GLOBAL SHOES вЂ“ leading trade show for sourcing is back on course for growth. After the global economic climate put another clear damper on the fair in March exhibitors are now returning to DГјsseldorf. Some 380 of them will feature in Hall 8a and 8b of the DГјsseldorf exhibition centre from 11 to 13 September.Comparedwith the previous yearвЂ™s event this still constitutes a drop of 15% but over the March event an impressive 34% plus.
GLOBAL SHOES therefore once again underlines its significance as a leading fair for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and volume suppliers. Joint stand exhibitors from such countries as Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore have opted for DГјsseldorf again this season after dipping out of the March eventdue to the world economic crisis. IndiaвЂ™s Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is now also recommending its shoe manufacturers to participate at GLOBAL SHOES again.
вЂњAfter a turbulent start to the year the situation in the world footwear business appears to have settled a little.Many producersare looking to the future more optimistically again,вЂќ explains Kirstin Deutelmoser, Director at GLOBAL SHOES. вЂњWe are obviously delighted that our exhibitors are opting for DГјsseldorf again. Manufacturers who have otherwise hung back with trade fair participations are showcasing their products at GLOBAL SHOES. But they know they can do real business in DГјsseldorf because all key European volume buyers attend the fair.вЂќ
The fairвЂ™s around 380 exhibitors from 21 countries will again be presenting a wide range of womenвЂ™s, menвЂ™s, childrenвЂ™s and sports shoes through to casual and wellness footwear. Commenting on this Kirstin Deutelmoser says: вЂњGLOBAL SHOES is a representative reflection of the volume market business. Virtually all key suppliers will be attending in September.вЂќ Strong market suppliers include the likes of Novo Model Scoop (Israel), Michel X (Hong Kong), Cortina China, Studio 56 and Allied Champion (all from China), JC Concept and A&A Mad Mad (both from Malaysia), Eurowind (Taiwan), Euromax (France) and RAM Fashion (India).
The forthcoming GDS вЂ“ International Event for Shoes & Accessoriesand GLOBAL SHOES вЂ“ leading trade show for sourcing will be held at the DГјsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 11 to 13 September 2009.A total of 1,145 exhibitors from 42 countries will be presenting their latest shoe and bag collections (correct as of:20/08/2009).On show at GDS will be 1,800 collections for Spring/Summer 2010 plus trends for the current season.