Thursday, April 21, 2022


The summer edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is (yet again) going to be one full of interesting news for the world of footwear and leather accessories! First of all, many chinese manufacturers (around  60 companies) already confirmed their presence: they will be attending both in-person and using the new hybrid stand service - successfully tested at the January edition. This innovative way of showcasing products implies the physical  presence of samples on site, managed  by trained staff who will be in direct connection with the manufacturer at all times, thanks to the fair's digital platform. This way, visitors will have the possibility to see and touch the products in person  and start negotiating and closing deals  via the web directly with the manufacturer. 

Amongst this edition’s other news, a special mention goes to the intense programme of incoming international buyers, created in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), and to the cutting-edge and highly  customized business scout service, designed to facilitate buyers’ activities both inside and outside the exhibition.

Following the winter edition’s success, Innovation Village Retail will come back at Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags. This 2.0 Village will be open to start-ups, companies, institutions and professionals.  Among them,  ten companies selected during  the Start-up Competition, which will present their product or service vision geared towards the future.
In June, the focus will be oriented towards product traceability. Alongside Sustainability, this theme will be the main topic of events, talks, in-depth analyses and panel discussions that will pack the calendar of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabagas, devised under the supervision of the