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Välinge receives Outstanding Contribution award at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

Viken, Sweden—Välinge received the “20 years of Outstanding Contribution Award” during Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20-year anniversary gala dinner, March 19.

“We are very grateful for this award and for being recognized as a significant and loyal exhibitor through the years at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor” said Per Nygren, vice president of Välinge Innovation.

Välinge has been active on the Chinese market for a long time and has experienced a strong annual growth in the region. In order to serve the increased number of licensees as well as potential licensees, the operations in China continuously expands with more staff working with technical support and sales.

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Luxury brands carpet show returns to Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, Asia-Pacific’s most established trade show for the flooring industry, and Cover Magazine are set to host the second edition of the curated

Luxury Brands designer carpet showcase on March 20-22. The Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection has captured the industry’s attention and respect due to the quality of hand-made carpets and popularity of the international designers participating.

VIPs, invited guests and international journalists can visit the signature marquee in Hall-W5, presenting 16 renowned carpet design firms that are looking to indulge visitors with a variety of extravagant products. Each company will introduce two of their finest hand-made rugs with the goal of attracting buyers as well as industry professionals interested in collaborating on future design projects.

The internationally renowned designers from Europe, the Middle-East and North America joining the pavilion this year are: Amadi Carpets, Ariana Rugs, Art Resources, CC-Tapis Creative Matters, Edelgrund, French Accents, H.O.C. Design, Hossein Rezvani, Lila Valadan, New Moon, Rug Star, Samad, Tufenkian, Wool & Silk and Zollanvari.

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor celebrates 20 years

DACF logo-01Shanghai, China—The Shanghai New International Expo Center will be the meeting point for flooring professionals during the 20th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor. The show is set to run March 20-22, 2018. With only six months till the show, exhibitors from across the flooring industry are quickly securing their space. The show is already 80% booked.

The show’s internationality is increasing year after year with even more world-renowned brands joining the largest flooring show in Asia Pacific. International brands, to date, occupy more than 21% of the total confirmed exhibiting space. Some of the world’s leading brands participating in Domotex asia/ChinaFloor include: Armstrong, Gerflor, KCC, KDF, LG Hausys, Nox, USFloors, HanWha, Tarkett, Toli, Meijer, Elegant, Kingdom, Alsapan, Classen, French Timber Association, Haro, Swiss Krono Group, Parador, Kaindl, Egger, Faus, Giant, Weitzer Parkett, Edelholz, Balterio, Alloc, Unilin, Homelegend, Lamett, Power Dekor, Arte Mundi, A&W, Valinge, Balta, Boyteks, Nishaburi, Oriental Weavers, Farrahi, Shanhua, Haima, SanLi, Beaulieu, Mannington, Best Wool Carpets, Suminoe, Homag, Osmo, Dynea, Klumpp, Winters-teiger, Hawk, Banfert and Azumi.

The 2018 exhibition includes 12 halls among which five are dedicated to carpet and rugs, four to wood, laminate, cork, bamboo and other hard surfaces, and three halls dedicated to resilient flooring for commercial, industrial and residential use along with more than 161,000 square feet of outdoor exhibiting space. Special areas designed by Kostas Chatzigiannis of KCA will be available for all exhibitors participating in the InnovAction program–a platform enabling exhibitors to launch their newest products.

The Luxury Brands carpet show is coming back for the second time with returning handmade rug brands as well as brand new designers for an exclusive upscale experience in the world of handmade carpets. The 2018 show will also include cadet conferences and events, the Materia exhibition, the Floor Heating forum, the Hospital Space Design forum and much more. Attendees will also see exciting new launches, such as the woods and PVC wallboard showcase and the winter sports themed events in the Sports Flooring forum.

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017 gathered 1,364 exhibitors from 40 countries and attracted 54,529 trade visitors, of which 12,812 were international coming from 100 nations. Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 marks 20 years and is expected to become a unique point of reference for all flooring professionals as it continues to offer the flooring industry a unique platform to access and do business in Asia – Pacific, the biggest flooring market in the world.

