Domotex 2021 is postponed

Domotex, the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings in Hanover, will be postponed to May 18-20, 2021 and expanded to include digital offerings.

According to a press statement, Deutsche Messe AG has decided to postpone the upcoming Domotex, which was scheduled to take place in Hannover from January 15 to 18, 2021, to May 18 to 20, 2021. The reasons for this are the current developments of the Covid 19 pandemic that is spreading worldwide and the related desire of customers, exhibitors and visitors to hold the world's leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings at a later date. "It is our duty to act responsibly. From numerous discussions with exhibitors and partners, we have learned that the most important thing is to create planning security at an early stage," says Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG.

The upcoming Domotex 2021 is planned to take place from May 18 to 20 as a "hybrid event" - a physical trade fair supplemented by virtual elements. In this way, visitors who for various reasons will not be able to travel even in May should still be able to participate at least digitally. For exhibitors, the hybrid format also offers the opportunity to generate even more coverage.

On January 15, 2021, there will also be a digital conference with the theme "Cover New Ground!", which is intended to encourage the industry to discuss the effects of the "New Normality in Times of Corona" on carpets and floor coverings and at the same time motivate people to think beyond previous strategies, visions and experiences in the design and application of floors and to look to the future. (am)