasing groups.
Leading companies in the industry include Shaw Industries Group,
Beauflor USA, The Dixie Group, Swiss Krono Group, Mullican
Flooring, Hamat and Engineered Floors, which have all confirmed
their participation in the debut edition of this U.S.-based
DOMOTEX USA will focus on machine-made
carpets, parquet, hardwood floors and laminates, handmade
carpets, textile and resilient floor coverings, outdoor flooring
and floor covering technology. At the theater-like DOMOTEX USA
Plaza, the main pioneers in the industry will appear as keynote
speakers. In addition to special shows and training courses,
visits to floor covering production facilities in northern
Georgia are planned.
28 February to 2 March 2019