Celebrating the past and constructing the future
With a successful 90th anniversary edition now behind it, Expo Riva Schuh looks to its next edition in January 2019, by making preparations for it and getting ready to renew its meeting with the world’s main manufacturing hubs.
From a meeting between representatives and buyers in the world of footwear on vacation in the Lake Garda area to an extraordinary showcase for the main global hubs of footwear production: Expo Riva Schuh celebrated its history on the occasion of its 90th anniversary, but instead of resting on its laurels, it looks to the future
In June 2018, Expo Riva Schuh offered a lively confrontation between 1,400 exhibitors from 40 different nations (including the collectives of China, India, and Brazil) and more than 12 thousand visitors from around one hundred different countries worldwide. It also inaugurated the new Gardabags exhibition project exclusively dedicated to bags and on show at Riva del Garda’s Pala Vela, with the intent of offering new business opportunities to those individuals in search of a total look.
In January 2019, at the 91st edition to be held at the PalaFiere in Riva del Garda from 12 to 15 January, the numbers of exhibitors will slightly increase, presenting an even more expansive offering, both numerically and in terms of selection, while representing all footwear segments. Among the segments present, will also be that of safety footwear represented by names like Grisport, Ma-Cri, M&G, Spirale, Salber, Condor Trade and Safety Joggers… The selection of the Riva show is aimed at large-scale distributors and chain stores, private labels, and an increasing number of leading players in e-commerce and fast fashion chains, which with their model are taking over the world of retail. One element that remains a constant at the event is the ability of the Riva del Garda FiereCongressi organisation to interpret important on-going changes in the worldwide market of footwear, in order to increase business opportunities for everyone. The inaugural moment of the event is traditionally dedicated to debating these dynamics, with the contribution of sector experts and analysts.
Another strength of Expo Riva Schuh is the promotion of Expo Riva Schuh Around the World, which with each new edition of the event manages to attract operators from the most promising markets worldwide.
While awaiting the start of the next edition, it is possible to stay up-to-date on Expo Riva Schuh’s latest news and stories by consulting the site exporivaschuh.it.