Shanghai's international textile industry exhibition ShanghaiTex is to be held annually, starting in 2006, making a break from its original cycle of once every two years.

Since its launch in 1984, the exhibition has grown to become the largest textile machinery fair in Asia and one of the world's leading textile events.

ShanghaiTex 2006 will be held from 5-8 July 2006 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. ShanghaiTex 2007 is scheduled for June 2007.

The show 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.