Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2024 Breaks Visitor Record

Domotex Asia/Chinafloor brought the worldwide flooring community together for three days last month, marking the trade show’s highest international participation in its history.

Nearly 84,000 people from 117 countries, including Greater China, attended the largest flooring show in the Asia Pacific region, May 28-30, despite the current economic challenges felt across the globe. The number of international visitors was up 25 per cent year-over-year, reaching 17,923 and surpassing the record number set in 2029.

“The overwhelming increase of international visitors is a clear indication that China remains a crucial player in the flooring industry,” says Sonia Wedell Castellano, global director at Domotex. “Together with the nearby growing Asian markets, it offers unique development opportunities for everyone.”

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

From the Chinese hosted buyer activities’ side, more than 100 local enterprise project coordinators from the public construction branch of the China Building Decoration Association, the interior decoration committee of the China Real Estate Association, and 10 leading trade associations representing seven regions 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 organized delegation visits for dealers and building material suppliers.

Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will return to the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, May 26-28, 2025. Applications for exhibiting at next year’s event kicked off one month prior to this year’s show and intensified during the event, indicating the path to a similar strong edition in 2025.

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