At a joint meeting of Deutsche Messe AG and the carpet importers' association EUCA, Sonia Wedell-Castellano (Global Director Domotex), Thilo Horstmann (Senior Project Director) and Dunja Seven (Team Lead Sales) provided information about the latest plans for Domotex 2024 and discussed the experiences of Domotex 2023 with the carpet importers present. In the sector of carpets and rugs, there were significantly fewer suppliers of hand-knotted carpets this year than in 2020. In addition to the increased trade fair costs, uncertainties due to the economic situation were cited as the main reasons. In order to attract significantly more exhibitors to Domotex again next year, the organisers have entered into an open and constructive dialogue. To make the fair even more attractive for visitors, the organisers are consistently developing the special shows and expanding the programme.
The exhibition space will also be expanded. Next year, Domotex will grow by two halls: In the Rugs section (carpets and rugs), Hall 3 will be reintegrated to create space for additional special events and exhibitor initiatives such as the 'Peacock Project' by Lila Valadan. The Flooring section (textile and resilient floor coverings, parquet and accessories) is also to grow noticeably. Here, Hall 21 will be opened for business.