The GDS Footwear Fair will take place at the Fairground, Dusseldorf from September 16-19, 2004. This year 1,649 exhibitors from 53 nations will participate, confirming GDS as the sector’s foremost trade fair. The largest showcase on footwear fashion will include events, shows and seminars to guide professionals through the new season. GDS will focus on the new 2005 spring/summer collections and encompass all styles, from handmade Oxfords from Mexico, designer stilettos from Brazil and sporty styles from Australia; laid out in three sections: Modern, Young and Global sources; for easy navigation around the fairground. The event reflects the global panorama of shoe fashion with 89% of visitors coming from outside Germany.

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