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Delegation of U.S. distributors to attend Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016

logo-new-124Shanghai, China—Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016, slated for March 22-24 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center here, will host its first North American distributor delegation during the show. Delegates will meet with peers from China and other parts of Asia, preview new products and technologies, tour manufacturing sites and learn about conducting business with Asian partners.

Pre-arranged visits to production facilities of leading flooring manufacturers located near Shanghai will give delegates an important introduction to China’s manufacturing and business practices. “Chinese manufacturers make fabulous products at excellent values, but business is conducted in a different manner in Asia,” said Jim Gould, president of the Floor Covering Institute. “It is important to see the facilities, meet the people, clarify expectations and avoid misunderstandings. Costly mistakes can be made if the details are not talked through to achieve a true meeting of the minds.”

Gould strongly recommends that all attendees take an extra day or two to visit manufacturers while in China during the exhibition. “China has become the hotbed of innovation. Anyone missing Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will be a year behind learning what is new and what the future holds. Distributors especially need to visit the show because their customers depend on them to offer the newest and best products available.”

Some delegates include Hoy Lanning, senior vice president, CMH marketing and Haines purchasing; Steve Rosenthal, senior vice president of sales and marketing, All Tile; Theodore Gillgrist, vice president, purchasing, William M. Bird; and Michael Martin, president and CEO, National Wood Flooring Association.

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Resilient flooring increases presence at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 4.58.41 PMShanghai, China—Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor 2016, scheduled for March 22-24 here, will feature the largest array of resilient floor coverings the show has seen since its establishment. With four months to go, 95% of the available exhibition space for resilient floor coverings has already been booked. There has been a noticeable increase in exhibitor numbers and occupied floor space, especially in the commercial construction sector. Spread over three halls, more than 250 Chinese and international manufacturers of resilient floor coverings will be presenting their products on 35,000 square meters of floor space.

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Resilient remains fastest growing sector at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 1.20.06 PMShanghai—With five months to go, 95% of exhibition space is already booked for Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016, taking place March 22-24 here, with resilient flooring taking the lead. Over 250 domestic and international resilient manufacturers will be exhibiting throughout three dedicated halls. Space dedicated to international resilient flooring is the fastest filling section of the exhibition hall so far, which shows a strong trend in the Asian and Chinese marketplace.

Some new exhibitors will include USFloors, Konkera, KCC and Ilshin. USFloors has chosen to exhibit at this show to “further emphasize the company’s commitment to expand globally and look for strong partners all over the world,” said Piet Dossche, president and CEO of USFloors.

In addition, the show’s new two-year contract plan, offering preferred rates and benefits, was met with great enthusiasm across the industry.

Free online pre-registration is open at domotexasiachinafloor.com.