Press releases

Would you like to be included in our press office database and receive all the latest fair releases? Sign up now by filling in the form.

Sign Up


  • “2020 RETAIL UPDATE, NEW FORMATS & SPACES”: THE SECOND #PLAYFASHION LIVE TALK SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON 29TH SEPTEMBER

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags return to analyse the most pressing and current issues for the footwear and accessories sectors, with a focus on the world of retail and changes in purchasing habits. And this will be the theme of “2020 retail update, new formats & spaces,” the second in the #PLAYfashion series of live talks, the in-depth space that supports and strengthens the exhibition organised b…

    Read more
  • “THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH”: THE FIRST #PLAYFASHION EVENT KICKS OFF

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be hitting the play button, kicking off on Wednesday 22nd July, with “THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH” the first in the #PLAYfashion series,   the latest digital  initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between the exhibition and its community. An un-missable overview for all those companies and professionals wh…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: WINTER EDITION BROUGHT FORWARD TO DECEMBER 2020

    Monday, June 15, 2020

    Live Event Video available here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/ers Having carried out a careful evaluation of the various options and in consultation with all those involved, from exhibitors and visitors to national and international stakeholders, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi has established the new dates for the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags: the events will take pla…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: LOOKING TOWARDS THE WINTER EDITION

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Given the on-going emergency health situation which almost all the countries in the world are currently facing, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi board of directors, having carefully examined the entire scenario, has taken the decision that the current conditions do not permit us to carry out the forthcoming editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, originally scheduled for June 13th to 16th…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: SUSTAINABILITY AS A GLOBAL COMPETITIVE EDGE

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    2020, and once again, Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are established as a single,  unique and complete marketplace for the volume footwear and leather goods sectors. A variety of business opportunities and a consistent level of internationalisation at the latest edition of the trade fair are enhanced by the greatly appreciated addition of training.  The very current matter of sustainability in the…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: TWO EVENTS WITH AN INTERNATIONAL, TRAINING-LED PROFILE

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    The exhibition draws to a close with stable results that meet the organisers’ expectations, for this, the 93rd edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 4th edition of Gardabags, events dedicated to volume footwear and leather goods, boasting an increasingly international and training-led identity.  “During the four days of the trade fair, we have welcomed a targeted audience of professionals and once a…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: FOCUS ON IN-FAIR TRAINING AT THE JANUARY 2020 EDITION

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    The 93rd edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 4th edition of Gardabags will be held at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre from Saturday 11th January until Tuesday 14th January,  with an increasingly international edge and a focus on training.   With 1,310 exhibitors - 266 Italian and 1,044 from abroad – representing their brands and companies at the 93rd Expo Riva Schuh, the international…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: PROGRAMME FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE FASHION SYSTEM

    Friday, January 3, 2020

    There are not many days to go until the 93rd edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the fourth edition of Gardabags, events dedicated to volume footwear and leather goods, scheduled from January 11th to 14th at the Riva del Garda exhibition centre.  Riva del Garda, 2nd January 2020 - New this time round is a packed programme of appointments which will take place during the exhibition…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS: IN SYNERGY WITH THE GLOBAL FASHION SYSTEM

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    There is less than a month to go until the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, the marketplace dedicated to volume footwear and leather goods, scheduled from January 11th to 14th at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre.   Riva del Garda, 12th December 2019 - Increasingly international, informative and digital-oriented. This is the identity with which Expo Riva Schuh is g…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS AS AN INCREASINGLY GLOBAL BENCHMARK FOR BUYERS

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    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 numero…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND FASHION HUB FOR SHOES AND ACCESSORIES

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags have successfully proved their importance as the international business hub for the volume sector, able to present an integrated offer for footwear and accessories. The events attracted more than 12,000 visitors registered from 111 countries, in line with the organisers' expectations. "During the four days of the fair we received a selected public of professio…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: SUSTAINABILITY AS A COMPETITIVE LEVER FOR THE FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES SUPPLY CHAIN

    Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags opened the 92nd edition focusing on sustainability, with the opening talk "The sustainability of the fashion system supply chain". The green commitment of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the only Italian trade fair body with ISO 20121 certification for Sustainable Event Management Systems, has led the organizers to dedicate the opening moment of the event to sustain…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: A SUSTAINABLE TRADE FAIR FOR THE FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES SECTOR

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags open the international trade fair calendar for the next season, and will present a wide integrated offer of volume footwear and leather goods from 15th to 18th June 2019. The 92nd edition of Expo Riva Schuh will be attended by 1462 exhibitors, of which 266 are Italian and 1196 are foreign, representing the most important producing countries at a global le…

    Read more
  • RIVA DEL GARDA LIGHTS UP WITH "FASHION LIGHTS & NIGHTS...COLOUR YOUR PARTY!"

