DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will open its doors on July 26th welcoming flooring professionals from all around the world.
The floor covering industry will meet from July 26th to 28th, 2023 in Shanghai at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest floorcovering tradeshow in Asia Pacific. After 3 years of closed boarders and challenging environment during the pandemic, the show will return stronger than ever, reconfirming its leading position in the region. Over 60,000 professional visitors from China and the world are expected to visit the three-day event and experience the latest products and innovations in the industry. The show will host 1,600 exhibitors and brands in an overall exhibiting space of 200,000 sqm, spread throughout 7 halls at the National Exhibitions and Convention Centre (NECC). The organizers are looking forward to finally welcoming the participants from overseas who continue to register in big numbers. Visitors’ online registration will stay open until July 24th 13:00 Beijing time.
More than Flooring – is shows theme this year. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will return to cover the flooring world at 360 degrees, from raw materials to technologies and to finished floorcoverings products, both textile and hard flooring of any type. At the same time, complementary products such as ceiling and wall materials, door cabinets and more will also be present, to reflected the transformation and breakthrough of products from a single plan to a multi-dimensional concept of space fitting. The show will be a gathering point of the multi-dimensional space fitting industry chain to foster the cross-industry communication and multi-channel integration.
“We are very thrilled to finally see our show back to its normal size and attract professionals from all over the world. Our aim has always been to create a professional platform for the whole world flooring industry to meet and strengthen cooperations in Asia Pacific, for the future development of the industry. We couldn’t be happier and prouder seeing this happening again this year, after the halt during the pandemic.” – said David Zhong, President of VNU Exhibitions, the organizer of the event. “The world flooring industry continues to be vibrant and is bouncing back fast. China remains a manufacturing powerhouse and a big consumption market, therefore it continues to present many opportunities for companies all over the globe.” – concluded Zhong.
A FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
As China has finally fully returned to the international trade scene, the organizers have, this year, put an emphasis on the hosted buyer programs, to ensure the platform is helping at its best the regaining of trade relations in the flooring industry between China, Asia and the world. A particular focus has been put on the international buyers, to assist their smooth return to China through a unique hospitality package and an efficient visit and scouting of suppliers through various matchmaking activities. Over 100 selected international buyers will be hosted by the organizer and engage in different onsite activities, tailored to put them in contact with the right manufacturers as per their needs. Several matchmaking sessions, personalized guided tours and networking events are created to put the flooring demand and supply in contact in the most efficient way.
To help create more business opportunities for the attendees from the carpet sector, a group of hand-picked carpet buyers was organized in partnership with COVER Magazine of Hali Publications, the world leader media in the international rug and textile art market. In addition, a group of international buyers from the wood and resilient flooring sector will be hosted and guided in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EAcham), a non-governmental organization and global chamber, headquartered in Belgium, which operates in China since 16 years and has representative offices in 12 different countries worldwide such as the USA, Germany, France, Italy, India, Mexico, etc.
AN EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORM
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR has always put an important focus in being, not only a trading platform, but also a point for education, information and know how exchange in the flooring industry. For this purpose, concurrent events alongside related industries have been put in place to enhance attendees experience at the show and create more content and networking opportunities.
Multidimensional Interior Space Forum is a full day event which will take place on July 25th, one day before the show opening. In full synergy with the show’s theme this year, it will be a gathering of the elites from all multi-dimensional space fitting industry chain, including flooring, ceiling and wall materials, door cabinets, cross-border channels, engineering, and design. The forum will focus around several key aspects such as interior design integration trend, operational approaches, supply chain challenges as well as releases of researches and studies conducted in the sector.
cadex, the international event for connecting, learning and doing business in the design and architecture industry, will be located in hall 7.2H and will evolve around 2 main themes:
- Designing for a better future – a full day summit dedicated to architects and designers, taking place on July 26th, where a panel of 14 Chinese and International designers will discuss the post-pandemic challenges and the role the designing world can play in developing a better and environmentally sustainable future.
- Material Matters – a creative format built to link material with the design world. It includes a dedicated display area, Material Lab, and various workshops. The aim is to showcase the most innovative material solutions and how they can be integrated in a unique design and technique, as well as establish a communication channel between material suppliers and designers through designer-curated themes, sample distribution and knowledge exchange seminars.