DOMOTEX 2017 reported considerable growth in terms of its exhibitor lineup and the total amount of space booked, as well as an even higher percentage of exhibitors and visitors from abroad. A total of 1,409 exhibitors from more than 60 countries showcased their latest innovations to a global audience at the Hannover Exhibition Center, once again impressively highlighting the innovative spirit and high performance capability of the floor coverings industry.
Attendance was on a par with the last comparable DOMOTEX, staged in 2015. Around 70 percent of visitors were from abroad, with the majority (43 percent) coming from EU countries. There was a considerable increase in visitors from the Near and Middle East (up 9 percent) as well as East and Central Asia (up 16 percent). Appreciably more visitors came from the U.S. and the United Kingdom, in particular.