"Dear partners and friends of DOMOTEX,

In the last few days and weeks, we have received increasing numbers of concrete indications that rumors are being spread in the market. Rumors, that DOMOTEX 2023 will not take place as planned or that significant (visitor) groups will not attend. Apparently, certain interest groups deliberately launch misinformation in order to pursue their particular interests. We expressly distance ourselves from such an approach, both in terms of content and manner.

Rumors about a cancellation cause great uncertainty among you and the entire community, both on the exhibitor and visitor side. I am therefore writing to you today this letter to give you the certainty that these rumors are simply not true. In any case, DOMOTEX 2023 will take place from January 12th to 15th!

Of course, we are aware that the framework conditions are very challenging: the Ukraine war, inflation and the increased (energy) costs are causing problems for all of us. It is all the more important that DOMOTEX, as the leading trade fair for floor coverings and carpets, offers a reliable platform in this difficult environment and offers you the opportunity for personal exchange, networking and the initiation of new business opportunities! Already 700 exhibitors from around 50 countries in 8 halls see it the same way and will use DOMOTEX 2023 to present their new products and innovations - not least on the subject of sustainability - to all interested trade visitors. My team and I have worked hard for this over the past 12 months and we are proud to finally be able to offer the industry its deserved platform with great highlights again!

And not only the exhibitors, but also and especially the visitors stand by our side and look forward to their visit in Hanover in January."

Stephan Hermes, Managing Director of Porta Service & Advisory GmbH & Co. KG
"DOMOTEX has been a showcase for the carpet and floor covering industry for many years. Now it can finally bring national and international exhibitors and visitors with a lot of purchasing power to Hanover again. I'm sure: DOMOTEX will continue to fully exploit its strengths in 2023 and expand even further."

Michael Roithner, central buyer, floor coverings and carpets, POCO Möbelmärkte GmbH
"We plan to visit DOMOTEX 2023 on all four days of the fair. We are looking for new products with good value for money, inspiration, sustainable materials and the trends of tomorrow."

Mustafa Nac, Export Operation Manager, Bahariye Hali
"After 3 years, our excitement to participate in the world's most important floor covering fair is increasing as time goes on. As a machine-made carpet manufacturer, we would like to see our customers with whom we have been working for a long time and to acquire new customers. We can say that it is imperative to attend the Domotex fair in order to find potential new customers and remain an important actor in this market. This fair will have a very important place in order to ensure that our business, which has increased during the pandemic, continues at the same pace."

Yasmine Khamis, Chair of the Oriental Group, Oriental Weavers
"DOMOTEX is the meeting place for the international carpet world. All the important international representatives of this industry come together to present trends and products and to exchange ideas. It is important for us to be present at DOMOTEX 2023 in order to stay in contact with our customers and interested parties and to establish new business relationships."

Bernhard ter Hürne, Management, ter Hürne GmbH & Co. KG
"We believe in our advantage of using DOMOTEX as the leading showcase for floor coverings from Europe for ter Hürne. Our average cost per new contact is excellent. And DOMOTEX covers the right topics that offer us, as European manufacturers, the stage for relevant differentiation in the international world of floor coverings. Not using this would be a missed opportunity. We also believe it is in the interest of European flooring manufacturers to defend and expand this forum together. That's why we decided to exhibit at DOMOTEX, not just in 2023 but also in 2024, when DOMOTEX will continue to develop its relevance for the future."

"So rest assured: DOMOTEX will take place as planned and will be a success, because only DOMOTEX offers the world's only platform for carpets and floor coverings.

If you have any questions or comments – my team and I are always at your disposal. Contact us. We are here for you !"

Kind regards
Sonia Wedell-Castellano | DOMOTEX Global Director