Monday, October 16, 2017 Online and Offline come together at the 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh

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Interaction, contacts and business are created, then go on to develop alongside each other, on and off-line: likewise, the 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh is getting ready to offer an international, qualified business platform to those who form the various links in the production and distribution chain in the world of footwear.

The cosmopolitan soul of the fair and its permanent position in the international trade fair calendar have strengthened the role of the event over the years, and it is now a worldwide reference point for the volume footwear sector.

The 89th edition is scheduled for January 13th to 16th 2018: collections for Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 will be presented by over 1,400 exhibitors from 43 different countries and around 13,000 trade visitors are expected from more than 100 countries.

The first trade fair of the season is firmly established as the meeting point between manufacturers and buyers from all over the world, with key representation from China, India, Brazil and Europe in the exhibition areas for the first date in the 2018 calendar.

While we await the January edition, let’s not forget the date with Expo Riva Schuh Around the World in Stockholm on October 12th, which provided a day of talks and meetings to bring supply and demand together, with a special focus on the specific needs of each individual market.  The meeting was the ideal opportunity to present the Riva del Garda event and also to analyse current trends affecting the retail sector across the world. The revolution in terms of timing for new collections dictated by fast fashion has indeed brought about new retail models, in which the shop is no longer only a sales outlet, but also, above all, the place where the product acquires a virtual value. The dialogue with the buyers attending has made it possible to delve deeper into these issues and to analyse the direction of current trends in individual markets.

The dates for Expo Riva Schuh are fixed. From January13th to 16th 2018 the fair will return to offer a guaranteed business opportunity and a chance for the entire footwear sector to get together.