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    THE NEW EVENT BY EXPO RIVA SCHUH DEBUTS AT THE SPIAGGIA DEGLI OLIVI WITH THREE EVENINGS OF MUSIC AND COLOURS "Fashion Lights & Nights...colour your party!": this is the title of the new event by Expo Riva Schuh that will be staged during the next edition, ready to open its doors this Saturday until Tuesday 18th June. As part of the event, which returns to Riva del Garda transforming the city in…

    Read more
  • AT EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS THE FOOTWEAR FASHION INDUSTRY REVOLVES AROUND BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Once again Expo Riva Schuh confirms its role as benchmark for the footwear industry worldwide owing to its ability to tackle strategic issues for the future of the sector. The opening ceremony of the next edition, which is scheduled for Saturday June 15th at 11 am is focused on “Sustainability of the fashion system", a talk show meant to dive into the fashion system’s sustainability from a wider p…

    Read more
  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: THE INTERNATIONAL HUB FOR THE VOLUME SECTOR

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are taking place from 15th 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…

    Read more
  • MEETING "PRODUCT PROTECTION AND DISTRIBUTION MODELS" WITH EXPO RIVA SCHUH E GARDABAGS

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh e Gardabags continuano il loro tour e organizzano con ATEAEccellenze l'incontro "TUTELA DEL PRODOTTO E MODELLI DI DISTRIBUZIONE" in programma giovedì 4 aprile 2019 alleore 10.00 presso l'Hotel Villa Luigi  Via Casone, 2 Villa Rosa di Martinscuro (TE).  Tra i temi al centro del dibattito   Contrastare la contraffazione per guardare al futuroModelli di distribuzione e omnicana…

    Read more
  • A single location, a broader offer: the widespread exhibition centre combines Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    The Widespread Fair of Riva del Garda announces a great novelty for the next edition: the Baltera fairgrounds will host Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags in a single location, offering buyers and professionals a unique and complete route. Thanks to a major real estate transaction, the company Riva del Garda Fierecongressi has expanded its exhibition area, acquiring new spaces that have mad…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh: the widespread fair closes its 91st edition by confirming expectations

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh closes its 91st edition, in line with the January 2018 edition: there have been approximately 13,000 visitors attending the Widespread Fair at Riva del Garda, i.e. the exhibition network of Expo Riva Schuh, Gardabags and the hotels, which for years have represented an additional resource for companies interested in choosing a more suitable context for one-to-one targeted meetings.…

    Read more
  • The next Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    92nd EXPO RIVA SCHUH EDITION – 3rd GARDABAGS EDITION 15 - 18 June 2019 93rd EXPO RIVA SCHUH EDITION – 4th GARDABAGS EDITION 11 - 14 January 2020 Riva del Garda, 9 January 2019

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh in numbers

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Dates12 / 15 January 2019Opening times12, 13, 14 January from 9.00 am to 6pm 15 January from 9.00 am to 4pmAccessLimited to industry operatorsFrequencyHalf-yearlyRestaurantsServices /FacilitiesPress RoomSelf-service and restaurant at B5 pavilion Buyers Lounge at A1 and C4 pavilionBars at pavilion A1, B1, C1, C2, A3, B3, C3, B5Gardabags Lounge at A1 pavilionMain Entrance Hall pavilio…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags: the widespread fair interprets the new scenarios of the footwear sector, focusing on the new digital and fashion trends

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh, Gardabags and the entire Riva del Garda exhibition network are opening their doors to welcome the most important international players in the footwear sector and present the accessory trends for autumn/winter 2019/2020. "Expo Riva Schuh, Gardabags and the exhibition network of hotels in Riva del Garda are a true and proper Widespread Fair - explains Roberto Pellegrini, presiden…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags: the "widespread" exhibition involving the city

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    A 360 degree fair offering a unique exhibition within the territory, able to enhance the excellence of both the products displayed and the land that houses it. Expo Riva Schuh is all that and more. Together with Gardabags - the exhibition event dedicated to bags and accessories - and the exhibition network consisting of the exhibition center and the hotels of Riva del Garda, Expo Riva Schuh set…

    Read more
  • Quality business in Riva del Garda

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    The trade fair provides an unequalled business platform and a chance for strategic exchange to regain equilibrium from the rapidly accelerating timescales of the fashion world and the demands of production and distribution. These are the two key elements that emerge from the 90th edition of Expo Riva Schuh. Buyers and operators greatly appreciated the quality of products offered at…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh goes digital and celebrates its 90th edition

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    FROM 16TH TO 19TH JUNE, NUMEROUS INITIATIVES TO CELEBRATE THIS IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY Expo Riva Schuh has reached its 90th edition and keeps on going: all eyes are on the present and the future of the world’s footwear market, which has undergone profound changes since the fair first started out, over 40 years ago.   Today’s market speaks of an increasingly well-informed consumer, bo…

    Read more
  • Music, dance and light to celebrate the 90 editions

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Celebrate the past, build the future: in a few days’ time, Expo Riva Schuh will reach its 90th edition, paying homage to the history and roots of the event but also looking forward to the present and future challenges. Given the strong international nature of the event, the focus of the 90th edition celebrations with be entertainment, with music, dance and light displays, starring professional…

    Read more
  • Save the Date | Wine Tasting

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    The South African Consulate General invites you to a wine tasting at the South African booth in Hall New C2 on Monday 18 June from 12.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.. The wine tasting will host the Political Consul of the South African Consulate General in Milan, Mr. Andrew Adams.

