Expo Riva Schuh: the uniqueness of being a ‘widespread fair’

From 12 to 15 January 2019, the Riva del Garda fair returns to inaugurate the footwear fashion season, offering sector operators a different and unique way to do business that will involve the entire territory, while presenting an offering that is even more comprehensive and complete today thanks to its conjunction with Gardabags.

Jan 18, 2019
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A fair that is one-of-a-kind from a number of points of view: Expo Riva Schuh returns in January for its 91st edition and does so by reinforcing its ties – which have always allowed it to stand out from other fairs – with its territory, Riva del Garda. Thanks to the exhibition network consisting of the exhibition centre and the hotels of Riva del Garda, Expo Riva Schuh sets itself up as a true ‘widespread exhibition’, capable of promoting the excellences of both the footwear products displayed and the territory hosting it. For many years, the hotels in Riva del Garda have been a considerable resource for companies seeking a more suitable context for their one-to-one targeted meetings, offering them also the opportunity to present ad hoc layouts. At the same time, the exhibition centre represents the ideal crossroads for new meetings, providing a unique opportunity to get in touch with the most important international buyers.

“Ours is a different way of experiencing business, which encourages encounters as well as providing an opportunity to discover the territory and its excellences – confirms Giovanni Laezza, general manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi -. Not only are trade fairs key business platforms, they also generate critical opportunities for discussion helping to regain balance between the increasingly faster fashion trends and the production and distribution demands. The widespread fair, together with the unique combination of business and leisure, is a strategic leverage that has allowed Expo Riva Schuh to strengthen its position within the exhibition global scenario”.

As the leading business platform for the footwear manufacturing industry, Expo Riva Schuh will once again offer a complete overview of the new trends for Fall/Winter 2019-20, alongside the summer’s re-stockings. Over 1,400 exhibiting companies coming from more than 40 different countries worldwide will be ready to satisfy in the best possible way a wide range of buyers and their diversified needs– from large chain stores to wholesalers, and from fast fashion to e-tailers. At the same time, more than 12 thousand members of the trade coming from 100 different nations will attend.

As usual, the fair will offer a complete panorama of the most important production hubs worldwide, which will feature not only the Chinese pavilion, but also delegations and companies coming from India and Brazil.

Now, more than ever before, Expo Riva Schuh proposes itself as a 360-degree fair thanks to Gardabags, the exhibition-event dedicated to bags and accessories that is now in its second edition, which is held in conjunction with Expo Riva Schuh and hosted in the splendid location of the Riva del Garda Pala Vela. Launched from Expo Riva Schuh’s long-time experience as a leading fair in the volume segment, Gardabags is ready to offer a concrete answer to the growing demand for Total Look solutions, allowing buyers to enrich their purchases in a synergic and cohesive way, thanks to the select proposal of men’s and women’s bags, small leather goods, bags for leisure time, shopping bags, luggage, business bags, and leather accessories. This synergy has led to the establishment of the only international business hub able to offer an irreplaceable mix of footwear and accessories within high-volume retailing.

As a result, starting from this edition, buyers will benefit from the exceptional opening of Gardabags until 8 pm, as well as from a capillary network of services and connections between the two events, which will allow visitors and operators to make the most of their visit in a pathway filled with new business opportunities.

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