07 January 2011

Last Minute Preparations for DOMOTEX

Last Minute Preparations for DOMOTEX. Katherine Leon on FloorDaily
As DOMOTEX 2011 approaches in about one week - starting January 15th through 18th, I suspect that you may be scrambling to finalize trip details and last minute preparations.

I hope those last minute preparations include planning out how to use your time while at DOMOTEX and setting up meetings with exhibitors of interest.

Whether you are attending DOMOTEX to see trends in the marketplace or source the latest products, having a plan for the week will make your experience at the event that much more productive. If you don't believe me, believe BuildDirect's Rob Banks as he shares his tips about DOMOTEX and Social Media.

This past week I spoke with Kemp Harr from FloorDaily.net reviewing a few DOMOTEX highlights. You can listen to the interview by clicking on this link.  Kemp describes the interview as follows:

Katherine León Discusses Highlights for Domotex Germany, Which Starts Next Week

Katherine León, Director of Sales for Hannover Fairs USA, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights for Domotex Hannover—the largest flooring show in the world. Listen to the interview to hear Katherine provide more details, including a weather report.

A few points from the interview that I'd like to highlight:

Remember that DOMOTEX is the largest global trade show event for the floor covering industry so you want to take advantage of all it has to offer. We're talking 13 halls, 14k exhibitors and over 40k attendees. It's big! It's also an amazing opportunity to find the future of flooring!

Take a few minutes before you get to the fairgrounds to familiarize yourself with the floor plan layout and make a list of exhibiting companies that you would like to visit. The DOMOTEX website includes a list of exhibitors and products as well as a map of the fairgrounds.

You also should make note of all the special events that will run concurrently with DOMOTEX such as FLOORFORUM, Souk Deluxe, contractworld, Capet Design Awards and many more. Sustainability is a key theme for DOMOTEX 2011.  Be sure to check the website for a more comprehensive schedule of the events taking place.

You might want to read previous blogposts I wrote about these special events:
Don't forget to visit the AFA and the NWFA Pavillions, and check out the VIP Retail Flooring Tour on January 17!

Lastly make sure to bring a warm coat and snow boots if you have them since the weather forecast calls for snow/rain and temperatures in the mid 30s.

See you very soon!

~ Katherine

Katherine León
Director of Sales - DOMOTEX and LIGNA Worldwide Events

Hannover Fairs USA
1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.214.0432

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