Digital Connection

What is the Digital Connection?

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags offers buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to enhance their participation at the show by following a virtual business path: the Digital Connection, a digital platform accessible before, during and after the event.

I will gladly tell you about my experience at Expo Riva Schuh. The platform was very accessible and easy to use. Allows you to find suppliers by destination, price or country of origin. And at the very moment when it was not possible to travel, to have new partners, it helped me to have a new range of new suppliers. At that time we worked online, which was not as difficult as it seemed at first. It is possible that everyone approached the work professionally.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Anna Soghoyan - CEO of Tareno LLC and Head of the Buying Department
The experience I had last season at the first online edition of Expo Riva Schuh was positive. The organisation of the website was good and the consultation of the pages by customers was simple to use and intuitive. We made a lot of contacts, some of which resulted in orders. Relationships with customers are being consolidated for the next season too.
Paolo Villa - CEO of the Villa Group
We can safely say that the use of Swapcard, the digital platform made available by Expo Riva Schuh during the January 2021 edition, concluded with very positive figures.
Exhibitors at the virtual fair gathered plenty of new contacts, creating interaction between national and international workers. Some of these contacts were subsequently transformed into orders, resulting in sales that are surely an important sign of recovery for the footwear sector.

The speed of dialogue and the simplicity of the platform assist a process of change which, in turn, provides an increased level of customer satisfaction.
Today’s customers demand something new every month or two and it is only thanks to technology that we can keep up with the needs of a forever-changing market. 
Lino Mattiozzi - President of Assoprov

Once I have registered, how do I access the platform?

To access the platform, all you need to do is click on the following link and insert your registration credentials.

Who can participate?
Participation is open to the entire trade show community, including companies and buyers who will not be able to come to Riva del Garda in person. Visitors will be able to access it free of charge, while exhibitors will have to pay a fee. 

What are the benefits of the Digital Connection?

  • Browse and filter the list of exhibitors and product catalogue
  • Scan the QR code of the exhibition stand and get information on the company attending the show 
  • Get to points of interest easily with the new online map 
  • Schedule one-to-one appointments with companies 
  • Promote networking thanks to artificial intelligence that allows the data collected to be aggregated with buyer and company profiles
  • Access unprecedented content, watch the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags event programme through live streaming and on demand
  • Make video calls and exchange instant messages via chat, as in the most advanced messaging applications 
  • Enable exhibitors to collect contacts by scanning visitor tickets

How can I log into the platform? 
If you are a visitor, please get your ticket for Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, and as soon as the platform will open, you will receive an invitation email to activate your profile and start the navigation.
If you are an exhibitor, please complete your profile and the company information in the Reserved Area and as soon as the platform will open, you will receive an invitation email to start the navigation. 

Download the Digital Connection App to have everything you need with a click!


11 - 14 JANUARY 202514 - 17 JUNE 2025

Exhibition CentreVia Baltera, 20 - 38066 - Riva del Garda (Italy)

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