Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the undisputable leader when it comes to providing business outcomes for the global textile industry. The global sourcing summit that is Intertextile Shanghai wrapped up recently with a huge 15 per cent increase in the buyer figure to 82,314 from 104 countries and regions (2017: 71,450, 103 countries and regions), to go along with the 3,386 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions (2017: 3,341, 26 countries and regions) that exhibited at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. Strong growth was registered in buyers from Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and India – this edition’s top four countries and regions – while Italy and Bangladesh entered the top 10 list this year, in eight and tenth places respectively, alongside the US, Taiwan, Russia and the UK.