GDS International Event for Shoes & Accessories and Global Shoes have confirmed the tradeshow dates for next year. The Düsseldorf-based footwear fair will be held March14-16 and September 5-7, 2012. The late date of the shoe fair had already been a discussion topic during the last edition. The management board of the fair has discussed the tradeshow dates several times with the result that the majority of exhibitors and visitors want to keep the date. The fair dates for 2013 are not yet fixed but will be published soon, according to organizers.