Expofil, Paris, announced it will change the dates of its shows to late February and late
September, instead of its current June and December dates. The change will take place with the 50th
anniversary edition in February of next year.February 2004 also will mark the start of a new format
for the international textile yarn and fiber trade fair. Expofil will merge with Fil Event and will
comprise Premiere Vision for woven fabrics, ModAmont for accessories, and Indigo for
design.Discussions also are underway for Expofil and Premiere Vision to merge their legal and
financial activities within the next few months.