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Despite the storm low Eberhard and the resulting severe restrictions with regard to travel and security measures on the site, around 9,800 trade visitors came to the fourth edition of the Gallery Shoes.
During the three successful days of the fair, more than 55 brands from 20 countries, with a share of 65 percent international and 35 percent national participation, presented their new autumn/winter collections 2019/20.
A must-attend event for the shoe retail trade
At the press conference of the Federal Association of the Shoe and Leather Industry (HDS/L), which took place at the Gallery Shoes, the response to the fair was positive and confirming. According to Brigitte Wischnewski, President of the Federal Association of German Shoe Retailers, trade visitors should not miss out on the Gallery Shoes. She would have met all the important buyers here and recommended that anyone who had not yet taken part in the event should visit it at all costs. At the Gallery Shoes, the industry meets to inform itself, order, reorder and maintain networks. In addition, the mood on the part of the exhibitors was perceived as correspondingly positive.
Carl-August Seibel, President of the Shoes and Leather Goods Industry, added that the Gallery would show Shoes shoes in combination with the latest fashion and trends. This would be a very important criterion for a successful understanding of today’s market requirements at the POS.
Gallery Shoes aims to attract buyers to Düsseldorf
“We are very pleased about this confirmation, which we are also experiencing internationally,” says Ulrike Kähler. “Gallery Shoes is a fixed term. We feel this not only on trips abroad, where we curate new brands, but also when we visit important European dealers”.
After four successful events, we would have a good stable platform and serious business cards in terms of the internationality of the trade visitors, in order to deepen the discussions even further in addition to the marketing measures that have taken place in many European countries from the outset, in order to attract important buyers to Düsseldorf again in the medium to long term, partly also in cooperation with key exhibitors.
“This will also benefit from the fact that the Gallery Shoes portfolio is developing dynamically and in some cases also expanding in the zones. The new layout of the ‘Halleam Water Tower’, for example, has created space for new premium brands. Slow expansion of space on the Böhler site is also still possible,” says Ulrike Kähler.
Exhibitors at Gallery Shoes are satisfied
For many exhibitors, the Gallery Shoes is an important communication platform, which has become a permanent fixture on the market.
Lars Fischer, Moderaum Fischer with Fratelli Rossetti: “Using this platform is certainly the right decision for us as first-time exhibitors at Gallery Shoes. We have made important contacts. The course has been set – a super trade fair!
Thomas Wetzlar, Naturino/Scalerion, Sales Manager Naturino and Managing Director Scalerion: “We are very happy about the beautiful ambience and the committed trade fair organisation. For us, the Gallery Shoes with its great visitor response is the highlight of the ordering season. We appreciate the many interested visitors and regularly present new models and styles from Naturino at the fair. A must! The Gallery Shoes also offers us the perfect setting to get in touch with trade and industry and introduce Scalerion. The response to our offer is overwhelming and we are very happy about the great and trusting cooperation with Mrs. Kähler and her team. For us the Gallery Shoes belongs firmly to our fair calendar!
Vito de Silvio, agency Vito de Silvio, owner: “We have been there since the first Gallery Shoes, the fair is an absolute must for the industry. All in all a successful event”.
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