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Successful DOMOTEX builds new momentum for industry

DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2010 ended with a substantial rise in attendance. Over the four days of the show, some 40,000 professionals turned out to admire the products offered by 1,395 companies from over 70 different nations. "With exhibitor numbers holding steady and a 12 percent growth in visitor attendance, we have improved on last year¡¯s results in spite of the tough economic climate. DOMOTEX has given the industry some real momentum and charted the way ahead for the coming year. The industry is starting 2010 on a confident note," remarked Stephan Ph. K¨¹hne, member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board and responsible for DOMOTEX. "The success of DOMOTEX 2010 provides an indication of an improving economic climate and demonstrates that our measures to fine-tune this flagship fair to the needs of the market have been right on the mark. This translates into even more tangible benefits for our exhibitors and their clientele." 

On behalf of the German Home Textiles Industry Association, Director Martin Auerbach commented: "In view of the prevailing economic conditions, last year the home textiles sector put a major emphasis on innovation. DOMOTEX has provided us with an ideal showcase in which to present these products." 

Dr. Ali R. Ipektchi, Chairman of the European Carpet Importers Association (EUCA), added: "The mood at this year¡¯s DOMOTEX has been much more upbeat. Over the last two or three years many large firms were preoccupied with reducing their inventory levels. But now the big customers seem ready to order again. We are very pleased with the run of the show."