Hannover, Germany—With a host of new features, Domotex 2023 will run from Jan. 12-15 at the Hannover Exhibition Center, here. Show organizers said the 33rd edition of the world’s most important trade show for carpets and floor coverings will be a strong and innovative event.
Domotex 2023 show organizers said it the show will have several new features: a modern and optimized arrangement of the two newly introduced Domotex labels “Rugs” and “Flooring;” as well as an adapted hall structure will facilitate orientation. In addition, Domotex said it offers even more application orientation and more special formats tailored to specific target groups for more atmosphere and more relevance.
“At the next Domotex, there will be a lot of new things to discover,” said Sonia Wedell-Castellano, global director Domotex, Deutsche Messe AG. “We have used the last year intensively to develop new participation opportunities for companies and to create a new brand experience for our trade show guests. The last two years in particular have shown that topics such as resource efficiency, environmentally friendly products and production processes but also difficult supply chains are increasingly coming to the fore. With its special showcase ‘The Green Collection,’ Domotex is focusing on the issue of sustainability and offering exhibitors and visitors a hands-on experience of the keynote theme. The ‘new’ Domotex offers everyone involved plenty of scope for experience, orientation, innovation and inspiration but, also, access to new customers, partners and suppliers. We will be presenting trends, innovations and lifestyle de-centrally in the respective exhibition areas.”
Registrations above expectations
According to show organizers, the status of registrations proves the positive response to Domotex, which will be held as a hybrid show. “Many exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in Domotex even before registration was officially open,” Wedell-Castellano said. “This once again underscores the importance of Domotex as a global marketplace and a source of inspiration for the entire industry. And how important face-to-face meetings are for the industry.”
Two new labels will be introduced at Domotex 2023 to optimize orientation for attendees: “Rugs” and “Flooring.” The new hall layout will cover the northern section of the exhibition grounds, directly behind the main entrance and will bring together the product groups of the two labels. This is designed to enable trade show attendees from the wholesale and retail trade, architecture, interior design, handicrafts and the furniture and furnishing trade to find their way around more easily.
Products and practical solutions from application and installation technology will be at home in Hall 22 in future, directly adjacent to the hard floors and resilient floors in Hall 23. Textile floor coverings can be found opposite in Halls 19/20. Halls 19 to 23 thus form the “Flooring” label.
New space for inspiration
The show will also offer new formats and points of contact in all product areas, according to show organizers. These include the new mood spaces, booths designed by interior designers that are said to represent current trends and express the floor and carpet as an integrated solution. The mood spaces will be located in Hall 6.
With the likewise new special display area “The Green Collection,” the theme of sustainability will be focused on in a central area in Hall 23 and presented in an inspiring ambience. In line with the keynote, theme “Floored By Nature,” the special area “The Green Collection” will provide an overview of products and production processes from carpet and flooring manufacturers that stand for sustainability, according to show organizers. Domotex said The Green Collection covers the topics of eco-friendly products, healthy products, sustainable production and social responsibility. Current research projects and certifiers have the opportunity to present themselves here.
According to the company, for years, the International Carpet Design Awards (CDA) presented by Cover and Hali Magazines have been inseparably linked with Domotex, and next year designers and manufacturers will be honored again with these awards.