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Wednesday, December 5, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Preparations for the premiere of GDS Select – Premium European Shoe Fair, to take place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC) from April 17 – 19, 2013, are in full swing. There has been great response from the footwear sector for this new trade fair, demonstrating that not only the concept of GDS Select but also the timing and location is very advantageous for exhibitors and visitors. GDS Select is closely linked to the emerging trends in Asia and will become a meeting point for international exhibitors and visitors.

As a special show for select international brands, the debut of GDS Select will be held as a separate trade fair as part of the China International Footwear & Leathergoods Exhibition which presents 250 brands. Both trade fairs are open to trade visitor only. Benefitting from the extensive sector knowledge and experience of Messe Düsseldorf (organizer of GDS – international event for shoes & accessories – and GLOBAL SHOES – leading trade show for sourcing), GDS Select 2013 offers over 70 brands a platform to present their collections to some 7,000 visitors. The exhibits will be complemented by design competitions, seminars and lectures. For the trade fair, the China Commerce Association for General Merchandise (CCAGM) will invite some 1,000 buyers from major department stores from throughout Chinato a summit for the shoe sector. A further highlight will be the concurrently held Shanghai Fashion Week.

The new website is now live. Exhibitor applications as well as general show, travel and partner information can be accessed online.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at GDS Select 2013, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit our web site; Subscribe to our blog at; Follow us on twitter at

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