Countdown to GDS

Over 30 Portuguese footwear companies will be on highlight on GDS, in Düsseldorf, from 26 to 28 June.

Portugal is going to be one of the largest foreign delegations at the considered the main footwear exhibition in central Europe.
Altogether, 740 footwear and accessories brands will participate in GDS. According to the CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, “the over 700 companies that will be at GDS, will continue to offer original and diversified products”.

GDS is a key event for the Portuguese industry that has allowed the companies to approach not only the German market but also a set of great relevant countries. “The Portuguese footwear exports to Germany have been continuously growing. Moreover, at the moment, Portugal exports over 300 million pairs of shoes and the attendance at GDS has been a crucial role to these good results”, stated Fortunato Frederico, President of APICCAPS.