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May 24, 2024

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will kick off in Shanghai on May 28th
The 26th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, Asia Pacific’s largest flooring tradeshow, is opening its doors in Shanghai from May 28th to 30th at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC – Hongqiao). After the remarkable return of scale and internationality in 2023, another strong edition will be presented again year, reconfirming show’s leading position in the region. Already fully opened and eager to do business with the rest of the world, China and Asia remain important hubs for the international flooring industry on both supply and demand sides.

Around 1600 companies and brands will exhibit their latest products and innovations in an overall gross space of 230,000 sqm. The hard flooring, show’s largest segment, will occupy 4 halls with exhibits of all types of resilient, wood, laminate, cork and bamboo flooring as well as outdoor decking. 2 and a half halls will be occupied by manufacturers of carpets, rugs and carpet technology. The rest of the space will be dedicated to flooring technologies, sport flooring as well as complementary products such as wooden doors, wallboards and more. 
An estimated number of over 80,000 flooring professionals, coming from China and over 100 other countries is expected to visit the event this year. Supported also by the waiving of visas for many major countries around the world, the show has experienced an unprecedent online registration of international flooring buyers. Organizers are also hosting more than 150 handpicked international buyers and delegation members from 20 countries, who will be guided through personalized visits at the booths of some 80 selected exhibitors and engage in over 400 matchmaking meetings.

Under the theme “More than Flooring”, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 will cover the flooring world at 360 degrees. At the same time, complementary products, such as ceiling, wall materials, door, cabinets and more will be present to reflect the transformation of the products from a single plan to a multi-dimensional concept of space fitting. Co-located with other related events and activities under “Build Asia Mega Show”, the show will be part of a platform established to foster communication and integration among different sectors in the construction, building materials and interior design industry.  

A rich program has been developed to serve the increased variety of visitor profiles and guide industry players through the recent developments and towards the future trends of the industry. Among many, the Multi-dimensional Interior Space Design Forum is a full day conference that will take place the day before the show (May 27th), supported by the Research Institute of Wood Industry of the China Academy of Forestry and Shanghai Interior Decoration Association. Among the speakers are also the leaders from Lamett, Nature and Power Dekor.

The flooring industry is being continuously transformed by the evolving consumers’ needs and lifestyle trends. Consumer’s attention towards the choice of sustainable materials, simple and practical designs are heavily impacting the flooring production. Chinese and Asian flooring manufacturers keep responding to these changes accordingly, bringing to the markets some of industry’s more innovative products, that satisfy the latest consumption trends, while fully adhere to the environmental protection standards.

"Live with Nature" is the newly launched campaign for this year, created to showcase how the flooring companies are keeping up with the ever-changing demand. It will offer particular exposure and targeted visitor guidance for the brands whose products align with the green and sustainable development objectives and place a strong emphasis on the latest design trends. The stands of these selected companies will be labeled as "Must-Visit”, with the purpose to guide the audience into experiencing these achievements first hand. 

For over 8 years, this co-located event acts as a collective of contract, architecture and design-related creative content and displays. The design community is a very influential channel for the flooring brands in China. These events allow for a deeper interaction between DOMOTEX asia exhibitors and this important group of visitors. Located in Hall 5.2 (dedicated to wood flooring) in a space of over 600sqm, the focus for Cadex 2024 is the NATURE and the emphasis on the sustainability and the latest designs. “Design with Nature” is a full day conference that will take place inside cadex on the first day of the show, May 28th and will see a panel of renowned keynote speakers from the architecture and design community, such as Studio Marco Piva (SMP) and Vudafieri Saverino Partners (VSP) from Italy, More Design Office (MDO), Interiors Magazine from India and many more. Cadex will also host Material Matters, a display area where visitors can get a closer look to hundreds of outstanding innovative building material samples and interactive installations. Material Matters is curated by GREATER DOG ARCHITECTS, an avant-garde design studio with offices in London and Shanghai, founded in 2015 by two young promising Shanghainese designers.  

Visitors’ online registration for the 26th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will stay open until May 26th, 12:00 China Beijing local time. Admittance for pre-registered visitors is free.

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