With more than 70 percent of exhibition space booked seven months before Domotex asia/Chinafloor opens on March 27, 2012, organizers are anticipating a record-setting event. The show has expanded to 11 halls and an estimated 1,100 exhibitors. New education programs, new exhibitors, an enhanced site layout and services will increase the business and networking opportunities for the domestic and international trade visitors, according to organizers.

“The enlarged participation by manufacturers reflects perfectly the growing demand for all types of floor covering products in Asia,” said David Zhong, president of VNU Exhibitions Asia. “Products such as high quality area rugs are getting more attention in China, while hard wood flooring sales are surging; all likely due to the rise of living standards in China. This interesting shift in market demand will clearly influence the show, bringing a more diverse array of products than ever before.”

Visitors will notice a new show layout in 2012. Carpets and rugs will move to halls W1 to W4, while resilient will be located in halls W4 and W5 with easy access through the North Entrance Hall. Wood, laminate, bamboo and cork will be located in halls E1 to E6. FLOORTECH, dedicated to wood flooring manufacturing technologies, will be in hall E3. Two product demonstration areas will offer exhibitors venues in which to showcase their installation or cleaning products in front of live audiences.

“Asia offers a great future for the flooring industry and untold business opportunities happening now. Looking at the flooring industry perspectives in Asia, and encouraged by the trust the industry is having in Domotex asia/Chinafloor, we feel even more committed to deliver the high quality platform the industry needs to take advantage of the opportunities here,” Zhong noted.

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