DOMOTEX Worldwide Sweepstakes Winners!

Winners of DOMOTEX USA 2019 World Tour Sweepstakes Announced

CHICAGO – Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of DOMOTEX USA, today announced the three winners of the DOMOTEX World Tour Sweepstakes drawing. The winners are Allison Weiner, designer and merchandiser of Green Bay, Wis.-based HJ Martin and Son, Joanne Rice, designer and sales consultant at Touchdown Carpet & Flooring in Marlborough, Mass. and Tim Doyle, co-owner of Flooring America Design Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Each winner is attending a DOMOTEX event for the first time.

The winners were awarded exclusive VIP trips valued at $5,000 to select DOMOTEX events in Hannover, Germany, Atlanta, Ga. and Shanghai, China. The winners will experience opportunities to meet face-to-face with key players in the global flooring industry and to source the latest floor covering products from around the world as part of their awards.

Allison Weiner
HJ Martin and Son

Allison Weiner won the trip to DOMOTEX in Hannover and attended the show from January 11-14.  Her employer, HJ Martin and Son, is a leading U.S. residential and commercial interior and specialty contractor. “My trip to DOMOTEX Hannover definitely broadened my flooring horizons,” said Weiner. “The sheer mix of international exhibitors at the show was outstanding. I now know that there are so many more flooring products in the world than those showcased at other U.S. events I have previously attended,” she added.

“The DOMOTEX brand is so influential in the world of floor coverings. This is why I am making it a priority to also attend the inaugural DOMOTEX USA show at the end of this month,” said Weiner. “As a buyer and merchandiser, I am intrigued to see what new flooring products both North American and international exhibitors will be showcasing in Atlanta. I’m also interested in gauging how the DOMOTEX shows impact the world of flooring in our Midwest marketplace and expect local distributors will expand their product offerings after the inaugural U.S. show,” Weiner added.

Joanne Rice
Touchdown Carpet & Flooring

Joanne Rice won the trip to DOMOTEX USA in Atlanta to attend the show from Feb. 28 to March 2. As a designer and sales consultant for Touchdown Carpet & Flooring, a residential and commercial carpet flooring retailer, Rice is charged with the design, selection and installation of floor coverings, and kitchen and bath wall tile for all clients’ homes.

“I saw the advertisement for the DOMOTEX World Tour Sweepstakes in Floor Focus and was pleasantly surprised I won the trip to the U.S. show,” said Rice. “Attending DOMOTEX USA will be the first time I get to experience a large floor covering event and am really excited to see the whole industry on display all in one place and to network with my peers. I have a textiles and interior design background and am also very interested in exploring the latest floor production and processing technologies at the show,” she said.

“As a designer, I am really looking forward to the many educational offerings on color and design trends, as well as the other designer-focused sessions in DOMOTEX USA’s conference listings and have signed up to attend several of them,” added Rice.

Tim Doyle
Flooring America Design Center

Tim Doyle won the trip to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR in Shanghai to attend the show from March 26-28. His business, Flooring America Design Center, features all floor covering product categories, including hardwood, carpet and LVT flooring along with cabinets and countertops. Doyle employs three interior designers who assist clients with their flooring, kitchen and bathroom installation projects among other home design needs.

“I’ve attended several national floor covering shows, as well as a few National Kitchen & Bath Association conventions. I look forward to attending DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to network with industry professionals from around the world and to see the newest products and innovations in the world of flooring, styles and color trends. As a design center owner, I make it my business to stay educated. Attending the DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR show offers me an international scope that other retailers in the area can’t offer their clients,” Doyle added.

“We are thrilled to offer Allison, Joanne and Tim this chance of a lifetime to experience DOMOTEX events for the first time,” said Donna Busse, show director of DOMOTEX USA at HFUSA. “We encourage all North American-based retailers and merchandisers who have not signed up to attend DOMOTEX USA to do so now,” Busse added.

To register for DOMOTEX USA, go to


DOMOTEX USA is a new annual flooring innovations industry trade show and conference. The event is the latest extension of the 30-year-old DOMOTEX, the world’s foremost showcase for floor coverings held annually in Hannover, Germany in January. DOMOTEX USA is focused on the needs of the residential floor covering industry’s buyers and manufacturers. The trade show features product displays across soft and hard surfaces including area rugs, carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, as well as flooring technology.

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About DOMOTEX Worldwide

Deutsche Messe organizes a number of DOMOTEX events around the world. DOMOTEX is the world’s leading annual trade show for carpets and floor coverings and is scheduled to run from Jan. 11-14, 2019 in Hannover, Germany. For more information, visit

The new DOMOTEX USA trade show is scheduled to run from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest international trade show for carpets and floor coverings in the Asia-Pacific region, is held annually in Shanghai. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2019 is scheduled to run from March 26-28, 2019. For more information, visit

DOMOTEX Turkey is Turkey’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings. DOMOTEX Turkey 2019 is scheduled to run from April 27-30, 2019 in Gaziantep. For more information, visit

DOMOTEX Mexico is the next step in Deutsche Messe’s globalization of the DOMOTEX brand. As a result of an agreement between Deutsche Messe and UBM, the event will premiere from October 15-19, 2019 at Expo CIHAC, Latin America’s leading trade show for the construction industry, held at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.