Around the World

Starting from 2017, the topic of internationalisation - the distinctive feature and main objective of the event - has found its maximum expression in Around The World, the business-oriented format that brings Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags throughout the               world and brings the world to Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags. 

An itinerary of national and international appointments designed to strengthen the identity of the fair, favour industry know-how, and encourage relations between operators while narrating  the past, present and future of millions     of bags, shoes and accessories.


Around The World is an initiative that has been made possible by a dense network of relationships characterized by influential partners such as MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) and ITA (Italian Trade  Agency).      The synergies with the industry's players such as ATEA (Area for the Protection of Artisan Excellence) and APICCAPS (Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association) are   also  fundamental. Together with Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, they explore the market, collect successful case histories, start discussions and involve professionals, thus fuelling a stimulating and innovative  place to be projected   into  the   future   of  the  footwear and leather goods sector.