Hannover, Germany—Domotex, a leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings, is set to restart in 2022. The event will be staged here in the southern part of the Hannover Exhibition Center Jan. 13-16, 2022, with various virtual participation options also available.
As a compact trade show staged in halls 11, 12 and 13, show organizers said admission is governed by “3G” regulations (“3G” is a German acronym standing for proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test result) and strict health and hygiene measures in place throughout the site.
“Many of our exhibitors and market partners are keenly interested in getting together again to kick things back into high gear,” explained Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Domotex at Deutsche Messe. “Others are still facing pandemic-related challenges and risks that they regard as possibly limiting when it comes to on-site participation. This means that many exhibitors have decided not to take part in Domotex again until January of 2023. Despite this, we have opted to take a confident and forward-looking approach by staging Domotex in 2022.”
On-site event with options for virtual participation
According to show organizers, all those unable to travel to the show in person will be able to take part virtually. The Domotex TV format launched at the previous Domotex has been expanded. It now includes an online conference program for the entire duration of the show, featuring live presentations, interviews and panel talks.
Flooring industry support
“We’re thrilled to have Domotex going live again in 2022,” said Wernfried Fesenberg, director of Schlau Heimtex Einkaufs GmbH. “Trade fairs are vital platforms for identifying and buying new products for our range and networking with industry peers. Over the last 18 months, we’ve been starved of opportunities for face-to-face communication, so we and our buyers are really looking forward to attending Domotex this January.”
Knutzen Wohnen GmbH will also be attending the show. According to Peter Knutzen, director of Knutzen Wohnen GmbH, the company will be attending in order to see the latest innovations and to experience new products in context, something the company said it is not accustomed to when suppliers come to visit.
Hygiene and infection prevention measures
For every aspect of the Domotex experience, show organizers said measures are in place to ensure the health and well-being of all participants at on-site restaurants, throughout the exhibition halls and even at hotels. Admission to Domotex will be subject to presenting either proof of immunization against, recovery or negative test results from COVID-19.