GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories has announced new event days from the summer event in 2016. GDS and tag it! – The Private Label Show – will be held from 26 to 28 July 2016, i.e. from Tuesday to Thursday. This new concept was adopted upon the explicit request of retailers.


“In in-depth conversations with our advisory board we have decided in favour of changing the weekdays for the event. We want to constantly optimise the trade shows GDS and tag it! for retail. By opting for the new sequence of days we will avoid the Friday as one of the days generating the highest retail sales. This means retailers can capitalise on these three trade shows in the best possible way without having to decide between a trade show visit and a sales day at the store,” says Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, commenting on the decision.


The next GDS and tag it! will be held from 10 to 12 February 2016, as usual from Wednesday to Friday. But from July 2016 the new order of days will apply.

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