Shanghai will host the 70th international conference of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) from May 11 to 16, a spokesman from the China Wool Textile Association announced.

According to the spokesman, more than 400 people from 25 countries and one international organisation will attend the conference.

The conference will focus on " the international wool textile industry in the 20th century and prospects in the 21st century". During the conference, a number of forums will be organised to discuss the present situation, challenges, opportunities of the world's wool textile industry, its scientific and technological development trends, as well as a development blueprint in the 21st century.