ShanghaiTex To Celebrate Silver Jubilee With 2009 Event

Organizers of the 14th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2009) are
expecting more than 1,500 exhibitors to fill more than 100,000 square meters in 9 halls at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai’s Pudong district June 12-15, 2009. The biennial
show, inaugurated in 1984, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary during this year’s event.

Organizers also are expecting more than 120,000 visitors from China and more than 40 other
countries and regions – topping the 2007 edition’s attendance of 108,204 visitors from 42 countries
and regions.

ShanghaiTex 2009 will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in

Exhibitors’ displays of textile technologies and services will be organized in six zones:
Knitting & Hosiery Machinery; Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery; Textile Chemicals;
Spinning, Nonwoven & Techtextile Machinery; Weaving Machinery; and Spare Parts &

China has not been immune to the economic upheaval taking place throughout the world, and its
government has responded by introducing new tax incentives that are expected to help bolster its
textile industry, which has had to deal with growing costs for labor as well as raw materials, and
also has had to face competition from lower-cost countries. Benefits to the industry extend as well
to textile machinery manufacturers, which can expect to increase their sales of machinery and
equipment to Chinese textile and apparel manufacturers as a result.

ShanghaiTex 2009 organizers include Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd., Shanghai
Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center and Hong Kong-based Adsale Exhibition Services
Ltd.  Show sponsors include Shanghai Textile Holding (Group) Corp.; China Council for the
Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-Council; and China Chamber of International

January/February/March 2009