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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor increases exhibition space

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary March 20-22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, here. The show welcomes an all-star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest Domotex asia/ChinaFloor to date. Due to high demand in all product categories, the show has significantly increased exhibition capacity to accommodate over 1,400 companies.

Wood (Hall E1-E3, E9-E11 and T1-T7)
The wood flooring sector will present the latest innovations in solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, cork, bamboo and WPC flooring. Hall E1 will be home to many well-known brands visiting the show for the first time, including: Junckers, I4F, HKS and Ribadao.

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 is promoting WPC decking as a hot subcategory to accommodate an overflow of outdoor decking and wood flooring exhibitors. One of the highlights coming from E10 is the WPC decking VIP Hosted Buyers program. The business platform involves 50 WPC decking exhibitors and 15 VIP international delegates with the goal of increasing collaboration between Chinese suppliers and global flooring companies.

Carpet (Hall W1-W5)
The country pavilions from Afghanistan, India, Iran and Pakistan signify the ever-increasing strength of the show’s hand-made carpet division. Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States fill the gap to present a large variety of machine-made carpets and rugs. In Hall W5, The Luxury Brands Carpet Show will host 16 internationally renowned designers and their

extravagant, unique carpets. The “Carpet Tile Zone” has seen 35% growth from last year and is becoming another main visitor highlight of the show.

Resilient (Halls E5-E9 and T10-13)
Now covering five halls, resilient flooring has become Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s largest segment. Extra efforts have also been made to spearhead sport flooring as the up and coming niche in this year’s exhibition as participation has risen 57% since 2017. The Sport Flooring Experience Area will organize a badminton tournament on artificial turf pitch and construct an Ice+Snow Zone. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the following exhibitors: Gerflor, Armstrong, Tarkett Asia Pacific, Laticrete, Nature Building Materials, Jason Building Material, Yunduce Decorative, Dryadmix, LanGuan and Nidehigh Technology.

Technology (Hall E4 and E11)
Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 introduces the best of flooring technology—everything from raw material suppliers to floor laying, extrusion and packing machinery. In Hall E11, domestic wallboard companies such as Dilong Culture, Nanyang Decoratire and Youzhong Decoration will be launching their products at the exhibition for the first time.

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 19th edition concluded stronger than ever

domotex-asiaShanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, the leading flooring tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, opened its doors to visitors and exhibitors from all around the world during March 21-23 at the Shanghai New Exhibition Center. Over 1,300 exhibitors from 40 different countries, among which 313 were international, exhibited both traditional and innovative flooring products. The total number of visitors increased by 8.2% from the previous edition and reached 54,529 visitors, among which 12,812 were international flooring professionals.

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s InnovAction Flooring program gave 2017 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their newest products to the audience before and during the exhibition. Over 400 exhibitors launched more than 500 new products on the show’s dedicated online platform. Visitors voted online and onsite for their favorite innovative products choosing the top 10 from wood, carpet and resilient sectors. Following are the companies that receive the 2017 Top 10 New Products awards: Ere Flooring, Fuyu Woven, Fuxing Carpet, Proparq, Homedec Weiya Carpet, Innomaster Home, Jiali Carpet, Kingdom Plastics, Taishan Artificial Turf Industry and Yingtaihongye Home Decoration.

For the first time, Domotex asia/ChinaFloor in collaboration with COVER magazine successfully hosted Luxury Brands, a contemporary high-end handmade design carpet showcase. Luxury Brands consisted of an exclusive display area which featured a curated selection of high-end hand-made carpets from some of the top international rug brands.

The exhibition’s halls were flooded by visitors from China, Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world, who came to discover new trends, technologies and innovations and took part in 33 conferences, events and seminars around flooring practices, applications and modern day challenges, presented by world-renowned flooring experts, professionals and designers. Events like the “All in One Home Decoration Industry and Wooden Products Development Summit” and the “Bamboo Flooring and Outdoor Decking Matchmaking” attracted a plethora of both domestic and international flooring visitors.

Another feature that continued its successful route following its 2016 launch was the U.S. Distributor Delegation that brought together 10 flooring professionals from some of the biggest flooring distributing companies in the U.S. for a China Factory Tour before the exhibition and onsite B2B match making with selected exhibitors during Domotex asia/ChinaFloor. “The breadth of products at the exhibition was simply incredible,” said Chuck Greene, hardwood product manager at Apollo Distributing. “It is something that any executive who deals with Asian manufacturing should experience. I would definitely say the trip provided me with extra knowledge that will prove crucial for future dealings.”

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017: The Leader for Innovation in Asia-Pacific

domotex-asiaShanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor has secured its place as the leading trade show in Asia-Pacific for innovation in flooring, especially for new and emerging categories like LVT and WPC.

Soon, the second delegation of leading North American distributors will meet with suppliers from China and Asia for a week-long event that will include guided factory tours and previews of product and new emerging technologies. As part of the tour, they will have the opportunity to meet with exhibitors of the 19th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, which will take place March 21-23, 2017, in Shanghai, China.

Last year’s distributor delegates noted how impressed they were with the advanced state of manufacturing in Chinese factories. This year will be no different as leading companies prepare to show off their operations.

“The world of flooring is waking up to the new possibilities that advancing technology offers and Asian suppliers [are] now part of that story,” said Santiago Montero, former publisher and editor-in-chief of Floor Covering Weekly, who has been tapped to lead this year’s delegation. “This trip will not only give distributors a first-hand look at the quality and scope of Asian manufacturing operations, it will break down the barriers to direct relationships between the two.”

The 2017 Delegation will include some of North America’s leading distribution companies, including Diamond W, Apollo, Wanke Cascade, A-M Supply, Abraham Linc, Horizon Forest Products and others.

Online registration is now open and admittance for pre-registered visitors is free.

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Visitor online registration opens for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017

domotex-asiaShanghaiDomotex asia/ChinaFloor, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia-Pacific region, has opened its visitor online registration for the next trade fair, which is set to take place March 21-23, 2017, in Shanghai, China. Trade visitors can now register online and secure complimentary admission tickets.

Online registration provides trade visitors with various special benefits such as the opportunity to contact exhibitors before the event, access the site and search for new product launches and innovations, as well as plan their visit. With only four months left around 900 companies have now registered.

“As the only international trade fair specializing in floor coverings in the Asia Pacific region, Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is the ideal address for anyone keen to obtain an overview of current developments in the vibrant floor coverings market,” said David Zhong, president of VNU Exhibitions Asia, one of the organizers of the trade fair. “With its location in the heart of our region this event facilitates communication and generates business leads with participants from various parts of the world interested in doing business in China and other markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The latest and most innovative flooring products will be showcased within the InnovAction Flooring concept. Visitors will have the opportunity to gain a quick overview of exhibitors’ innovations as well as meet interesting manufacturers.

For more information, please visit www.domotexasiachinafloor.com