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  • "GET A FEEL FOR THE FUTURE": imminent trends - accessories will be the stars of Around The World Tour

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    “GET A FEEL FOR THE FUTURE”: IMMINENT TRENDS – ACCESSORIES WILL BE THE STARS OF THE SHOW FOR THE 2019 EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS AROUND THE WORLD TOUR Know-how, business and networking for the leather trade: On Wednesday 13th November at 17.30, ATEA, the consortium for the conservation of artisanal excellence in the Marche and Abruzzo regions, will host a special focus on the tr…

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  • India Hall: valuable and competitive Indian footwear

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    As the second largest footwear producer at the global level, India could not be missed at the fair among the big players.  A large selection of Indian companies displayed its products in the general section and other 79 were hosted in the India Hall collective exhibition in pavilion A3. The Indian footwear has been able to take up a primary role within the fair: essentially made of leather, o…

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  • The Indian Consul General visits Riva Del Garda

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    The diplomat was greeted by the heads of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Spa and by the mayor Adalberto Mosaner Riva del Garda, 7th October 2019 - The Consul General of the Republic of India in Milan, dr. Binoy George, visited Riva del Garda to meet the leaders of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Spa by virtue of the collaborative relationships etsblished with Expo Riva Schuh event and to be we…

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  • Focus on “Top Shoes From China’

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    The attendance of Chinese companies at Expo Riva Schuh has grown over time, both as a whole and in terms of individual stands, but has also changed. The Made in China footwear displayed at the event has gradually improved its quality presenting a more sophisticated design in line with current trends as well as a more flexible product range. It goes without saying, the low price play a key role…

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  • Gardabags. Optimism and development are the keywords of 2020

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    The fair dedicated to bags and volume accessories celebrated its third edition in a new venue, having moved from Palavela to the new Pavilion D in the Exhibition Center of Riva del Garda as a complement to the Footwear Fair. The open and cosy stands of the new airy and bright venue, which extends over 4 thousand square meters, made the perfect setting for the display of the new SS 2020 collections…

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  • Italian design, Spanish manufacture and international trend

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    At Expo Riva Schuh footwear is synonymous with creativity A well-established breeding ground of ideas and trends, Expo Riva Schuh stood out once again in June 2019 for its outstanding creative potential. Many, many ideas were proposed in over 1400 stands of the fair where amid colors, materials, knowledge and traditions successful experiences have emerged such as the one presented by Marco Rina…

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  • A sustainable fashion chain is more competitive

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    The 92nd Expo Riva Schuh has dealt with a timely topic – chain sustainability of the fashion system – and what has emerged from the opening talk is that sustainability can be a significant opportunity to be leveraged in view of a greater competitiveness. The debate stemmed from the virtuous example of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the only Italian fair organization to be certified ISO 20121 fo…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Child

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    At Expo Riva Schuh, the absolute novelty for the digital-born generation is the shoe that connects to the smartphone, customizable with writings and drawings: innovative and in sync with the times, to be always online -  also through your own outfit.  The children's models reflect the trends in adult footwear, with the addition of playful and imaginative elements. The great protago…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Man

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The male collection that will be presented at Expo Riva Schuh will see the return of moccasins and lace-ups, yet revisited in a comfortable version, for a relaxed and original style. Men proudly sport strong colours, and they are more and more consciously choosing quality leathers and natural materials. Sneakers are always trendy for leisure time, both in the technical trainers versions…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Woman

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The need for comfortable women's shoes of SS2020 does not mean renouncing to glamorous elements with a strong character. Beach style slippers are very popular, yet they feature a crocotexture and glitter details with flashy prints that make them stand out even in the hot season. The python pattern returns to all types of footwear, as well as fluorescent colors, for a look in full nineties…

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  • SUSTAINABILITY IS A TREND at Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    More and more brands are offering in their collections models with low environmental impact, featuring materials that are either natural or recycled. For footwear, organic cotton is preferred for uppers together with materials such as recycled rubber or natural rubber, resulting in 100% green choices of vegan footwear certified with eco-friendly dyes, and 100% recycled and r…

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  • GARDABAGS TRENDS - Bags

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    SS 2020 trends are anticipated at Gardabags in a play of new shapes, colors and innovative combinations of materials that define with their strong personality every woman’s dream accessory PLAY & FUN The summer season is swooning over fun, colorful and written prints expressing strong personality. UNCONVENTIONAL SHAPE There is an explosion of unusual shapes: from marble-textured cube…

