Frank Hartmann, a 47-year-old top manager of Messe Düsseldorf who oversees the GDS and many other fairs, has been appointed as managing director of Igedo, a subsidiary that operates various fashion exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Moscow and China, replacing Gerald Böse. He will work together with Margit Jandali, a former public relations guru who has been placed in charge of CPD, the other major fashion fair organized by Messe Düsseldorf. The nomination could help develop some new synergies among the various fashion fairs, and also between them and the GDS. As previously reported, there is a strong chance that the GDS will take place earlier from 2006 onwards.