Published on : Monday, July 29, 2013
DOMOTEX Middle East is recording solid bookings for exhibition space from Turkish and international companies. Turkey’s buoyant economy no doubt has a part to play in prompting registrations from key players in the global floor coverings market. From 7 to 10 November 2013, DOMOTEX Middle East will be showcasing a vast range of carpets and floor coverings from around the world at the Istanbul Expo Center.
“With a projected economic development of nearly 4% next year, Turkey remains on a growth course and reasserts its position as one of the world’s 20 most dynamic places to do business,” explained Martin Folkerts, Director Global Fairs at Deutsche Messe in Hannover.
Turkish construction sector back on growth trajectory
The period of consolidation which followed the 2010 and 2011 boom years in Turkey’s construction sector has ended, with the local industry now bracing for a new growth spurt. The Turkish government’s plans to foster environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient building solutions have sparked fresh interest from construction companies and finance providers.
The Turkish government also plans to increase the capacity of its domestic hotel industry, especially the number of hotel newbuilds by international luxury hotel chains. Other major construction measures in the planning pipeline include a third international airport, a finance center, the Istanbul Seaport project and the expansion and upgrade of the country’s network of hospitals.
The product portfolio on show at this year’s DOMOTEX Middle East will reflect the sheer scale and specific needs of Turkey’s burgeoning construction sector. It will comprise hand- and machine-made carpets, hallway runners and mats, textile and resilient floor coverings, laminates and timber and parquet flooring. It will also feature state-of-the art textile production machinery and materials, such as fibers and yarns; artificial grass and sports surfaces; laying, cleaning and application technologies; and natural stone, marble and ceramic tiles.
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