The next edition of Mode Shanghai will be held May 19-21, 2010 at the Shanghai Mart Expo Center in Shanghai, China. On the occasion of the World Expo Shanghai 2010, the committee of the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival has decided to hold its event in May, breaking with its tradition of staging events in March. Mode Shanghai will be the highlight event of the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival, which is organized by the Shanghai Municipal Government. The aim of Mode Shanghai is to target global department stores looking to enter the Asian fashion retail business and to function as a business platform for retailers and fashion brands. It also promises to connect global fashion brands to retailers from not only China but also the rest of Asia.

—Melanie Gropler