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  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The new Gardabags headquarters talks about sustainability

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Everyone is well aware of the great awareness with which Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the organizing company of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, has for years approached issues of social and environmental importance such as disability, food waste and sustainability. In particular, a strong position seems to be taken by the company with regard to the very relevant issue of environmental protecti…

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  • BLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS & THE FASHION WORLD When business passes through being “liked” on social media

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Perfect strangers become style icons. Hobbies turn into real professions. Products become objects of desire in no time. Money is made through likes and views. Better forget the reassuring twentieth-century economic theories to embrace unpredictability, the only (paradoxical) certainty of the modern consumer. Regardless of the product itself, whether food, travel or books, the game has changed and…

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  • GARDABAGS: the Riva del Garda marketplace captivates Italians

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Gardabags debuts at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre together with Expo Riva Schuh, and Italians are the first to seize the opportunity of a single large international marketplace. After two successful editions at Palavela Gardabgs, the fair dedicated to accessories, born in January 2018, announces its change of venue and it does so by recording an optimistic surge in adhesions by Italian l…

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  • At EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS the footwear fashion industry revolves around business sustainability

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Once again Expo Riva Schuh confirms its role as benchmark for the footwear industry worldwide owing to its ability to tackle strategic issues for the future of the sector. The opening ceremony of the next edition, which is scheduled for Saturday June 15th at 11 am is focused on “Sustainability of the fashion system", a talk show meant to dive into the fashion system’s sustainability from a wider p…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH: "The sustainability of the fashion system supply chain"

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh confirms its role as a point of reference for the global footwear sector, thanks to its ability to deal with strategic themes for the future of the sector at each edition. The focus of the opening moment of the next edition will be on the sustainability of the fashion system, seen from the broader point of view of "supply chain sustainability". This is an increasingly importa…

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  • OMNICHANNEL Adapting to change as a rule

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Being the key fair for volume footwear at the international level, it is reasonable to claim that a large part of the footwear worn by women, men and children in the world has been presented at Expo Riva Schuh. This exclusive marketplace, which never fails to foster the meeting between manufacturers and distributors, is however only the first of many stages leading to the final consumer. Regard…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: the international hub for the volume sector

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are taking place from 1th5 to 18th June 2019 at the exhibition center of Riva del Garda, the only international business hub integrating the offer of footwear and accessories for the volume sector in a single location. "We are pursuing a strategy that is in line with our mission, namely to offer an increasingly accurate selection of the merchandise proposal coupled…

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  • GARDABAGS AND PAVILION D Concept and background of the new Italian leather goods scene

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    As we are used to associating the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre to the most important international event dedicated to volume footwear, from next June we will have to broaden our horizons. Following two editions at the Palavela in Riva del Garda, in fact, the Gardabags accessory fair will also make its debut at the headquarters in via Baltera, together with its precursor Expo Riva Schuh. A w…

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  • AROUND THE WORLD Stop-over in the italian region Abruzzo to talk about counterfeiting and sales strategies

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    "Safeguarding products and distribution models" is the title of the conference organised on the 4th of April in Martinsicuro by the ATEA Consortium (Eccellenze Artigiane - Handcraft Excellence), in collaboration with the Teramo Chamber of Commerce, Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags. An important appointment, where ATEA President Francesco Palandrani has chosen to deal with the current issue of the com…

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  • MEETING "PRODUCT PROTECTION AND DISTRIBUTION MODELS" WITH EXPO RIVA SCHUH E GARDABAGS

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags continue their promotional tour and togheter with ATEA Eccellenze organize the meeting "Product protection and distribution models" scheduled for Thuesday 4 April at 10am at the Hotel Villa Luigi - Via Casone, 2 - Villa rosa di Martinsicuro. Among the topics at the center of the debate: Combat counterfeiting to look to the future Distributio…

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  • GARDABAGS TRENDS - Bags

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    The trends for next autumn/winter bags cater for all occasions, and meet the need for practicality of the contemporary woman, while keeping a touch of glamor and character. For day and leisure, in addition to soft leathers in the most classic shades of brown and black, there is a great trend for animalier, which defines with determination even the most classic outfit. Tartan is very common, as wel…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Child

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    The 2019/2020 winter collections of children footwear presented at Expo Riva Schuh emphasize a playful mood through drawings and patterns inspired by the world of animals for little boys and with a burst of colors for girls, from pastel colors to rainbow ones while the sporty trend displays a modern reinterpretation. The chunky sneaker is the brand new item for girls: already established in the ma…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Man

