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ShanghaiTex To Celebrate 25 Years During 2009 Event

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

More than 120,000 visitors from China and more than 40 other countries and regions are expected to attend the event, topping the 2007 show's attendance of 108,204 visitors from 42 countries and regions.

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 & Accessories.

China has not been immune to the economic upheaval taking place around 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, organizers say.

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 Commerce.

March/April 2009