ILM to reschedule exhibition not to be simultaneous with Gallery Shoes. On the agenda in February 2019, the leather goods fair held in Offenbach, Germany, twice a year, will take place a few days ahead of its usual scheduling to avoid concurrence with another exhibition, namely Gallery Shoes, in Düsseldorf. Next year ILM will kick off on February 16 and will close its stands on February 18. “This is an exclusive courtesy for Düsseldorf young footwear fair”, emphasized Arnd Hinrich Kappe, managing director at Messe Offenbach. “Fortunately, we are fully entitled to make our decisions independently. Our major concern is pinpointing the best possible date for visitors, also looking, of course, at the concurrent industry events that take place in Germany and abroad”. Next ILM edition is scheduled on September 1-3, 2018. The following ones are on the agenda on February 16-18, 2019, then on September 7-9, 2019. Starting from 2020, the exhibitions will get back to their traditional scheduling, that is, end of February/beginning of March and September early weeks.