GDS Announces March Dates

The GDS trade show is moving away from weekends.

The event, which announced its dates for 2011 on Tuesday, said the decision to run from Wednesday through Friday (rather than Thursday through Sunday) was made to better accommodate retail and industry groups. The next GDS show will take place March 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

New for March, eight selected labels will present in identical booths. Also, attendees who register online will receive electronic tickets.

“We are once again expecting a diverse and, more specifically, international event featuring an exciting blend of market leaders and smaller new labels,” Kirstin Deutelmoser, project director of GDS, said in a statement. “Even at this early stage, the exhibitor interest in all segments is high and demand is particularly high in the Premium and Young Fashion segments.”