The 18th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor (DACF) gathered 1,303 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracted 50,398 trade visitors from more than 110 nations, according to show organizers.

Attendance at the show saw a 9.3% increase from last year, indicating an upward trend on the audience’s preference to the  international flooring show. Both domestic and international exhibitors were satisfied both by the professional visitors’ turnout, resulting in an onsite re-booking percentage of 62.8% on exhibiting space for the next edition of DACF. 

“Domotex asia/ChinaFloor was another successful event which reconfirmed the leading position of the show in Asia Pacific. In particular, the increased number of both 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“ said Martin Folkerts, director of global fairs at Deutsche Messe, one of the organizers of the show. “We have got very positive feedback from our exhibitors who have especially highlighted the high quality of the visitors and buyers for this edition. The show keeps increasing on both size and quality and we are committed to continue in the same pace for the future editions." 

Visitors from around the globe discovered new trends, technologies and innovations in 12 halls, and took part in more than 30 conferences, events and seminars regarding flooring practices, applications and modern day challenges, presented by industry professionals.

DACF provided international networking and business opportunities, such as the Bamboo Flooring Hosted Buyer Program, Handmade Carpet Hosted Buyer Match-Making Event and the World Flooring Forum.

With environmental protection and Innovation being the primary driving themes of the show, programs such as the GreenStep Asia Awards and InnovAction were designed to showcase new products that support these principals.

Finally, cadex and the Materia exhibition, in addition to other concurrent events alongside related industries increased the opportunity for knowledge exchange, education, cross marketing and networking among commercial industries that manufacture, sell, specify and use flooring products.

Preparation for the 19th edition of DACF has already started and will be taking place on March 21, 2017 through March 23.

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