SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING05 Jun 2024
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 Held Another Strong Edition With The Highest International Participation In Its History
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Shanghai, China – DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 brought the worldwide flooring community together for the 26th time from 28th to 30th of May at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC).

Occupying 230,00 square metres of gross exhibiting space around 8 halls, 1,600 flooring producers and brands showcased their latest innovations in the flooring industry and set the trends for the future developments. Despite the current economic challenges around the world, the show’s visitation remained robust with 83,850 professional visitors coming from 117 different countries, including Greater China. In particular, as already anticipated from the progress of the pre-registration numbers, it registered a remarkable increase of the international visitors by 25 percent over the previous year, reaching a total of 17,923 and surpassing the record number of the 2019 edition, making thus the show more international than ever.

“The strong edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 reinforced once again the leading position of the event in the entire Asia Pacific region. The overwhelming increase of international visitors was a clear indication that China remains a crucial player in the flooring industry. Together with the nearby growing Asian markets, it offers unique development opportunities for everyone. The 3-day large gathering here in Shanghai, gave everyone the opportunity to experience in person the latest developments and the most cutting-edge innovations that this region has to offer,” said Sonia Wedell Castellano, Global Director at DOMOTEX.

Among international visitors were also more than 150 handpicked flooring buyers from 20 countries, including a delegation from Italy, organised in partnership with Federparquet (Italian Association of Wood Flooring Distributors and Installers) and a delegation from Australia, organised in partnership with Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA). The international hosted buyers engaged in personalised visits at the booths of some 80 selected exhibitors and held over 400 matchmaking meetings at the international buyers’ lounge.

From the Chinese hosted buyer activities’ side, it is worth noting that over 100 local enterprise project coordinators from Public Construction Branch of China Building Decoration Association, the Interior Decoration Committee of China Real Estate Association, and ten leading trade associations representing Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Jiaxing, Taizhou and Wenzhou, engaged in procurement and docking activities at the event. Additionally, the Nanxun Furniture Industry Association, along with Jinmao Furniture Square, Golden Triangle Square, Haoyijia Furniture Square, and East China Decoration City organised delegation visits for dealers and building material suppliers.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will return at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) again from May 26 to 28, 2025. The applications for exhibiting at the next year’s event kicked off already 1 month prior to the show and intensified during the 3 days at the event, indicating the path to a similar strong edition to expect in 2025. Leading companies such as CFL, Daejin, Eletile (HMTX), KDF, Novalis, Unilin, i4F, Bulckaert, Paulig, Haima, Hawk Machinery, Azumi, Bona, to name a few, have already confirmed their presence at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2025.

Leading Joint Events For A Comprehensive Experience

Building on its tradition, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR partnered with a lineup of significant events, including R+T Asia, the leading Asia-Pacific exhibition for sun shading systems and doors/gates, cadex, an international event for networking, learning, and business activities in the design and architecture field, and others. By coming together under the BUILD ASIA Mega Show platform, these events aimed to facilitate a robust conversation across different industries, enabling seamless integration between various channels and providing attendees with a comprehensive experience in the construction, building materials and interior design sectors.

For more information about the show, visit www.domotexasiachinafloor.com

All photos courtesy of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024.