DOMOTEX Turkey, the largest meeting of the global carpet and floor covering industry in Türkiye and the Middle East, attracted great attention. The exhibition, in which nearly 100 exhibitors exhibited in an area of 15 thousand sqm, attracted visitors from 72 countries including United States, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan in top 10. The trade fair, which attracted great interest from manufacturers, wholesalers, furniture stores and retailers, also paved the way for the exhibitors to open up to new markets.
The global carpet and floor covering industry aims to reach a trade volume of 65 billion dollars by maintaining its growth stability in the next 7 years. DOMOTEX Turkey, the biggest meeting of this rapidly growing sector in Türkiye and the Middle East, ended with high visitor interest. Exhibitors showcased a vast range of products, including machine-made carpets and rugs, handmade carpets and rugs, textile floor coverings (wall to wall), flexible floor coverings, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles, fibre, yarn and woven fabrics. In addition, flooring, cleaning and application technologies, artificial grass and sports floors, and machinery and floor applications and technologies were highlighted at the trade fair. DOMOTEX Turkey which had the main theme of “Sustainability and Recycling” welcomed buyers from 72 countries while buyer delegations from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Libya held many business meetings with the exhibitors.
Innovative solutions were presented to worldwide buyers
This year’s DOMOTEX Turkey has taken place in Antalya, Türkiye’s tourism capital, as Gaziantep OFM is allocated as a logistics base for post-earthquake aid. The trade fair brought together professionals from the carpet and floor-covering industries to share new ideas. As approximately 100 industry key players showcased their newest products across 15,000 square metres, buyers had the opportunity to discover the latest products and solutions. Nano-carpets containing natural minerals and self-cleaning with the light of the environment, antibacterial durable floor coverings and laminates, antibacterial and acoustic luxury vinyl tiles were presented to the visitors. In addition, many products such as non-slip and non-pilling carpets, new generation water-proof tiles produced with composite technology, composite floors consisting of layers that protect against scratches, liquid spills and sun damage, decorative carpets, and upper segment machine carpets with hand-woven appearance were exhibited.
Sustainability was at the forefront
At the trade fair, visitors showed strong interest in environmentally friendly activities. With the main theme of “Sustainability and Recycling”, DOMOTEX Turkey offered manufacturers a platform to highlight their sustainable products, particularly relevant due to the impact of the climate crisis. Environmentally friendly carpets and rugs made of sustainable materials such as bamboo fibre, cotton, wool and jute; flexible floor coverings made of recycled materials; and antibacterial and new generation waterproof luxury vinyl tiles were on display at DOMOTEX Turkey.
Bilateral business meetings opened the door to new collaborations
Attended by the sector’s key players, DOMOTEX Turkey generated significant trade volume as well as making an important contribution to the growth journeys of brands in the carpet and floor coverings sector. Hundreds of bilateral meetings were held during the trade fair, establishing new opportunities for both domestic manufacturers looking to expand into international markets and for international exhibitors pursuing expansion in the regional market. At the exhibition, where exhibitors from many countries, especially Iran and India, took part, China, which took a long break due to the pandemic, also participated with its pavilion again.