Wednesday, April 19, 2017 From Riva del Garda to the world: Expo Riva Schuh gets ready for its 88th edition

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Expo Riva Schuh, more cosmopolitan and international than ever, once again provides the meeting point between the world’s major manufacturing areas and the world’s key consumer markets. The mix of European companies, Asian manufacturers and South American brands sets Expo Riva Schuh apart, offering great opportunities for the central and southern European markets, where the price and durability of the product remain determining factors in the purchasing decision, as well as places such as northern Europe, where consumers make 80% of their purchases on-line and pay great attention to the fashion aspect.

This diverse product offering and the international flavour that are characteristic of Expo Riva Schuh are also at the heart of the Expo Riva Schuh Around The World project, developed with the aim of presenting the event at a series of meetings, organised in the most promising and strategic markets all over the world, kicking off in April with a first stop-off in South Africa.

The 88th edition of Expo Riva Schuh, which will take place from 10th to 13th June 2017, prepares to welcome over 1,400 exhibitors from 40 different countries, ready to show off their very best products for the 2018 Spring/Summer season to an audience of more than 13,000 trade professionals coming from around 100 countries.

Expo Riva Schuh will open the June 2017 edition with a talk about the most up-to-the-minute issues for the sector. Over the past few years, the world of footwear has seen numerous, significant changes, both from a production and a distribution point of view, with the growth of e-commerce dictating the definition of a new balance between retail and wholesale.

The digital revolution has also affected the trade fair sector with the development of increasingly personalised and on demand services. The on-line/off-line interaction has thus reinforced the role of fairs, being an opportunity for exploring an overall picture of the various sectors and also for developing interpersonal business relations.  

Expo Riva Schuh fits perfectly into this context, with a long-standing experience that has given the event its well-defined image and an international edge. All the latest elements of the 88th edition can be seen in Riva del Garda from 10th to 13th June 2017.