Domotex: Uptrend in Shanghai
The 18th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR gathered 1,303 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracted 50,398 trade visitors from more than 110 nations.
An increase of 9.3 per cent in the visitors’ number compared to last year, shows clearly an uptrend on the audience’s preference to the leading international flooring show in Asia Pacific. Both domestic and international exhibitors were highly satisfied both by the professional visitors’ turnout and their high quality, resulting in an outstanding onsite rebooking percentage of 62.8 per cent on exhibiting space for 2017. The trade fair took place on March 22-24, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, visitors from all around the globe discovered new trends, technologies and innovations in 12 halls covering a gross area of 140,000sqm and took part in more than 30 conferences, events and seminars regarding flooring practices, applications and modern day challenges, presented by world-renowned flooring experts, professionals and designers.
The sector of the Handmade Carpet was highlighted during the show with the Handmade Carpet Hosted Buyer Match-Making Event, a B2B casual networking event, held on the first day of the show at the Design Carpet Salon in Hall W5. Handmade carpet exhibitors participating to this event carried carpets from India, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal and Afghanistan, while the hosted buyers who joined the program were both from China and abroad. Events such as the World Flooring Forum, co-organized by DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR and the China National Forest Products Association shed a light on the Chinese wood flooring market’s status quo, while the China International WPC Development Forum 2016 gathered domestic and international leaders in the fields of WPC production, raw material supply, engineering, construction and research, setting up a communication platform where the industry’s investments, developments and innovations were extensively discussed.
Co-located design shows
Concurrent events alongside related industries increase the opportunity for knowledge exchange, education, cross marketing and networking among commercial industries that manufacture, sell, specify and use flooring products. Out of these concurrent professional events, two that stood out in 2016 are the Materia Exhibition and the cadex exhibition. cadex, the exclusive event for architecture and design was launched successfully for the first time parallel to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, with more than 50 innovative materials suppliers and more than 10 dedicated events, conferences and seminars that attracted some of the biggest architects, interior designers and property developers in the industry. Materia exhibition, was established in 1998 in an effort to bring closer architects and new material producers. In 2016, during the three days of the show it brought once more the newest material innovations from around the world for a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment.
The preparation for the 19th edition has already started and DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be coming back on 21st to 23rd of March 2017.