June 17, 2021

Riva del Garda Fierecongressi

China keeps getting closer

Increasingly key centre of both footwear production and distribution, China is at the heart of the strategies of the Riva fair. Patrizia Battisti explains the initiatives put in place to build even closer relations between Expo Riva Schuh and the Asian giant.

This was stated by Mauro Alfonso, CEO of SIMEST, speaking at the "Made in Italy: setting a new course" summit organised by Gruppo 24 Ore, Financial Times and SkyTg24. Applications for expansion loans processed by SIMEST just in 2020 were valued at 3 million. At the top are small and medium-sized enterprises(90%) coming mainly from the North

Ellen Schmidt-Devlin – Executive Director, Lundquist College of Business Portland Programs; Cofounder, Sports Product Management Program at the University of Oregon and member of the Scientific Committee of Expo Riva Schuh highlights some important issues related to the world of supply, anticipating some of the issues that will be dealt with during the Digital Connection meetings.

Rossella Ravagli, Strategic Advisor and Director of Three-Year Course of Higher Education in Sustainable Fashion at Accademia Unidee/Fondazione Pistoletto, highlights the urgent challenges to overcome for a more sustainable fashion, anticipating some of the issues that will be discussed during the Digital Connection meetings.

From the shared wardrobe, to subscription shoes: here are the new ways of shopping for children’s clothing and shoes, which is easy on the wallet and kind to the environment, opening up new business opportunities and possibilities for growth.

In a world where the boundaries between physical and virtual are increasingly blurred, digital technology allows for the human component to increasingly be engaged in ways that are increasingly effective and creative. We spoke of this with Emanuela Prandelli at Netcomm Forum

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