The organizers of the GDS show in Düsseldorf report a 9 percent increase in the number of exhibitors at its next session, running from Wednesday through Friday on March 16-18. They will be 830 companies from 37 countries, to be added to the 380 exhibitors at the simultaneous and contiguous Global Shoes show for sourcing. The increased interest in the fair is apparently mirroring the positive development of the German retail market. The number of exhibitors from Spain an d Portugal will be up by more than 20 percent. Diesel and Sixty Group will have their own stands in the Urban Authentic area in Hall 3.