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.
“The Portuguese market is going through an interesting phase of growth and development – states the Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini. The footwear industry has managed to react strongly to the tough crisis that has hit it by investing in training and innovation. That is why I believe that Expo Riva Schuh can present an excellent opportunity for Portuguese companies, because of the event’s ability to exploit the possibilities for artisan production and offer new commercial horizons.”
This initiative forms part of the internationalisation strategy of the event in Riva del Garda and follows on from the steps already taken with Expo Riva Schuh Around the World, the project aimed at promoting the event in emerging and growing markets.
“This meeting also gave us the chance to share our new Garda-bags project with APICCAPS - explains Carla Costa, Manager of theRiva del Garda FierecongressiFairs Unit. A delegation of Portuguese companies will take part in our new event, all about bags and accessories, which will see its debut in June, alongside Expo Riva Schuh. The mix of European companies and Asian production will enable us to offer a complete overview of the mid-range accessory offer, as we do already in terms of footwear.”
The dates for the world of footwear and accessories are from June 16th to 19th in Riva del Garda, for the 90th edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the launch of Gardabags.