Trade Show Details

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July 30 - August 1, 2014
Düsseldorf, Germany

Inspiration to Go! GDS has the trends for Fall & Winter

GDS is an important information and ordering point for the footwear and leather product industries worldwide. Over 25,000 trade visitors from some 40+ nations are expected to come to Düsseldorf to view the latest styles and trends on display.

And what's more: GDS offers a fast orientation, everything within easy reach and, above all, inspiration for your business development. The current collections are concentrated in separate themed areas, providing a fast track to the footwear fashions that fit your target group.

But shoes are seldom found alone - often they are presented together with matching clothes and the right accessories. Therefore, in the fashion shows at GDS, shoes can be seen as part of complete outfits. Fashion shows will take place several times a day, providing everyone with the most important information for the new season.

Facts & Figures
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Dates & Times Location / Address

July 30 - August 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wed. - Thurs.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday

GDS is held twice a year. 
Future staging:  February 4 - 6, 2014

Düsseldorf Fairgrounds / Messegelände
Halls 2 - 7
40474 Düsseldorf
Show Organizer Show Sponsors

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz / Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
Hauptverband der Deutschen
Schuhindustrie e.V.
Offenbach/Main, Germany

Bundesverband des Deutschen Schuheinzelhandels e.V.
Cologne, Germany
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GDS is an international footwear fair that provides footwear dealers with an overview of suppliers' collections in the form of samples. A shoe collection consists of a homogenous program that shows the consistency as regarding the type of shoe, quality, price, fashion orientation and target group. Besides footwear, accessories may also be displayed provided that they complement the retail footwear display.

Results from Fall GDS 2013:

815 exhibitors from 36 countries.  21,000 trade visitors (combined total with GLOBAL SHOES).

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GDS Project Team:

U.S. Exhibit Space Sales, U.S. Exhibitor Services

Matthew Spiekhout
Project Manager

U.S. Trade Press and Advertising

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Releations


Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel. (312) 781-5180
Fax (312) 781-5188

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Tickets and Catalogues can be purchased through the GDS online Ticket Shop.

Please click here to access our GDS Ticket Shop.

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .