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Exhibition Press Release (09.03.2018)

International carpet producers to meet in Gaziantep

International carpet producers to meet in Gaziantep

Gaziantep, the capital of machine made carpet industry, will host the world's leading national and international brands for the fifth time at DOMOTEX Turkey. Underlining the high potential of exhibition to be held on April 24-27, General Manager of Hannover Fairs Turkey Alexander Kühnel said, "We believe that we will make great contributions with DOMOTEX Turkey to the efforts to make Gaziantep the capital of global machine made carpet industry".
DOMOTEX Turkey, the biggest carpet and floor covering exhibition of Eurasia region, is getting ready to bring together national and international brands in Gaziantep, the capital of Turkish machine made carpet industry. Organized by Hannover Fairs Turkey in cooperation with Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce, Southeastern Anatolia Carpet Exporters' Union and Gaziantep Chamber of Carpet Producers and Weavers, DOMOTEX Turkey will be held in

Gaziantep Middle East Expo Center between April 24-27.

Highlighting that Turkish carpet industry adds important value to national economy and serves as the brand face of Turkey with increased exports every year, General Manager of Hannover Fairs Turkey Alexander Kühnel stated,

"The Turkish carpet industry is one of the biggest global players in the international arena. The industry made carpet exports of 2 billion 165 million 689 thousand dollars last year. In 2018, the industry's export target is 2.5 billion dollars. As the concept of 'Turkish Carpet', which is a global brand, becomes stronger, sector players will gain advantage in exports.With the participation of leading companies in the carpet and flooring sector, DOMOTEX Turkey will be displaying new generation products and designs. DOMOTEX Turkey, with its national and international potential, will be a powerful showcase to represent the Turkish carpet industry in the best possible way."

Turkish carpets in the international arena

Planning to meet national and international companies in Gaziantep, the center of Turkish machine made carpet sector, DOMOTEX Turkey aims a significant increase in trade volume of industry. DOMOTEX Turkey will create important opportunities of establishing new business contacts for its exhibitors and host international buyer groups as part of the “Buyer Mission Program” organized by the Ministry of Economy this year.

Kühnel also noted that the exhibition broke its record with 203 exhibitors last year and 36 of these exhibitors were from 10 different countries, mainly Middle East and Asia.

"DOMOTEX Turkey 2018, the leading trade fair of carpets and floor coverings in Eurasia, will offer the exhibitors excellent opportunities to establish relationships with both Turkish and international key players. The exhibition hosted record number of exhibitors last year and played an important role in increase of exports in the carpet and flooring industry. At DOMOTEX Turkey this year, we will also host decision-makers from various groups, such as architects, industrial designers, furniture producers, investors, hotel and shopping mall executives together with sector professionals as part of the Anatolian Delegations program organized with sector associations and unions."

Thousands of modern and traditional carpet designs made of different materials such as wool, silk, cashmere, bamboo fiber and polyester will be displayed at DOMOTEX Turkey this year. During the exhibition, hand-knotted carpets and rugs representing the Turkish culture, as well as textile floor coverings, resilient floor coverings, carpet machinery and technology will be exhibited, besides machine-made carpets which have a significant share in exports of Turkey.

About DOMOTEX Worldwide:
DOMOTEX HANNOVER (January 12-15, 2018) is the world’s leading floor covering trade show. Deutsche Messe AG Hannover organizes the show.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (March 20-22, 2018 in Shanghai) is the largest international flooring show in the Asia-Pacific region.  VNU Exhibitions Asia, Build Your Dream and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, jointly organize the show.

DOMOTEX USA (28 Februray – 02 March, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia) will make its debut in 2019 focusing on the American residential floor covering industry. Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organizes the show.