Tuesday, April 30, 2019 EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: the international hub for the volume sector

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

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 with innovative services and the renewal of the exhibition spaces – says Giovanni Laezza, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi. The single location hosting the two events offers buyers and professionals a unique and comprehensive experience, never failing to gather the main players at the international level, in particular from China, Italy and India. Moreover, a platform is available for them to meet the different professionals in the sector, attracting operators from over 100 countries. Our strength is a deep knowledge of the markets combined with great flexibility in responding to the needs of the global footwear sector".


589 Chinese exhibitors chose Expo Riva Schuh during the last edition. A very strong bond consolidated over the years thanks to the collaboration with the main Chinese agencies, with which the organizers worked closely to further improve the quality of the collective exhibition at the fair and strengthen its presence in the medium term. Expo Riva Shuh is attended by the main distribution chains because of its well-known ability to attract the most important buyers from the European area.


Expo Riva Schuh attests itself as the main fair for European buyers: 86% of the companies that visit the exhibition are European with increasing figures recorded in particular by Sweden (+ 35%), Portugal (+ 32%), Poland (+ 25%), Russia (+ 17%).

The event therefore represents a unique opportunity for Chinese, Indian and Brazilian  companies and for all the numerous international collectives to meet the most qualified European professionals, optimizing their business in this area with a unique event integrating services and occasions to share experiences and ideas about the latest market and fashion trends.


The synergy between Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags has allowed the creation of the only international business hub capable of integrating footwear and accessories for the volume sector into an unique offer. The total look option is spreading within the fashion system and the organizers have intercepted this trend thus creating a fair tool in line with the latest market developments. The synergy grows even stronger in this edition thanks to the union of the two events in a single location.



As usual, the widespread trade fair made up by  Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags is complemented by the network of hotels in the city, which for years have represented an additional resource for companies interested in choosing a suitable context for targeted one-to-one meetings.

The appointment with the next editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, the latter hosted by the new pavilion D, is at the Riva del Garda exhibition center from 15th to 18th June 2019.