Domotex, which should have taken place in Hannover this January, is cancelled. This was announced by Deutsche Messe AG as organizer of the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings.
“We have been fighting for Domotex, together with the exhibiting companies, until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months,” says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Domotex with Deutsche Messe AG. “Domotex is particularly affected by the impact of the pandemic, as the vast majority of Domotex exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term,” adds Wedell-Castellano.
Re-Start event not successful
Just over a month ago, the organizers wanted to stage Domotex in the southern part of the Hannover exhibition grounds, in a compact format as a Re-Start event in three halls, thus giving the industry a chance to meet physically after almost two years of pandemic. Wedell-Castellano: “What was considered to be a realistic and promising Re-Start scenario one month ago, and was also well received by the market, has proven to be no longer feasible in recent days.”