• Closing date for submissions: 1 November 2016
  • The submissions process for Innovations@DOMOTEX 2017 has begun. This successful format offers DOMOTEX exhibitors an additional opportunity to showcase their latest products at the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, and thus to stand out from the competition. Exhibitors have time until 1 November 2016 to submit their latest products in the categories textile floor coverings, fibres and yarns; resilient floor coverings; wood parquet and laminate; modern hand-made carpets and rugs; and applications and installation technologies. Product samples can also be submitted. Participation in Innovations@DOMOTEX is free of charge for registered exhibitors.

    Innovations@DOMOTEX – a major crowd-puller

    In 2017 back for the fourth time, Innovations@DOMOTEX will once again be presenting the latest trends and innovations on a series of dedicated display areas in Halls 6, 9 and 17. The benefit for exhibitors is obvious: trends and innovations are natural crowd-pullers. So Innovations@DOMOTEX offers participating exhibitors an additional, high-profile showcase for their products. “High-profile” because the format attracts extensive press coverage in the international media before, during and after the show. In addition, the guided tours, led by prominent industry experts, will take groups of interested visitors working in architecture and interior design direct to the stands of participating exhibitors. Here too, the benefits are immediately clear: more footfall, producing noticeably more contacts, and therefore more sales opportunities.

    A jury of experts under the chairmanship of the renowned industrial designer Stefan Diez will examine and assess the entries in mid-November 2016, and put together a varied shortlist. New products submitted in the product group “Modern hand-made carpets and rugs” are assessed by a separate international jury of design and carpet industry professionals, which is responsible for the Carpet Design Awards. The jury selects the best designer carpets and rugs in eight categories. These will be on display throughout the show on the Innovations@DOMOTEX Area in Hall 17, which also hosts the formal prize award ceremony for the winners on 15 January 2017. The Carpet Design Awards are regarded as the top international accolade for exclusive hand-made carpets and rugs, and are eagerly awaited at the start of every year.

    Entries for Innovations@DOMOTEX 2017 can be submitted up until 1 November 2016 via the Online Business System (OBS). Full details are available on the Internet at www.obs.messe.de.