Dubai, 25th July 2011: In six weeks time the sixth edition of DOMOTEX Middle East will open its doors to the best in the floor covering industry and will also feature a special showcase of the traditional carpet making trade in Afghanistan. Exclusive hand knotted Afghani carpets, which are created as part of the Tanweer Fatma Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Initiative (FBMI), a UAE carpet production and community development project in Afghanistan, will be a feature of DOMOTEX Middle East 2011, the region’s annual showpiece event, dedicated to the floor covering industry, will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12th to 14th September 2011. Tanweer FBMI is a partnership between Tanweer investments and Her Highness Shaikha Fatma Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE which aims to alleviate poverty through grass root level delivery of community based development programs that lead to enhanced standards of living. The exclusive hand knotted carpets are created by Afghanistan artisans, predominantly women, and are hand woven using indigenous Afghan wool with chemical-free vegetable dye. Angela Schaschen, Managing Director of Deutsche Messe Dubai Branch, the organiser of DOMOTEX Middle East said: “We are delighted to offer a platform for Tanweer FBMI to showcase their beautiful handmade carpets to both a regional and international audience. By participating at focused international trade fairs, Tanweer FBMI acts to develop Afghanistan’s ancient carpet & handicraft industry across international markets.”
Tanweer FBMI operates out of its head office in Kabul, Afghanistan, with regional offices in Dubai, London and Geneva. High profile regional exhibitors also featuring at DOMOTEX Middle East 2011 include Platinum Sponsor Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Co, Riyadh, and Gold Sponsor Mada Carpet Company from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Exhibitors will attend from 17 countries; Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Afghanistan and the UAE. Some of the key exhibiting companies are Abu Dhabi National Carpet Factory, Al Ameemi International/Berry Floor, Al Nahar Wood Floors/Einwood, Balta NV,Estillon, Foxi&Graph, Greenwood General Trading/Kronotex Gmbh, Luz Mendez Design, Messara Trading, Rasoul Isfahan, Rossetta International Fze, Roya Manufacturing/Walls and Floors, Super Click, Tanweer Investments, United Carpet Industries Fzc and many, many more.
Further information on the show can be found at www.domotex-middle-east.com.