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International Footwear Workshop “Green Shoes for a Sustainable Life” to be held during GDS

24/06/2016 - Since the awareness of sustainability in the European footwear sector is increasing and seen as a long-lasting trend in business strategies, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) together with the other European partners of the “Step To Sustainability” project call upon footwear companies to participate in the International Footwear Workshop on Sustainability. read more

New Fashion Blogger Concept and Social Media Consulting at GDS

16/06/2016 - From 26 to 28 July 2016, the shoe sector will gather at GDS in Düsseldorf to find out about the coming trends and innovations for shoes and accessories. After four seasons with GDS testimonial bloggers the trade show is now breaking new ground to boost the cooperations with bloggers. read more

GDS and tag it! – Platform for Trends & Innovations in the Sector

23/05/2016 - + New dates, new order of days + Optimised hall structures + International collections + Comprehensive Trend Service + FashionBloggerCafé shoedition & Social Media Consulting + tag it! with strong international participation read more

GDS and tag it! – New Dates for Summer 2016 and Winter 2017

07/03/2016 - From Summer 2016 GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories and tag it! – The Private Label Show will for the first time run on a new sequence of days. read more

Satisfied Visitors at GDS

12/02/2016 - + Visitor survey: retailers open to new suppliers + Event: sector celebrates “Winter Breeze” + GDS extends Trend Service + Highlight Route showcases tomorrow’s technologies + “GDS 365” – digital B2B marketplace now open + 110 bloggers visit FashionBloggerCafé read more

,GDS 365‘ – Digital Marketplace

02/02/2016 - GDS launches Year-Round Online B2B Marketplace at wewantshoes.com read more

Highlight Route presents “Digital Craft #2”

21/01/2016 - The GDS Highlight Route once again has exciting insights into the world of technology 4.0 in store under the heading “Digital Craft #2”. Digital and virtual solutions as well as smart shop modules and changing rooms for bricks and mortar retail will be presented along the Highlight Route for visitors to experience. read more

Labels to Watch

21/01/2016 - When Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre once again becomes the pulsating heart of the international shoe sector from 10 to 12 February 2016 exhibitors from throughout the world will be showcasing their collections for the forthcoming 2016/17 Autumn/Winter season. read more

GDS presents 2016/2017 Winter Trends

18/01/2016 - + 800 Brands present Autumn/Winter Collections + Timberland and Vero Moda new at GDS – G-Star and Lottusse return + Event: Shoe Sector meets under the “Winter Breeze” Theme + Fashion Shows and Trend Spots inform Retailers + Highlight Route presents “Digital Craft #2” + VIP Guest: Ruth Moschner at the Studio Show read more

Shoe Sector meets for “Winter Breeze”

11/01/2016 - Right on time for the start of the winter edition of GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories, from 10 to 12 February 2016, GDS will be inviting guests to its big “Winter Breeze” sectoral event. read more

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