The sector came together at Shoes Düsseldorf – with all important buyers on site meeting with more than 600 footwear brands and featuring all relevant brands from Europe, including Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Turkey.
Host Igedo Company once again demonstrated how both practical (short distances) and inspiring (atmosphere and open-plan, inviting stand construction) professional trade fairs can be nowadays. The well-known atmosphere of Areal Böhler provided the right backdrop for a more than satisfactory trade fair in bright sunshine.
Being hosted in Düsseldorf, the event was enjoyed by all participants. The difficult times saw Shoes Düsseldorf harvest the fruits of past months when the organisers defied the long pandemic and in actual fact found ways to avoid cancelling a single event.
"We notice that the relevance of Shoes Düsseldorf continues to grow on social media channels. Never before has there been so much interactive communication going on amongst attendees, i.e. organisers, exhibitors and retailers," explains Ulrike Kähler, Managing Director of Igedo Company.
A major point of exchange between the trade show management and participants related to supply chain issues. A problem that is increasing rather than diminishing and one prompting the Igedo Company to take a landmark decision; namely to already now stipulate that Shoes Düsseldorf, as the leading industry event for the 2023/2024 Autumn/Winter season, will be brought forward to 26th-28th February, 2023.
"To me actively discussing the future and quickly debating what is feasible and what is possible is also part and parcel of activities during a trade show," concludes Kähler.