China announced recently a nationwide loosening of COVID19 restrictions. The announcement comes as a positive sign on the future of the exhibition industry and was met with enthusiasm both by organizers and participants. The main new loosened up measures, involve less testing, no extensive lockdowns, and no quarantine in centralized centers for patients with mild symptoms. The relaxation of rules constitutes the most sweeping changes since the pandemic started three years ago, clearly marking a return to normality in the very near future in China.

At the same time, the global trade and what involves imports and exports in the flooring industry is also heading towards a speedy recovery. DOMOTEX Hannover took place 12-15 of January 2023, after two long years of absence, and more than 100 Chinese exhibitors took part in person. “This is a clear sign of liberalization of the global trade. We believe that the second half of 2023 will mark a strong rebound in international and domestic activities in a safer environment”, stated Mr. David Zhong, President of VNU Exhibitions Asia, Ltd, co-organizer of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR. This is also why the organizers have decided that for 2023, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will take place 26-28 of July, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, bringing back the high-quality event to the flooring industry.

In the 2023 edition that marks the 25th year of consecutive DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR shows, new and well-loved highlights and events will be complementing the industry’s biggest gathering in the Asia Pacific region. Z-Space, is the newest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR showcase, bringing all aspects of multi-dimensional spaces in the spotlight by covering various categories of the floor-wall-ceiling concept. The Hosted Buyers Program will introduce once again both onsite and online quality buyers to some of the top flooring manufacturers from the region. The hosted buyers that will opt for the onsite option will be enjoying free accommodation in Shanghai along with a VIP status at the exhibition, among other benefits. Finally, the China Flooring Industry Summit Forum, will be held once again, with 23 renowned experts and outstanding entrepreneurs as speakers. Their presentations and discussions will be attended by high ranked professionals representing more than 200 flooring companies in China among others.

In the past three years, due to China’s strict epidemic prevention policy, apart from the restrictions encountered in international and domestic travel, all commercial activities in the region took a big hit as well and were stagnant during that time. With the adjustment of the governmental policies, the long-term accumulated demand in the China market will become very obvious in the months ahead. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is there to facilitate the constantly increasing flooring industry demands and surge in the market, and will continue to be the most suitable business platform in the Asia Pacific region.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2023 is the place to be for all professionals, visitors and exhibitors, planning to access and expand their business to one of the world’s largest flooring, real estate and construction markets. For more information about the show visit

About DOMOTEX Worldwide

DOMOTEX HANNOVER (11-14th January 2024) is the world’s leading floor covering trade show. Deutsche Messe AG Hannover organizes the show.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (26-28th July 2023 in Shanghai) is the largest international flooring show in the Asia-Pacific region. VNU Exhibitions Asia, Build Your Dream and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, jointly organize the show.

DOMOTEX Turkey (10-13th July 2023 in Antalya) serves the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets. Hannover Fairs Turkey, a subsidiary of Deutsche, organizes the show.