DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be held on 21 – 23 March in Shanghai, China.

A delegation of leading North American distributors will meet with suppliers from China and Asia at the 19th edition of the DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR event to be held from 21 – 23 March in Shanghai, China. Visitors can look forward to guided factory tours and previews of product and new emerging technologies.

The goal of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is to facilitate further collaboration between the two groups. While Asia is known to be a leader in product development and innovation, doing business in Asia can still be daunting for many North American companies.

“This trip is designed to break down the barriers between Asia’s leading suppliers and North American distributors through greater understanding and shared business objectives,” said Santiago Montero, former long-time publisher and editor-in-chief of Floor Covering Weekly, who has been tapped to lead next year’s delegation.

“This first-hand look at the quality and scope of Asian manufacturing operations will help foster new ties with North American distributors. Through a series of guided factory tours and face-to-face meetings, along with frank peer-to-peer discussions among group members themselves, we know we can help distributors deepen their ties with Asian manufacturers to help their businesses grow and thrive in today’s highly competitive market.”

What distributors have to say about last year’s event
According to director of distribution for Denver Hardwoods, Enos Farnsworth, the 2016 Distributor Delegation trip to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR was the most productive trip of the year.

“This was my first trip to China and I was overwhelmed by the innovation and quality of the manufacturing facilities. In fact, we scheduled follow up meetings with three manufacturers; the new partnerships we developed are part of a private label program our Consolidated Distribution Network will be launching in the first quarter of 2017. I was impressed with the DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR show, not only the size of the booths and the participation, but I felt I previewed some of the latest technology that would be introduced into the United States,” said Enos.

Jeff Jaeckle, president of Jaeckle Distributors added, “For me, the trip confirmed that the major factories in China are definitely high quality operations. I was very pleased with the technology and investment I saw, as well as the product development. Being there also expanded my education on dealing with China on a direct basis. And just as importantly, it’s not often that you have the opportunity network and trade ideas with a great group of peers for five days straight. It was an excellent experience.”

The 2017 Delegation will include some of North America’s leading distribution companies, including J.J. Haines, Herregan, A-M Supply, Abraham Linc and others. With 140 000m2 of exhibit space and over 50 000 attendees from all over the world, the event delivers an unparalleled opportunity to see products that are making their debut for the first time.

Win a spot with the delegation

Two lucky attendees will win a spot with the delegation through a dedicated online drawing.
Entries are open to qualified owners/executives or buyers of North American based distributors or retail organizations who fill and submit the participation form at http://www.domotexasiachinafloor.com/sites/default/files/2017_us_delegation_-_application_form.pdf  The deadline for applications is 15 January 2017.

Full thanks and acknowledgement are given to www.domotex.de for the information contained in this article.