DOMOTEX Turkey, which hosts 203 exhibitors, has achieved 36 foreign exhibitors from 10 countries. Not only with its exhibitors but also its visitors, it offered an international gathering. DOMOTEX Turkey 2017 hosted 9,124 visitors. 1,003 of them were international visitors which means an increase of 11 % compared to last year’s edition. The exhibition provided an important platform for exhibitors to meet buyers from more than 80 countries especially from Middle East and Africa.
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Alexander Kühnel, Hannover Fairs Turkey General Manager said: “DOMOTEX Turkey which was participated by pioneer firms of the sector once again, displayed the strength of Turkey and especially Gaziantep in machine-made carpet manufacturing. Besides that the high number of international visitors proved that DOMOTEX Turkey has gained importance for not only Turkey but for the whole Middle Eastern region as well.”
Moreover, for the first time, an international hosted buyer program that was supported by The Ministry of Economy was organized during the fair. Exhibitors and visitors enjoyed an important opportunity for new business connections and penetrating new markets during B2B Meetings that took place on the second day of the exhibition. The hosted buyer program included attendees from Albania, Bulgaria, Iraq and Jordan.
Eng. Osama Abu Alinin, General Manager of Arab Pioneers Company emphasized: "I’m so happy for DOMOTEX Turkey this year, because we have a lot of visitors, better than before; maybe this year three times more than last year. It’s one of the best, we have a lot of customers and we made a lot of contracts."
New trends showcased at DOMOTEX Turkey
DOMOTEX Turkey displayed the wide range of products of its exhibitors for four successful days. While some products had strong impression with their designs and colors, some nanotechnology products distinguished with self-cleaning functionality.
Diversified designs that were developed based on consumer trends attracted attention during the fair as well. The visitors found the opportunity to see thousands of modern or traditional carpet designs made of different materials such as wool, silk, cashmere, bamboo fibers, and polyester.
Besides machine-made carpets, the other product groups in the flooring industry such as textile floor coverings (wall-to-wall), resilient floor coverings, laminate flooring, parquet and wood flooring, textile machinery and accessories, fibres, yarns and textiles were presented in the show as well.
Shukrat Makhsudov, Head of Sales Department at SAG expressed: "We are participating in this event for the last three years. Also we are participating in DOMOTEX exhibitions in Hannover and also in China. This fair is very important for us for our business; we can gather all our customers under one roof. In these exhibitions we have a chance to show our new designs, new carpets, new products and it will help us first of all to increase customers and increase our business.”
As a result of fruitful four days the majority of exhibitors expressed their willingness to exhibit again at the show next year.
Organized in Gaziantep, DOMOTEX Turkey brought industry leaders together from 22 to 25 May for the 4rd time with the support of Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO), Southeastern Anatolia Carpet Exporters' Union (GAIB) and Gaziantep Chamber of Carpet Producers (GHO).
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