Published on : Monday, May 14, 2018
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR’s 20th Anniversary edition concluded March 22nd 2018, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers and increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events.
The show exceeded anticipated registration numbers for international guests and exhibiting companies, making 2018 the largest turnout in DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR history. This year’s edition grew to an impressive show space of 160,000 sqm and welcomed over 60,000 visitors from 104 countries. Attendees from South Korea, USA, Japan, India, and Malaysia made up the top-5 international countries. From the total number of 1,418 exhibitors, 281 came from outside of China.
“The greatness of this exhibition was visible this year in regards to participation”, said Susanne Klaproth, Director of DOMOTEX Worldwide. “It’s a good feeling to see our brand earning more international attention and respect. Especially in Asia, we foresee enormous potential for the platform, as construction and flooring projects will continue to increase in the region”.
Wood flooring experts from Australia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, and the United States were welcomed to China for an official business ceremony in Nanxun. “I had the pleasurable experience of being a part of the “2018 Nanxun – VIP Hosted Buyers Program with DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR” said Roberto Dos Ramos from Grupo Europisos S.A Panama. “I can assure that this was an event of excellence to the last detail in the meeting itinerary program with the suppliers, visits to their factories, and quality of enterprises with which we interacted with”.
The second edition of the Luxury Brands Carpet Show was yet again a fan-favorite, especially as the pavilion grew in space to feature more of the industry’s high end luxury rug designers from around the world. “Luxury Brands came out with a bang for its second year in Shanghai”, exclaimed Erika Kurtz COO of New Moon Rugs. “We had a fabulous group of the world’s premier rug brands working to increase the exposure of hand-made rugs in this up-and-coming market. This year also brought new and exciting buyers and it looks like the luxury handmade rug industry is beginning to gain momentum throughout mainland China.”
The 2018 InnovAction Flooring Campaign launched 400 products and materials from the Carpet, Resilient, and Wood sectors.
The winners of the 2018 Top-10 Best Products at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR were: Carpet, Resilient, and Wood sectors, and Dunhua City Ruifuyuan Wood Industry.
Over 8,000 visitors attended the 4 conference sessions and 20 design salons which touched on topics such as creative workspaces.