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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.

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Domotex Asia 2016 attendance up 9.3%; 2017 show 63% booked

DOMOTEX asia / CHINAFLOOR ist die größte Teppich- und Bodenbelags-Messe in der Region Asien-Pazifik, und die zweitgrößte Fachmesse ihrer Art in der Welt. Sie findet jährlich im März auf dem Shanghai New International Expo Centre statt und zieht mehr als 40.000 Besucher aus der ganzen Welt an.

Shanghai–The 18th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, held here March 23-26, featured 1,303 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracted 50,398 trade visitors from more than 110 nations, resulting in a 9.3% increase compared to last year.

Martin Folkerts, director of Global Fairs at Deutsche Messe, one of the organizers of the show, said the increased number of exhibitors and visitors “were a clear indication of the confidence that the flooring industry players have on the show as the best platform to do business in the region.”

Piet Dossche, CEO of USFloors, which was a first-time exhibitor at the show, said, “The exhibition keeps attracting the most prominent buyers from all over the world.”

One highlight of Domotex Asia 2016 was the visit of the first North American distributor delegation who visited some of the biggest domestic exhibitors’ manufacturing sites.

The next Domotex asia/ChinaFloor will be held March 21-23, 2017. To date, 63% of the available exhibition space is already booked, show organizers reported.

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Domotex Asia/Chinafloor attendance rises 9.3%

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 9.21.24 AMShanghai–The 18th edition of Domotex Asia/Chinafloor, which took place March 22-24, 2016, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, gathering 1,303 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracting 50,398 trade visitors from more than 110 nations. This represents an increase of 9.3% in attendees compared to last year.

Visitors from all around the globe discovered new trends, technologies and innovations in 12 halls covering a gross area of 140,000 square meters and took part in more than 30 conferences, events and seminars.

 The first North American distributor delegation, consisting of 12 U.S.-based distributors, visited some of the biggest domestic exhibitors’ manufacturing sites before the show and met with their Chinese and Asian peers during the show. An international delegation of bamboo flooring buyers was also assembled within the frame of the 2016 Bamboo Flooring Hosted Buyer Program, held in cooperation with the Anji Commercial Bureau.

Events such as the World Flooring Forum, co-organized by Domotex Asia/Chinafloor and the China National Forest Products Association shed a light on the Chinese wood flooring market’s status quo, while the China International WPC Development Forum 2016 gathered domestic and international leaders in the fields of WPC production, raw material supply, engineering, construction and research, setting up a communication platform where the industry’s investments, developments and innovations were extensively discussed.

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Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor partners with TISE

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 2.21.18 PMShanghai, China—Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor, has entered into a mutual endorsement agreement with The International Surface Event (TISE). This partnership expands the reach of both events and establishes a strong global presence.

“China has become an important market for the flooring industry’s innovation and new product development,” said David Zhong, president, VNU Exhibitions Asia. “Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor has been the proud platform on which global manufacturers can introduce those products to the world. Partnering with TISE expands the reach of both exhibitions across the world’s two largest economies.”

Dana Teague, vice president of the design group, Informa Global Exhibitions, added, “We are delighted to be working with their leadership to jointly promote our events and the importance of the flooring industry. This mutual endorsement demonstrates the shows’ commitment to the flooring industry and its future growth and success.”

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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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Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016 expected to break records

logo-new-124Shanghai, China—All indicators point to a strong, bigger and more international Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor 2016. The leading international flooring show in Asia-Pacific is receiving a positive response from both ends of the flooring market: exhibitors and professional visitors. More than 1,300 exhibitors are expected to participate in the 18th edition of the show, a considerable increase in attendees is expected according to online pre-registration.

“As the most popular trade show for the flooring industry in Asia-Pacific, Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor is the perfect platform for flooring exhibitors and professional visitors alike, a fact highly strengthened by its resonance in the flooring market and the constantly increasing number of industry role players’ interest in attending the show,” said David Zhong, president of VNU Exhibitions Asia, co-organizer of the event.