The Chinese New Year Fell Late This Year, which meant that The 31st SpinexpoTM Shanghai had to be held two weeks later than usual, which in turn meant that five textile events were held in the same week, including Intertextile and Chic Shanghai. This unprecedented situation saw buyers juggle between several different events, resulting in a slight fall in visitor numbers. That said, as well as the regular attendees, the exhibition also attracted a number of first-time visitors.