ShanghaiTex To Be Held Annually Starting In 2006

To fulfill the strong requests of many of its exhibitors and China textile enterprises visitors,
the famous International Exhibition on Textile Industry in Shanghai (ShanghaiTex), will be changed
into an annual event starting 2006 from its original cycle of once every two years. ShanghaiTex is
sponsored by the Shanghai Textile Holding (Group) Corporation, China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade Shanghai Sub-Council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai
Chamber of Commerce. The Fair is organized by Shanghai Textile Technology Service and Exhibition
Centre, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd. Since the
inception of the Fair in 1984, the organizers of ShanghaiTex have been working consistently in
enlarging the scale of the Fair and maintaining an international standard for the exhibiting

“We are pleased to see that ShanghaiTex is now the largest textile machinery fair in Asia and
one of the World’s most professional and authoritative textile events. ShanghaiTex 2005 (The 11th
International Exhibition on Textile Industry in Shanghai), held from June 3 to 7, 2005 at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, gathered over 1,400 worldwide renowned suppliers from 23
countries and regions (including the participation of 10 country/ group pavilions). A visitor flow
of 121,516 trade buyers from over 60 countries and regions were attracted to this mega show, which
occupied an exhibition area of 100,660 square meters. However, due to the limited exhibiting area
of the venue in Shanghai, about 100 companies did not get space allocation to their applications to
the show while several hundreds of exhibitors had to exhibit in 25,000 square meters of temporary
halls, which undermined the safety and effectiveness of their participations.East China is one of
the most prosperous textile production bases in China. The textile industry in East China has
gradually developed into a blooming stage with Shanghai as the dragon-head, complemented by
Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces. This results in a very high expectation on ShanghaiTex as a
platform to showcase advanced textile technology and equipment.

After the successful completion of ShanghaiTex 2005, there were numerous requests from
textile enterprises which expressed their strong wishes in having an annual ShanghaiTex to enable
them to have a timely review of the latest and innovative textile technology and equipment close to
their production base. In response to the pressing demand of the textile industry and the request
for better exhibiting environment from a few hundred exhibitors, ShanghaiTex will be held annually
starting from 2006. ShanghaiTex will continue to focus on setting a high international standard for
the Fair and to help in speeding up the brand building of Chinas textile industries.ShanghaiTex
2006, the 12th International Exhibition on Textile Industry, will be staged from July 5 to 8, 2006
at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China. As less than 50,000 square meters of
exhibiting space will only be available, ShanghaiTex 2006 will emphasis on the most advanced
textile technologies from local and overseas. It is expected that the show will help the local
textile enterprises to accelerate the modernization of their equipment.ShanghaiTex 2007 will
continue to be held in June 2007 with a forecast exhibition area of 120,000 square meters, and it
will be the 13th edition of the Event.

Press Release Courtesy of Adsale Exhibitions Services Ltd.

October 2005