Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The evolution of the pandemic situation in Italy and the introduction of the Reinforced Green Pass/ Super Green Pass ( -necessary to access all trade Fair events- have created great apprehension amongst the Operators of the Footwear and Leather goods industry. Therefore, I hereby gladly confirm that the 96th Edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 7th Edition of Gardabags are going to take place, as scheduled, at the Exhibition Centre of Riva del Garda, from Saturday 15th to Tuesday 18th January, 2022.

Above all, we will prioritise your Health through the implementation of a structured and firm Safety Protocol ( and the prompt management of the flow of people and of gatherings. It is also very reassuring that Italy (81,70%) and the other protagonist countries of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags are now showing the best percentages of vaccinated people.(

At a time when business and imports are on the upswing, the participation in a strategic B2B event, such as Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is more essential than ever. We hope to meet you in person in a few days and, in the meantime, I will share a brief report on our Exhibition.

● More than 520 confirmed Exhibitors

● 32 Countries represented (Top Players: Italy, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, India)

● Doubled registration rate of buyers, compared to summer 2021 (Top Players: Italy,
Germany, France, Spain, Belgium)

● Representation of Chinese production, thanks to the Hybrid Service solution, which
involves the physical presence of samples in Riva del Garda and the opportunity of remote
business negotiations.

● Possibility to participate in-person or virtually, thanks to the Digital Connection App/platform

Looking forward to meeting you at the booth.

My best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Roberto Pellegrini

Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi  – organiser of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags