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Shoe sector bids farewell to the GDS fair

Having taken place February 7-9 this week, the last ever footwear fair GDS was held at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. This was the 123rd and final edition of the fair which until not so long ago was a “must attend” fair for footwear brands and retailers. 

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Less brands to showcase at GDS in February

A lower number of footwear brands are expected to showcase at the upcoming edition of GDS, the international event aimed at the footwear sector taking place February 7-9, 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Placing leather in the correct space

In a long career you will make a lot of mistakes, you are just trying to avoid making too many big ones. Perhaps more important is not to dwell on your decisions too much and let them prey on your mind. So when I was challenged in a seminar in GDS Düsseldorf last week and failed to respond effectively it has aggravated me that I have struggled to move on and get it out of my mind.

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Brazilian shoe sector to focus on exports

A drop in Brazilian domestic demand of footwear and the need to increase shoe exports to maintain an economic balance was highlighted by Abicalçados’ (Brazilian Association for the Footwear Industry) at a press conference held at Francal (the Brazilian shoe and accessory trade show), July 7 in São Paulo.

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Lineapelle to host sustainability seminars at GDS

Lineapelle, the international show for leather and components for footwear and leather goods, has chosen the GDS show in Düsseldorf in early February to communicate through a series of seminars the sustainability and fashion aspects of Italian made leather.

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Visitor numbers lower at new look GDS

The new earlier dates for the GDS footwear show were tested last week when the new look show took place July 30 – August 1. GDS, took place at Messe Düsseldorf also included the new sourcing show - tag it!

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