Domotex Middle East, which next runs from Nov. 7-10 at the Istanbul Expo Center, is an important marketplace for anyone and everyone with a professional interest in carpets or parquet flooring.
Turkey is not only one of Europe’s top producers of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), but also one of its biggest buyer’s markets for parquet flooring. Turkish consumer demand for laminate and multilayer parquet flooring has been rising steadily over the past several years. According to reports published by The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), Turkey’s parquet imports rose steeply last year, from as much as approximately 700,000 square meters in 2011.
Domotex Middle East is organized by Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A. Ş. “The Turkish economy grew stronger than expected in the first half of 2013. The country’s GDP was up 3.7 percent compared with the same time last year, due in considerable measure to government spending, which increased 55 percent. Against this background, a visit to Domotex Middle East is an absolute must for businesses in the carpet and flooring industry who want to benefit from Turkey’s economic upswing. The fair has the added benefit that it opens the door to new business in the Middle East. Another noteworthy point: The R+T fair to be held concurrently with Domotex Middle East for the first time this year will generate valuable synergies for visitors and exhibitors alike,” said Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A. Ş General Manger, Alexander Kühnel,
Domotex Middle East is unique in that it enables a great many international flooring companies to showcase their products to buyers from the Middle East and Turkey. It is the only trade fair in the entire region to offer this kind of scope. Domotex Middle East runs concurrently with R+T Turkey, which is staged at the Istanbul Fair Center. The R+T show complements the Domotex offering with an array of innovations in roller shutters, windows, doors, gates, window shutters, grilles, fences, tents and umbrellas, awnings and sun protection systems.
In addition to stand-alone showcases by international market leaders, Domotex Middle East will feature national pavilions from China, India, Iran, Turkey and Germany. The show will also be international in terms of its visitors who will include many high-ranking delegates from enterprises, industry associations and institutions from a whole range of countries, including Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Iran and Iraq. Among the confirmed visitors are senior procurement executives and project managers in charge of major construction projects, as well as leading architects and interior designers.
The Turkish government is planning further, large-scale infrastructure projects. These include the light rail project in Sakarya (on the Black Sea Coast), a logistics center in the Havza district, various power station projects and a third airport in Istanbul. The projects will continue to provide stimulus for the Turkish economy and offer major business opportunities for European exporters.