DACF Showing Early Signs of Success
According to show officials, 94% of the display space for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor (DACF)—taking place March 22 through 24—has been booked.
The show will boast a total of 12 halls, including five devoted exclusively to carpets and textile floor coverings.
The product range on display includes sophisticated new carpets, unique hand-knotted rugs and carpets, as well as innovative carpeting solutions. DACF will showcase carpets in every possible form—from hand-made and machine-made carpets, carpets on the roll, carpet tiles and fitted carpets to mats, fibers and yarns, as well as the latest equipment for fitting and laying. Above all, the trade fair offers a complete overview of the latest trends and the biggest market players in the Asia-Pacific region.
Approximately 500 suppliers and manufacturers of textile floor coverings, carpets, materials and machinery for carpet-making from the international marketplace will present their products, according to organizers. Machine-made carpets will be featured in two halls (W1, W2) by major international players such as Oriental Weavers, Balta, Suminoe, Boyteks, Alsorayai and Solomon, Chinese suppliers such as Shanhua, Haima, Voxflor and Fuxing, and in national pavilions (e.g. by Belgium and Germany) and a pavilion staged by the American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA).
“Every year DACF demonstrates that it is a major carpet show which provides us with a unique opportunity to present product innovations and new developments to trade visitors and enter into a dialogue with professionals from China and the rest of the world,” said Peter Han, international sales director at Haima Carpets Group, Weihai/Shandong. “The trade fair offers visitors a wealth of useful information and opens up opportunities to establish and nurture international contacts and partnerships. The Asian carpet industry is taking gigantic steps, and particularly in China we are witnessing a steady process of consolidation. There is now a marked shift in favor of quality over sheer quantity.”
Information updates on emerging trends, accompanied by an array of innovative products and exciting new designs, can be found in the special Carpet InnovAction display in Hall W2.
Hall W5 will offer an amazing array of beautiful, hand-knotted carpets from internationally acclaimed carpet makers such as Abbas Nishaburi, Jaipur, Tibetan Sheep and SAIF, as well as at national displays by India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The World of Handmade Carpets Salon in Hall W5 will prove a highlight among trade visitors as it is an excellent opportunity to view the products of leading manufacturers. Hall W5 is also the venue of the recently introduced Hosted Buyer Program—a platform for hand-knotted carpets where exhibitors and customers from China and the Asia-Pacific region are invited to meet and establish business contacts on the first day of the trade fair.
For more information, visit domotexasiachinafloor.com.