Shanghai, China. The 19th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will take place on March 21-23, 2017, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. As the leading trade fair for various segments of the flooring industry in the Asia-Pacific area the event is continuing to expand and its international profile in 2017 will be stronger than ever. Seven months before the gates are opened 13 percent more display space has been booked compared with last year.
Manufacturers of international brands have booked approx. 32% of the total space booked at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017. Major suppliers of resilient floor coverings such as Armstrong, Gerflor, KCC, KDF, LG Hausys, Nox, US FLOORS and Windmoeller have confirmed their participation. They will be joined by big names in the wood flooring industry such as Amorim, Alsapan, Classen, the French Timber Association, Haro, Swiss Krono Group and Välinge, as well as Balta, Boyteks, Jaipur, Nishaburi, Oriental Weavers and Suminoe from the carpet industry. National pavilions have been reserved by Belgium, India, Pakistan and the USA, i.e. the American Floorcovering Alliance (in the carpet sector) and the National Wood Flooring Association.
The exhibition space embraces twelve halls. Five halls are dedicated to carpets, rugs and runners, and four to parquet and laminate flooring, as well as to cork, bamboo and other hard floor products and the FloorTech display. The remaining three halls have been allocated to resilient floor coverings for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. At the heart of the extremely popular wood flooring category, a new special display area will accommodate the exhibits of manufacturers of ceramic tiles and WPC outdoor decking.
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 attracted 1,303 exhibitors from 40 countries, as well as 50,398 trade visitors, including 11,963 foreign visitors from 106 countries. In 2017 the event will build on its past successes and attract more trade professionals by consolidating its position as an outstanding global meeting-place for business leads and contacts across the vast and expanding Asian flooring market.