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DOMOTEX cancels January 2022 Fair

The major international carpets and flooring trade show organizer, Deutsche Messe AG, cancels the 2022 January fair.

11/22/2021
exterior of the Hannover exposition center
DOMOTEX typically is held annually in January at the southern Hannover exhibition grounds has cancelled the 2022 event.

HANNOVER, Germany -- Deutsche Messe AG, the organizer of the international trade show for carpets and floor coverings DOMOTEX, has cancelled the January 2022 fair due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"We have been fighting for DOMOTEX together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, Deutsche Messe AG.

"DOMOTEX is particularly affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic, as the vast majority of DOMOTEX exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term," adds Wedell-Castellano.

Just over a month ago, the organizers wanted to stage DOMOTEX in the southern part of the Hannover exhibition grounds in a compact format as a Re-Start event in three halls, thus giving the industry a chance to meet physically after almost two years of pandemic.

Wedell-Castellano: "What was considered a realistic and promising Re-Start scenario a month ago, and was also well received by the market, has proven to be no longer feasible in recent days."

The organizers are looking into a DOMOTEX date later in the 2022 calendar year. To learn more or keep up to date on developments, click here.


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