Carpet and floorcovering exhibition Domotex will not take place in January 2022.

"We have been fighting for Domotex together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, global director Domotex, at show organiser Deutsche Messe.

"Domotex is particularly affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as the vast majority of Domotex exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term."

Just over a month ago, the organiser planned to stage Domotex in the southern part of the Hannover exhibition grounds in a compact format in three halls, giving the industry a chance to meet physically after almost two years of pandemic. "What was considered a realistic and promising restart scenario a month ago, and was also well received by the market, has proven to be no longer feasible in recent days," concludes Sonia.

The organiser is looking into a Domotex date later in the 2022 calendar year.