DOMOTEX 2024, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, ends after four impressive days full of innovation, inspiration and networking. From 11 to 14 January 2024, around 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries came to Hannover to kick off a promising business year and showcase their innovations to visitors.
DOMOTEX once again proved to be the most important and powerful driving force for business, trends and innovations in the industry. “DOMOTEX is not only the global meeting place for the industry, but also the home of the entire carpet and flooring world, thanks to its positive energy and its distinctly international character,” says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director of DOMOTEX. During the four days of the show, about 18,000 visitors from 140 countries, met with around 1,000 exhibitors from more than 60 nations. “We are delighted that decision-makers from even more countries than before are coming to Hannover to learn about the latest trends and new products – including 170 debuts – and to make new business connections”, continues Wedell-Castellano. 71 % of visitors come from abroad – 65 % from Europe, 18 % from Asia, 9 % from America, 4 % from the Middle East and the rest from Africa and Australia.
This year’s edition of DOMOTEX offered all participants inspiring special displays, a diverse supporting program with conferences, live presentations and award ceremonies as well as numerous opportunities for networking. The trade fair once again focused on the megatrends of sustainability and circular economy. Visitors were able to experience the keynote theme FLOORED BY NATURE in particular at THE GREEN COLLECTION in Hall 23. In its second year, the special display once again offered extraordinary presentations of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, a tactile presentation of sustainable materials by raumprobe | Materialbank and the latest research projects from the German Research Institute for Floor Systems (TFI) Aachen. The sustainable focus was also reflected in the exhibitors’ product ranges.