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DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 has already clearly surpassed expectations

13 January/ 2016

Shanghai. All the signs are that DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 (22-24 March) will be a resounding success. Three months before the gates open on the leading international trade fair for floor coverings in the Asia-Pacific region the organizers are already reporting a tremendous response from the market. “There is every indication that the 18th DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be bigger and have larger international reach than ever before”, says Martin Folkerts, Director of Global Fairs at Deutsche Messe Hannover. “More than 1300 exhibitors are expected at the exhibition venue in Shanghai. On the basis of the online registrations received so far we also expect a big increase in the number of trade visitors.” 

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR brings together various groups of exhibitors and visitors under one roof, thus accommodating many different interests. The trade fair offers a perfect business platform for exhibitors and visitors alike: “Manufacturers of floor coverings enjoy excellent opportunities to display their products and innovations, while commercial buyers can find the perfect merchandise to meet their requirements for the coming sales season and discover the latest trends in the industry”, Folkerts added. “This success is not only reflected in the tremendous response the event has received, but also in the attendance of increasing numbers of market leaders.”

HORNBACH, one of the biggest operators of DIY and garden centre outlets in Europe, has announced that its order planning for 2016 will be finalized at DOMOTEX. This important date for buyers is especially attractive to this major German chain store in this sector as the company recently set up a new base in Hong Kong as an import distribution centre. “We are interested in a broad range of flooring materials, including luxury vinyl tiles, laminates, parquet, bamboo, wood plastic composites, outdoor decking, etc. Of course, the decision to purchase would normally not be made in just three days, but this event offers us a chance to meet numerous suppliers and see numerous products and designs at one venue”, explains Klaus Götz, company head of buying at HORNBACH ASIA Ltd. “Regarding the origins of the products on display, there are no limits – countries from every corner of the world exhibit here. For us the trade fair is the place where we want to meet authorized traders, discover new products for our floor coverings portfolio and naturally meet new suppliers of diverse products in the categories that interest us most. This is more effective and less time-consuming than visiting individual manufacturers.”

The event is undoubtedly the place to gain a picture of current market developments, as well as make new contacts and generate business. Those interested in grasping these opportunities can simply register at to obtain complimentary admission tickets. Visitors who register online in advance do not have to queue at the entrance to the Exhibition Grounds and can plan their trade fair visit and arrange meetings with exhibitors well before the event.

More information on the trade fair can be found at



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