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Vol.07  Issue 02/02, 14.02.2007

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Igedo Fashion Fairs Düsseldorf underlines Upward Trend

Increased Visitor Numbers and a Positive Mood



Body Look : Rösch

Body Look Show : Rösch



Tuesday evening saw the Igedo Fashion Fairs Düsseldorf (4 to 6 February 2007) close on a 5% increase in the number of visitors and with happy smiles on both exhibitors' and visitors' faces.
Provisional estimates from the organiser, the Igedo Company, calculate that over 45,000 international visitors attended the CPD, HMD, Body Look and Global Fashion fairs over the three days (compared to 42,798 at the previous event). This meant the Igedo Fashion Fairs are continuing their upward trend, in terms of both exhibitors and visitors alike. Alongside avid ordering activity it was especially the visitors' international mix and the rise in new visitors that contributed to this positive mood.

A total of 1,825 exhibitors from 52 nations were showcased at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. The proportion of international visitors rose slightly to 34%. The proportion of Eastern European buyers virtually doubled.

Just like last July at the premiere of the Igedo Fashion Fairs, the four independent events benefited considerably from the synergies generated by the launch of this umbrella brand. Visitors used the concurrence of the four fairs to gather information beyond their core range at the neighbouring events, thereby enabling them to extend their ranges.



CPD Show

CPD Show


"The past three days were an important signal to the market. The reviving economy finally seems to be injecting new life into the fashion sector," explained Frank Hartmann, Managing Director at the Igedo Company. "The mood at the stands was noticeably more positive and confident than one could have expected given the warm winter now almost over and the increase in VAT." The trade fair location of Düsseldorf, he said, was now on an upward trend for the third consecutive season. "We are on the right track, things are looking up again."
This development, Hartmann continued, would also be further underlined in future with new concepts and attractive ranges.

A comprehensive and perfectly dovetailed supporting programme consisting of fashion shows, trend and order information, panel discussions and evening events – such as the exhibition opening of British hat designer Philip Treacy, the award ceremony of the fashion media prize ModeMedienpreises by the GermanFashion Association as well as the 'Lingerie Stars' gala - provided a complement to the concentrated information and ordering power of the Igedo Fashion Fairs over the three days of the events. Düsseldorf was the 'place to be' for numerous national and international celebrities.

Igedo Fashion Fairs Düsseldorf 2008 with Altered Dates

The next Igedo Fashion Fairs will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 22 to 24 July 2007.

Also to give exhibitors and visitors a chance to plan ahead the Igedo Company announced its 2008 dates at a final press conference: as an exception due to Carnival week celebrations next year the Igedo Fashion Fairs Düsseldorf will be held from 10 to 12 February. After numerous talks held with the sector the summer event is to run from 27 to 29 July 2008.

Some more information :
Body Look - Passes the Test with Flying Colours
CPD scores Points with Conceptual Improvements

To the general Fashion Fairs Calendar 2007
Links to Fair Organizers




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