Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Shoe trade looks to the future with optimism
Shoe trade looks to the future with optimism
Mar '10
The Düsseldorf Shoe Fairs GDS – International Event for Shoes & Accessories and GLOBAL SHOES – leading trade show for sourcing – drew to a close on Sunday with great optimism and more than satisfactory results. In total approx. 29,500 trade visitors used the three days of the trade fair to gather information on the 2010/11 Autumn/Winter season and place their orders in Düsseldorf. Prevailing in the exhibition halls was a concentrated working atmosphere.

The unanimous mood amongst many exhibitors was that buyers were in very jovial spirits and the talks they held struck a basic positive note that had not been felt for quite some time now reflecting an avid interest in the new fashion details for the next season. So as to gear the shoe-fair duo to changing market conditions the GDS Advisory Board decided to adopt a different sequence of exhibition days on Sunday. From 2011 both trade fairs will be held from Wednesday to Friday.

Describing the situation Kirstin Deutelmoser said: “GDS was a key indicator for the sector. Retailers have substantially benefited from the long and cold winter. Their stocks are depleted and need to be replenished for next winter. We felt optimism and a good mood paired with a concentrated though relaxed working atmosphere on all three days.“ Commenting on the changed days of the week she explained: “Together with the Advisory Board we have decided on changing to weekdays. We are confident that this move will make GDS and GLOBAL SHOES even more attractive for retailers.

Thanks to the new days we have avoided the day with the highest retail sales – Saturday. This means retailers no longer have to decide between visiting the trade fair and selling. Now both are possible. The 111th GDS will therefore run from 16 to 18 March 2011. For the forthcoming GDS the Friday to Sunday format will remain unchanged.” Summing up the course of the trade fair Horst Wortmann,Managing Director of the Wortmann-Group, said: “We have had a really good GDS.

Our various stands were very well attended on all days. We could virtually feel this spirit of a new beginning when talking to our customers. Now it is up to each retailers and manufacturer to make the best of this favourable initial situation. With its new running schedule GDS follows the needs of retailers and, hence, of our customers. It is the task and duty of a trade fair to identify and fulfil such needs. I assume that this decision will improve the position of GDS on the market even further.” Boasting such brands as Tamaris, s.Oliver, Marco Tozzi and Caprice the Wortmann Group is among Europe's biggest shoe producers.

Having returned to GDS as an exhibitor Giancarlo Sonaglioni of the Italian brand Roberto Botticelli was also satisfied with the outcome of the fair: “After six years' absence we have taken part in GDS again and are very happy. Thanks to the different segments buyers find what they are looking for fast and can work efficiently. We want a bigger stand in September.”

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Fashion | On 23rd Jun 2018

Nigerian bank launches N1 bn fund for fashion entrepreneur

Nigeria’s Bank of Industry has set aside 1 billion Naira (N) to...

Courtesy: Tayal

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2018

Tayal textile factory in Algeria starts exports to Turkey

Algeria’s largest textile factory, the joint Algerian-Turkish company ...

Courtesy: Manhattan Beachwear

Fashion | On 23rd Jun 2018

Manhattan Beachwear in global partnership with BCBG Group

Manhattan Beachwear, the largest swimwear manufacturer in the US, has ...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search