In terms of content the GDS concept boasts an all-new structure, a stronger focus on accessories, a press day under the heading of “15 Minutes of Fame” as well as earlier dates. Summer 2014 will see GDS make a clear move forward, running from July 30 to August 1, 2014 (around six weeks earlier than in the past) as well as from February 4-6, 2015. This re-orientation of GDS makes it the international kick-off event for the footwear trade. Retail will be given a overview of all important collections and trends for the season ahead and therefore an optimum introduction to range planning.

The three days of last edition of GDS, took place March 12-14 the shoe sector got together in Düsseldorf to find out about the collections for the 2014/15 Autumn/Winter season with 800 exhibitors hailing from over 30 countries. According to media reports there were less visitors attending the show this year and followed on from a fall in visitor numbers at Micam in Milan which took place a week earlier.

The sourcing trade fair Global Shoes already began a day earlier from March 11-14 with 270 exhibitors presented their collections at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.