|Expo Riva S chuh & Gardabags are back live . From Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20 July 2021 at the Riva del Garda exhibition center the appointment with the marketplace dedicated to volume footwear, leather goods and accessories is renewed, more than a year after the last event in attendance. The event, organized by Riva del Garda Fierecongressi , will bring together 406 exhibitors from 31 countries around the world and buyers from all over Europe in one place, confirming, once again, its leading role and reference point for the national sector and international.
” The numbers of exhibiting companies, about a third of those we are used to recording, are predictably downsized – commented Roberto Pellegrini, President of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi – If compared to the attendance of buyers expected for this edition, they tell us about a fair in able to guarantee that ideal proportion between exhibitors and visitors that over the years has proved functional to the business and always effective in terms of marketing products within this marketplace. The profiles of the players interested in the fair also confirm the strong international identity of the event and the will of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags to actively contribute to the restart on the Italian territory of a sector which, net of the difficulties, is more lively and competitive than never”.
And that’s not all. The physical event will continue in its transformation path into a real international networking hub among all the protagonists of the supply chain and will show its richness in an edition completed by an all-round digital experience to give life to a hybrid event capable of combine in right proportions online and offline. If the experience of the fair in the presence is an essential element for a product that must be experienced, touched and seen face to face to be appreciated in its entirety, in fact, the new digital platform has made it possible to cultivate the virtuous relationship with the Riva del Garda community. also in the past months and to continue to do so with the 122 companies that have decided to virtually participate in the edition starting today.
“The evolution path of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, having reached a new stage, cannot ignore the fundamental contribution of the consortia and trade associations that guarantee the maintenance of the high quality standards – said Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi – The collaborations with numerous international companies that will be representative at the fair are part of this perspective – Assoprov (Italy), BFA – British Footwear Association (Great Britain), Abicalcados (Brazil), Aegean Exporters’ Associations (Turkey ), Apiccaps (Portugal), Bulgarian Small And Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (Bulgaria), FICE (Spain) and Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (Pakistan) – as well as those with ICE – Italian Trade Agency and MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ), in a synergy that will contribute to amplify the international vocation of the event by involving visitors and d exhibitors from the main countries of consumption and production. “
Because these partnerships, which increasingly involve realities outside national borders, aim to favor the widespread presence of the event on the various markets and to develop important development initiatives outside Europe, of which the presentation of Expo Riva is an example. Schuh & Gardabags in New York next autumn, in collaboration with the territorial department of ICE. A key relationship, the one with Italian and worldwide institutions, which will also be underlined by the special ribbon cutting that will see Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio as protagonist, in videoconference, who will open the works of the 95th edition of the event at 10.30 on Sunday 18 July, in the main hall of the exhibition center.
To accompany the three days of the event there are also two exclusive moments of meeting and comparison designed to best combine business & leisure, which has always been one of the most strategic strengths of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags. The exclusive location Spiaggia Olivi, in Riva del Garda, will in fact be the scene on the evening of Sunday 18th of the event reserved for operators, press and institutions Food & Shoes Gala Dinner and on Monday 19th of the usual dinner organized by Assoprov for all its associates , of which over 40 present at the fair as exhibitors.
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is ready to welcome its community to the Riva del Garda exhibition center from 18 to 20 July 2021 in the name of safety because, to protect exhibitors, buyers and visitors, a real safebusiness protocol has been adopted. – relating to access and stay at the fair – in accordance with the health rules issued at national and European level.