Organizers Happy With ShanghaiTex 2006 Participation

Organizers of the International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex), held recently at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, reported more than 50,000 visitors attended the
event over the four-day exhibition period to view the latest textile machinery, gain insight into
the newest technologies and purchase onsite or prepare for future machinery purchases.

The show was organized by Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd., Shanghai Textile
Technology Service & Exhibition Centre and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. Show sponsors
include the Shanghai Textile Holding (Group) Corp.; China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade, Shanghai Sub-Council; and China Chamber of International Commerce, Shanghai
Chamber of Commerce.

ShanghaiTex 2006 attendees came from 45 countries and regions including India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Turkey, Italy,
Australia and the United States, among other locales.

Almost 60 percent of visitors to the show were textile manufacturers; and 20 percent of
registered guests were importers, exporters, trading companies and agents.

More than 600 exhibitors participated in the show, traveling from 18 different countries and

ShanghaiTex organizers recently announced the show would move from a biennial to an annual
format. The next ShanghaiTex will be held June 1-4, 2007.

September/October 2006