Everything you need to know about the new Gallery Shoes
News - 03 Apr 2017News
For many years, it was considered the «fair of the fairs» and has recently announced profound changes. The GDS as we knew it, ended last February. However, the international footwear market will have a new beginning in Düsseldorf. The first Gallery Shoes will be held from 27 to 29 August, from Sunday to Tuesday. That means the internationally recognized heritage of Düsseldorf as a business center, with over 60 years of history, will be preserved in the future with a new configuration and administration. “The stories which connect the Portuguese footwear industry to GDS mean a lot to us”, highlighted the Gallery Shoes’ Project Manager, Ulrike Kähler.
The tradeshow will be divided into five sections: Premium, Contemporary, Urban, Comfort and Kids. It will have an area of 10.500 m² and will be able to host 500 brands. The organization is expecting between 8000 and 10,000 visitors from North, Centre and Eastern Europe.
“The fact that the new schedule of the event falls on different days of the week will also allow independent and smaller specialist stores to visit the event”, stated Ulrike Kähler.