After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, flooring trade fair Domotex finally took place again around mid-January. It was a considerably slimmed-down version, where attendance did exceed even the greatest optimist’s expectations. Afterwards, the management showed their satisfaction and announced new plans for the future. These include a rotating forum with a different focus every other year.
“First of all, I would like to thank our exhibitors and visitors who made Domotex 2023 a success. After two years without a trade fair, the first edition after the pandemic was a success and proved that Domotex continues to stand for what the fair stood for: the real home for flooring,” says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director of Domotex.
Flooring sector biennial
Wedell-Castellano goes on to state that several talks were organised with both exhibitors and the market in general.
“The Carpet & Rugs segment needs an annual presentation platform that brings together all suppliers and buyers. For this, Domotex in Hannover in January offers an ideal platform. At the same time, due to longer innovation cycles, the flooring sector wants to see Domotex take place every two years as the industry’s main platform. Therefore, both worlds will in future be brought together at the Hanover venue in a model with rotating focuses. In practice, this means that in the even-numbered years, Domotex will be known as ‘Domotex – Home of Flooring’, covering the entire field of hard floor coverings and related articles as well as carpets and rugs. In the odd-numbered years, ‘Domotex – Carpets & Rugs’ will include exhibitors from the range of handmade and machine-made carpets and rugs.”
Fixed date in January remains
The Global Director further informs that in addition to the main event in Hannover, Domotex asia/Chinafloor in Shanghai and Domotex Turkey in Gaziantep (depending on further developments in the region after the earthquake) will further complement the event offer. For Domotex Hannover, the fixed date in January will be maintained. Next year, Domotex Hannover will take place from 11 to 14 January 2024.