Even at this early stage, all signs are already pointing to a winning DOMOTEX 2016 (16 to 19 January) in Hannover, Germany. The world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings is still eight months away, but it’s meeting with a tremendous response on the part of the market, with a full 80 percent of the show's available space already booked. "DOMOTEX 2016 will be a strong, international and innovative event. All indicators reveal a very favorable trend," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, the member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe in charge of DOMOTEX. "The exhibitors are committed to leveraging DOMOTEX for success in 2016. DOMOTEX plays a pivotal role in the carpet and flooring industry’s annual business calendar, particularly since it’s held at the start of the year," explained Köckler.
Some 1,400 exhibitors from 60 different countries will be heading to Hannover at the outset of 2016 to impress the international carpet and floor coverings industry with their products and new collections. For the upcoming show, one major visitor magnet is already certain: the Wood Flooring Summit. Staged successfully in 2012 and 2014, this flagship dialogue hub and marketplace for the parquet and laminate flooring industry is entering its third season. One key difference next year is that it will run alongside the Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase in Hall 9, thus commanding even greater attention. The organizers are expecting a lineup of around 200 exhibitors from the parquet and laminate flooring industry, plus over 180 providers of application and installation technology. "The 2016 Wood Flooring Summit will feature all the market leaders and cover all the sector’s key product groups: parquet and laminate floor coverings and outdoor flooring," remarked Köckler. Top innovations will be highlighted in a special, elaborately designed area. There will also be a refreshment and lounge area for networking and business talks.