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    A bolder man emerges from the men's shoe collections for winter 2019/2020. The classic models are updated through the differentiation of details. The soles become protagonists, with unusual shapes, colorful details, or bright tones throughout the bottom. In leather footwear, one can perceive a more sober aesthetic, with rustic finishes or a worn-out effect. The shoe upper can be 100…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Woman

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    A renewed vintage trend characterizes the collections of women's shoes for winter 2019/2020, through the return of some elements that recall the style of the past decades: the heels, of different shapes and heights, have angles with strong lines and more powerful shapes, and feature resin or nickel details. Furthermore, the design of the necklines has changed, as they are more close…

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  • Children's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    For Spring/Summer 2019, we once again encounter sneakers, with or without laces, slip-ons and the ubiquitous ballerinas, to be worn for special occasions.  Many of the product ranges are inspired by the latest women’s trends, but re-interpreted for little girls, to guarantee comfort, quality and style. Pastel colours dominate and also shiny gold and silver.  Glamorous, romantic…

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  • Men's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    At Expo Riva Schuh, we see an elegant man emerge, aware of style and details, lover of all things beautiful, who seeks out well-made footwear, redesigned with contemporary appeal.  Street style dominates the male ranges, with new textures, motives and finishes on the upper, for a relaxed, comfortable look, but one that can also wow, with maxi soles. The fabrics are mainly technological soluti…

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  • Women's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Following in the wake of the ever-expanding quest for comfort, the presence of sneakers emerges strongly for Spring/Summer 2019, in technical fabrics with leather and elastic inserts. These sit alongside rubber maxi-wedges that hark back to the 1990s and which can be personalised with coloured stickers. High sandals are also eminent, some with small sequins and others with coloured…

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  • Bare essentials and comfort

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The key trend that emerges for the 2019 Spring/Summer collections at Expo Riva Schuh is typified by a quest for the bare essentials and for comfort. Sneakers continue to lead the way, both for men and women, colourful and with contrasting fabrics. There is also a significant presence of slip-ons, with both leather and rope soles, decorated with coloured straw appliqués. Natural elements a…

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  • South Africa strengthens its presence

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    News by South African Consulate-General   Bolton Footwear, Labora and Angel Shoes are the South African companies participating at Expo Riva Schuh, the leading international exhibition for volume production footwear taking place from 16 to 19 June 2018 at the Palafiere of Riva del Garda (HALL NEW C2 - Stand H23/H23a). The Show celebrates its 90th edition this year, paying homage to…

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  • Expo Riva Schuh meets APICCAPS

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    At the 20th UITIC International Congress, an international event for footwear technicians held in Porto from May 16th to 18th, Expo Riva Schuh met the leaders of APICCAPS, the Portuguese national association for footwear manufacturers. During this meeting, the two organisations shook hands on a new agreement that will further strengthen the presence of Portuguese companies at Expo Riva Schuh. “…

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  • Children's style at Expo Riva Schuh

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Comfort is the order of the days for the children's styles presented at Expo Riva Schuh. The shapes are soft and easy to wear, with uppers embellished with hints at popular cartoon characters.  For little girls, glamorous and refined details, such as glitter and fur, reflect their mothers' wardrobes. For boys we see the practicality of sneakers and ankle boots, ideal for time spent havin…

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  • Men's footwear fot the next winter season

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Comfort first and foremost for men's footwear next winter season. An elegantly relaxed style prevails, with evolving shapes that are increasingly rounded and fitted. The emphasis is on quality and attention to detail, inspired by the classic designs of the 1950's and 60's. Once again this year, sneakers are predominant: fun, audacious and ironic, some even daring to boast cartoon characters for…

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  • Trend for women is all about a new femininity

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The fashion footwear trends for women are all about a new femininity, where good taste is interpreted with a modern look and a touch of freshness and great attention to comfort, without neglecting style.  There are plenty of warm colours, such as red and shocking pink, as well as the ever popular blue, especially very bright shades of blue. The stars of the show are boots of all shapes…

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  • Comfort is fashion

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    For Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 a general trend is emerging from Expo Riva Schuh aimed towards comfort, with details that conjure up a certain classical elegance, somewhere between formality and tradition. Gone, therefore, is the idea that “comfort is not fashion” and a hybrid trend is in evidence that is designed to bring together different materials, styles and colours. The eclectic designs that wil…

