To add to the inspiration on offer, the show will feature a captivating program of speaking events – the DOMOTEX Talks – devoted to the UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE keynote theme. The speaker lineup includes internationally renowned architects and designers, such as Jürgen Mayer H., (J.MAYER.H, Berlin), Andreas Krawczyk (NKBAK, Frankfurt/Main), Chris Middleton (KINZO, Berlin) and Werner Aisslinger (Studio Aisslinger, Berlin), plus various new and emerging names in the design world. World-famous American interior design blogger and interior stylist Holly Becker will be giving a talk on the first day of the show in which she will share her views on the latest exciting and creative new developments in interior design. She will also participate in a discussion with other bloggers on future trends in interior design. The supporting program also includes daily Guided Tours led by big-name international architects and designers.

The presentation of the Carpet Design Awards on the Saturday of DOMOTEX is another Hall 9 highlight. The internationally coveted awards honor the world's best new designer carpets in eight categories. The 24 carpets shortlisted for the award will be on display in Hall 9 for the duration of DOMOTEX. Hall 9 will also have a key focus on the exciting promise of virtual reality as an interior design tool that streamlines planning and opens up a whole world of new possibilities. DOMOTEX will also feature an extensive and practically oriented exhibition and speaking program for parquet installers, floor layers, interior furnishers and painters.