Having carried out a careful evaluation of the various options and in consultation with all those involved, from exhibitors and visitors to national and international stakeholders, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi has established the new dates for the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags: the events will take place from December 11th to 14th 2020.

The decision to re-formulate the exhibitions calendar, by bringing the January edition forward to December demonstrates a positive impulse for the companies in this sector towards a return to commercial exchange at international level.

In the video presentation of the new dates of the event the Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini, stated: “In a constantly evolving context, such as that in which we operate, exceptional decisions sometimes need to be taken: our new choice of dates for Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags aims to safeguard the target markets of these two events. Over the past two months, we have maintained a constant flow of dialogue with exhibiting companies and buyers, both via an on-line survey and direct discussions with Representative Institutions and International Agencies. As a result of this careful analysis and opinion-seeking, what has emerged is a common desire not to accept the moment passively, but to react, aiming to turn the crisis into an opportunity.”

The94th edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 5thedition of Gardabags will, of course, be held with all due respect for prevailing laws governing the health of all those involved
In accordance with safety protocols established by the authorities concerned, strict sanitisation procedures for all areas are planned together with the use of PPE. The number of people entering will be managed right down to individual stands via registration or matching systems, whereas the event opening times will be extended. Inside the halls of the exhibition centre there will be new layouts and a complete re-design which will make social distancing possible.