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  • Classical taste and ethnic spirit for children’s summer shoes

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Two opposing worlds for the comfort of the little ones: classic and ethnic at Expo Riva Schuh for the summer 2018 children collection. The classic feminine outfit displays sneakers and total white little shoes with beads, strass or glitter inserts in pink, lilac, sky blue and aquamarine. In addition, we find delightful floral prints in pastel shades with glossy and iridescent finishing as well…

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  • Elegance, style and active wear for men’s summer 2018 shoes collection

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Expo Riva Schuh's preview confirms a refined, style-conscious man with an attentive eye on details, looking for well-made footwear, redesigned in a contemporary vein following the good tradition. Classic shapes in new solutions, uppers finished with varied leather, woven or with engraved patterns. All this with intense and classic colors, navy blue and indigo, leather, cognac, dark brown. The nu…

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  • A meeting with the South African Consul General, Titi Nxumalo

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    The relationship between South African organisations and institutions and Expo Riva Schuh is consolidated: the Consul General of South Africain Milan, Titi Nxumalo, has today visited the event in Riva del Garda, which hosted a collective of South African exhibitors, as well as  SAFLEC - the South African Leather Export Council - for the first time, at this edition of the fair.  …

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  • A new fusion style for the women footwear collection of the upcoming summer

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Imagination, dream, poetry, and reinvention of the finest international handicrafts: these are the keywords of the new women's shoes for the summer 2018, presented at Expo Riva Schuh. Last year's ethnic and nostalgic notes blend into a new fusion mood, very feminine and dreamy, showing stylized patterns and romantic flowers applied, carved or embroidered on transparent tulle. Rope is king, whet…

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  • Fashionable comfort for the new summer

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Intense beauty is the spirit of this edition of Expo Riva Schuh, easy and carefree at the same time. The summer 2018 shoe collection speaks an appealing language, unlocking the outdoor craze where, from glamorous to sporty looks, every model shows a touch of chic. The comfortable shapes are decorated with a thousand ideas and applications: flat or rubber wedge sliders rule, decorated with embro…

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  • Expo Riva Schuh Around The World - Sudafrica

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    With its first stop-off in South Africa, the Expo Riva Schuh Around The World tour sets off. Riva del Garda Fierecongressi will be busy during 2017 with various trips planned to present the event at ad hoc meetings in the world's most promising and strategic markets. In South Africa, a number of meetings will take place in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, both with manufacturers, such as Barker…

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  • Men's shoes winter 2017-2018

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Expo Riva Schuh showcases the desire for a renewed classic design, a new formal code yet brightened with eccentric touches.  The most traditional menswear contours reign supreme, renewed by a rounded shape with satin, faded or metallic finishes in intense tones ranging from bronze, the darker shades of rust to steel grey. All on a single-color base with contrasting colors in the stitching,…

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  • The protagonist is woman

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    Impressive footwear that tell us stories of new urban stars. The new cuissard stand out from the many proposals presented at the fair: true corsets, unique and appealing for all styles: thigh high, skin tight, perforated, suedette, ripped or fringed denim, embroidered, patent-lather, glitter and even classic, black leather or nubuck, but also in natural tones. Another best seller is the lace-up…

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  • New romantic mix for the 2017-2018 winter collection

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    While browsing among the Riva del Garda exhibiting booths, one cannot but notice  that the looks of the winter footwear is changing. A new romantic and passionate flavour sweeps across the next winter collection, featuring soft and sumptuous velvets, 3-D embroideries and appliques, roses and bouquets all over, from booties to sneakers. A comeback to th…

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  • The World in one event

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    A quick overview amongst the 32,000 plus square meters of exhibition space to familiarise yourself with the huge choice on offer at the 87th edition of Expo Riva Schuh. Catalogue online

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  • Book your accommodation

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    With every hotel booking, your airport transfer is free! With Rivatour, Expo Riva Schuh's travel agency, booking your hotel is easy and allows you to choose the perfect hotel for your business trip.  Choose the hotel your prefer and book your free two-way airport shuttle bus! Book your hotel here

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  • New strategies to win over the market

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    A footwear sector in turmoil is the picture emerging from Expo Riva Schuh, the international trade fair dedicated to the world of volume footwear, which today closes its 86th edition with 11,025 visitors. “This edition has brought us back to the image of a sector that is changing – explains the chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini. Expo Riva Schuh has always been a grea…

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