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Services, total look styling, international vocation:from 11th to 14th January 2020 Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabag welcome fashion professionals from over 100 countries to the only business hub whose volume footwear and accessories offer is integrated.

The Riva del Garda exhibition centre is going to host both events in a single location. There has been a significant expansion and numerous services have been tailored to offer buyers a comprehensive exhibition experience enriched by valuable appointments.

The next edition presents a new northern entrance to Gardabags so as to ease operators of the bags, leather goods and small accessories’ sector. The strategic choice of this event, which has currently reached its fourth edition, is therefore further strengthened; namely to address professionals working within the fashion accessories market offering them a business experience which, however integrated within Expo Riva Schuh, is significantly targeted.

The C block of the exhibition centre will thus be more quickly accessible thanks to the new entrance, thus multiplying possible visit routes and ensuring that the B2B meetings are planned on the basis of business interests and objectives.

"After bringing Gardabags to the Exhibition Center, we are continuing to endeavour to improve the exhibition venue in terms of functionality and usability as our exhibitors and visitors deserve  a proper location that can best enhance their business,"says the General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Giovanni Laezza. Our established role is to open the exhibition seasonal calendar, which is why we are rounding off Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags with training opportunities for professionals. 

Other than the inaugural event, an agenda of technical seminars on the most current key topics for the development of the footwear and accessories sector is underway”.

The international tour "Expo Riva Schuh Around the world" goes on, providing an important opportunity to meet companies and buyers. After the recent years’ journeys to South Africa, Sweden, Poland and France, the tour will set foot in St. Petersburg this autumn, a strategic city for the global footwear sector.

Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are thus confirmed as two increasingly smart and visitor-friendly events. Such evolution has been able to meet the international markets’ demands: speed, transparency and new languages. All this while never losing sight of the need for accurate analyses along with the ability to scout new trends and produce meaningful content.

The exhibition experience is rounded off and supported by hospitality and leisure services to provide assistance on anything linked with the event. Thanks to in-depth knowledge of the area, the services range from hotel booking and airport transfers to the organization of customized events in the most suggestive locations of the Alto Garda area.

The widespread path of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags is completed by the city hotels network, 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 is at the Riva del Garda fairgrounds from 11th to 14th January 2020.


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