Covid-19 communication

For updates on the Covid-19 Dossier that also concern Italy, please visit the official websites of the World Health Organization and  of the Italian Health Department.

For further information on the activity and measures adopted by Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the organizing body of the fair, check the institutional website.


UPDATE AT 22nd APRIL 2020

In this, the second phase of the Covid-19 emergency, the Italian Government is paying heed to the guidelines set out by the World Health Organisation and is preparing health and behavioural measures that will enable all businesses, including those in the footwear and leathergoods sector, to re-start their activities.   

Social distancing, the use of items for personal protection and the measures for sanitising premises and spaces will alter the way in which we carry out our daily lives and businesses to safeguard our health.  

The timing and methods for the various manufacturing sectors to re-open will be detailed over the coming weeks by the appropriate authorities. 

As we do not yet have precise indications regarding the organisation of exhibitions and related events, we aim to communicate the dates of the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags as soon as possible, and in accordance with national legislation.

 

UPDATE AT 1ST APRIL 2020

Given the on-going emergency health situation which almost all the countries in the world are currently facing, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi board of directors, having carefully examined the entire scenario, has taken the  decision that the current conditions do not permit us to carry out the forthcoming editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, originally scheduled for June 13th to 16th in Riva del Garda.

The senior management of the organising company simultaneously initiated a consultation amongst all those involved – exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders, both local and international, in order to evaluate the possibility of revising the calendar and bringing the winter edition forward to the latter part of 2020, rather than its normal slot which sees in the new year in the month of January.

Knowing that the decision to suspend the summer edition will have a direct economic and organisational impact on the entire chain involved, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi intends to explore other potential ways of safeguarding the sector’s business, laying the foundations for new trade fair strategies that take into account market needs and that are able to provide the impetus to a real recovery of international trade. 

Over the coming weeks, operational details and strategic choices will be disclosed in light of the on-going analyses.


UPDATE AT 12th MARCH 2020

The respect of the health and work safety of all actors involved in the organization of the most important international fair dedicated to volume footwear and leather goods shall take priority over anything else. Therefore, we set out to communicate to all our exhibitors and visitors that we are currently planning the 94th edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the fifth Gardabags.

The health emergency that hit us demands responsibility and caution, complying with the ordinances in order to guarantee the safety and health of all our stakeholders. At the same time, we wish to ensure continuity to our services and projects.

Therefore, wr are constantly monitoring the global and European scenario concentrating our efforts in creating an extremely important event for the global footwear market. We are going to promptly update the progress of the new editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, always aiming to provide our greatest support to businesses and market development.

In compliance with the rules laid down, the staff undertakes to continue the normal telework activity and remains at your complete disposal by phone, by e-mail and videoconference to answer all questions.