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Domotex postpones trade show to May 2021

Domotex has postponed the trade show from January to May 20-22, 2021, and is developing digital presentation formats

Although two thirds of the exhibition space – about 62,000 sq-m  – had already been booked and a comprehensive hygiene concept had been developed to comply with COVID-19 safety regulations, Deutsche Messe has decided to postpone the next edition of Domotex. The show was originally scheduled to take place from January 15-18, 2021. The reasons for the postponement are based on the latest developments regarding the worldwide rampant COVID-19 pandemic and on the fact that, in view of these developments, clients, exhibitors and visitors have asked for Domotex to be held at a later date. Domotex is now planning a digital conference to take place on January 15, 2021, the show’s original start date.

“It is our duty to act responsibly. From many conversations with exhibitors and partners we have learned that, first and foremost, we have to ensure planning security in good time,” said Dr Andreas Gruchow, board member of Deutsche Messe. “With our comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, as well as with the positive registration situation, we were very optimistic until very recently. But the latest developments show that we do not know whether the travel situation will have significantly improved by January 2021.”

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The Domotex team is working on the digital conference, which would originally have been the first day of the trade show. The keynote theme of ‘Cover New Ground!’ is intended to encourage the industry to discuss what the new normal in times of COVID-19 will signify for carpets and floor coverings and, regarding the design and application of flooring, to provide inspiration to think beyond existing strategies, visions and experiences and to look towards the future.

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