Shoes-Contacts is a new business portal launched by GDS, the international event for shoes and accessories, in cooperation with portal specialist m2b GmbH. The aim is to bring shoe sector manufacturers, distributors and trading agents together in an attempt to help companies find suitable business partners.

With over 1,200 exhibitors and some 22,500 trade visitors from throughout the world, Shoes-Contacts hopes to help newcomer companies from abroad gain a clear overview of the complete European market. The new portal already boasts over 8,000 premium contacts for the kick-off and is set to go live by mid-November in six countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland with all of Europe ultimately joining the mix.