Shoes From Spain: Spain as a leading protagonist at Expo Riva SchuhFICE – the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries is in charge of coordinating the participation of 53 companies representing 75 brands at the next edition of the Riva del Garda fair, which represents a fundamental occasion for presenting the quality and design of ‘Made in Spain’, while also allowing productive partnerships to be started up with international brands.
Among the worldwide protagonists of footwear, Spain presents itself at the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh with great style, proposing an exhibition space of over 1,350 sqm headed by FICE, making it the second largest exhibiting presence at the fair from Europe.This confirms how the Riva event plays a fundamental role in the sales strategies of Spanish footwear manufacturers oriented towards exports, since it represents the first international event on the calendar with sector players, which is essential to presenting the new spring-summer 2020 collections and winter re-stockings. The first feedback arriving from buyers allows the final collections to be developed, while the first orders are received and inserted into the production plan. At the same time, for Expo Riva Schuh buyers, it represents a not-to-be-missed opportunity for browsing the latest trends and proposals, while booking their first orders, planning their purchases, and rounding off eventual winter re-orders.
In 2017, Spanish footwear production counted over 100 million pairs for a value of 2,000 million euros, with leather footwear (the category with the highest added value) representing 82.7% of total production in terms of value.
Spain claims a long and important tradition in footwear production, and the quality and design of its products is recognised and well-established on an international level. For this same reason, Spanish businesses are an important point of reference for international fashion brands in search of partners for the development of their own collections, and Expo Riva Schuh is the ideal opportunity for meeting up with them and beginning new partnerships.