89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh between online and offline sales channelsThe first event on the trade fair calendar commences the footwear season, with the new FW 2018-19 collections and an international public
Returning to Riva del Garda from 13 to 16 January 2018 is the extraordinary showcase for volume footwear, Expo Riva Schuh. Over the years, the event that has confirmed itself to be a meeting point between international production and distribution, with key representation of the main production districts at the fair – China, India, Vietnam, Brazil, etc. – and heterogeneous distribution both in terms of nationalities represented and distribution channel types (from big chain stores to fast fashion, and from wholesalers to e-commerce), is carefully following the developments of international markets with the intent of transforming them into business opportunities for the fair’s attendees. The focus of the last few editions has been on issues like the integration between online and offline sales channels, and omni-channel retailing: extremely relevant issues discussed also during the inaugural events of the fair, with the contribution of experts and sector analysts.
At this 89th edition, 1,400 exhibitors coming from 34 different countries will present their Fall/Winter 2018-19 collections to around 13,000 trade visitors coming from 100 nations. To their number can be also be added the nationalities encountered during the Expo Riva Schuh Around the World promotional tour: after South Africa, the great protagonist of the 88th edition, this time it is the turn of Scandinavia. Last October 12, the organizers of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi met buyers from this part of the world in Stockholm, presenting the Riva event, while analysing worldwide retail trends together, in light of the new timing dictated by fast fashion.
Thus, Expo Riva Schuh is ready to be kicked off: this international, qualified business platform and observatory onto current trends in the global production and distribution chain, officially opens the FW 2018-19 season of footwear, offering all operators from the footwear industry a unique opportunity to meet up.