Shanghai -- Domotex Asia /ChinaFloor’s 21st edition concluded March 28, achieving new milestones in exhibitor numbers, increased participation with VIP programs, and onsite events. This year’s edition grew to show space of 175,000 square meters and welcomed more than 1,560 exhibitors. From the total number of 66,875 visitors, 15,092 came from outside of China. Attendees from South Korea, the U.S., Japan, India, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada and Germany made up the top-10 international visiting countries.

"This year's Domotex Asia /ChinaFloor was again very international,” said Sonia Wedell-Castellano, global director of Domotex Worldwide. “This makes the Shanghai-based show a global market place that brings together the international carpet and flooring industry. The many design events, such as the Chinese Original Carpet Design Show, provided inspiration and new ideas, as well as initiating new business. All of the exhibitors I talked to were very satisfied with both the quality and quantity of visitors to their booths. Once again, Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor has proven to be a trendsetter and has delivered real potential for the flooring industry in the Asia-Pacific region."

The day before the show, Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor hosted the World Flooring Forum in collaboration with China National Forest Products. A highlight of the conference was a global market overview presented by eight keynote speakers from Europe, the U.S., Australia and China. They shared their perspectives on the current status and future market trends of the flooring industry in China, Europe and North America. The conference also included four consecutive panel discussions. More than 400 leaders from the biggest Chinese manufacturers and global distributors were there to discuss market trends, technology innovations, material applications, distribution channels, and branding.

Wood and bamboo flooring experts from Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.S. attended B2B meetings with exhibiting manufacturers. The goal of this program is to increase business collaboration between international buyers and domestic wood and bamboo flooring suppliers.

Co-organized with the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA), 38 Australian buyers went on a special tour through the wood halls of the fair to increase onsite engagement and business collaboration with top Chinese wood exhibitors.

The third edition of the Luxury Brands Carpet Show also welcomed new and returning design companies. As part of the Luxury Brands show for 2019, there were series of talks by exhibitors and COVER magazine, on the subject of rugs and their importance for interiors and future rug trends. Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor organized this design event in order to give confidence to local talents and to support exceptional art students. More than 50 local designers took part in the online competition and were judged on style, pattern, and interior matching by three of the industry’s leading international media publications: HALI, Carpet XL and Decostyle. 25 selected pieces were shown onsite, where the professional jury chose the top 13 carpets.

The 2019 InnovAction Flooring Campaign presented 21 products and materials from the resilient and wood sectors. The voting for the show’s Top-10 Best Products took place three weeks before the show opening and was judged online by the flooring professionals. The winners of the 2019 Top-10 Best Products at Domotex Asia /ChinaFloor were: Shenzhen Kingforests, Histep Healthy Home, Jonhos, Nature Home, Hunan St. Paul Wood, Kunshan Waytex Textile Industry, Chuangxie Floor, Zhejiang Gimig Technology, Jiangsu Zhengyoung Flooring Decoration Material and Hunan Fengchang Building Materials.

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