    Read more
  • Save The Date | Press Conference

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Council For Leather Exports (CLE) - India cordially invites you to Press Conference Indian Leather & Footwear Sector in expansione mode, on Saturdya June 16th at 1 pm in the Meeting Room (Hall B2).  The conference will be followed by light refreshments

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh gets ready to celebrate its 90th edition

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    THE FAIR WILL TAKE PLACE IN RIVA DEL GARDA FROM 16TH TO 19TH JUNE 2018   Celebrate the past, build the future: Expo Riva Schuh is getting ready to celebrate its 90th edition, paying homage to the history and roots of the event, whilst taking on board both present and future challenges. The event first came about as a chance for representatives and buyers from the world of footwear…

    Read more
  • Advance information for the world's footwear market

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    The next appointment is in June for the 90th edition - The 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh draws to a close with over 13,000 visitors, confirming previous forecasts “Expo Riva Schuh has proved itself to be the event with the highest level of internationalisation in this sector – states the Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini. Our exhibitors have expresse…

    Read more
  • Press Kit

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Press kit is available here

    Read more
  • The opening talk has officially inaugurated the 89th edition

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    The trends of the world's footwear market, and also the most up-to-date fashion trends: the opening talk which today officially inaugurated the 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh provided the opportunity for a focus on the world of footwear and its evolution. The analysis of data from the most recent editions of the event demonstrated an ever-increasing connection between online and offline and a…

    Read more
  • Online and Offline come together at the 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    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…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh Around the World: a workshop in Stockholm to meet Northern European buyers

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    THIS MEETING, ORGANISED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ICE AND THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IS SCHEDULED FOR 12TH OCTOBER Following an initial round in South Africa, Expo Riva Schuh Around the World continues the promotional tour of the Riva del Garda event, with a series of business meetings planned in the key footwear markets across the world. The objective is to further strengthen the existi…

    Read more
  • Positive indicators from the world of sales volume footwear

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    A platform for international business, a meeting point and liaison event, a laboratory of ideas, trends and prospects for the future: these are the main features of the 88th Expo Riva Schuh, which ends today with 11,224 visitors (a figure that is consistent with the data recorded in the June 2016 edition). "This edition has strengthened the importance of the Expo Riva Schuh as a meeting point b…

    Read more
  • FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTION HEADS TOWARDS OMNI-CHANNEL RETAILING: THE EXPO RIVA SCHUH DEBATE

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Focus on new retail strategies at the event's opening talk To analyse the changes that are taking place in the footwear distribution sector in an increasingly global and inter-connected context, will be the objective of the meeting entitled; “New strategies for footwear distribution: heading towards omni-channel retailing.” The debate will take place at 11:00 am in the Conference Room of t…

    Read more
  • Footwear production and distribution get together in Riva del Garda

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Cosmopolitan by nature, international by choice and global for its ability to involve every link in the chain. That is Expo Riva Schuh, which is opening its 88th edition – an event that is increasingly becoming THE meeting point between supply and demand for the volume footwear sector. “The international spirit of the event will be at the core of this edition – states the Chairma…

    Read more
  • From Riva del Garda to the world: Expo Riva Schuh gets ready for its 88th edition

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    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…

    Read more
  • The online and offline future of shoes: Expo Riva Schuh closes its 87th edition

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Business, international spirit and eyes set on the future of the sector, with a cutting-edge foray into the digital and e-commerce world: the 87th edition of Expo Riva Schuh ends today, with 13,024 visitors, in line with January 2016 edition. "This edition has reaffirmed the role played by Expo Riva Schuh as the international hub of “sales volume footwear”, not only for the quality and quantity…

    Read more
  • E-commerce, between individualism and multi-channels

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    The 87th edition of Expo Riva Schuh opens with a focus on e-commerce. This morning took place the debate: "E-commerce and the fashion and footwear market: what have we learned over the last decade?” The meeting, moderated by Andrea Cabrini, Director of Class CNBC, has seen the participation of Albert Antonini Mangia, Marketing Manager for Alibaba Italia, who, together with Giovanni Laezza, Ma…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh gets ready for the 87th Edition

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    The organisational wheels are in motion for the 87th edition of Expo Riva Schuh, the international event dedicated to the world of volume footwear that is making its mark as an increasingly international event, with more than 40 exhibiting countries represented and visitors coming from over 100 different nations.    The event will take place from 14th to 17th January 2017, showing previews o…

    Read more
  • New strategies to win over the market at Expo Riva Schuh

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    A footwear sector in turmoil is the picture emerging from Expo Riva Schuh, the international trade fair dedicated to the world of volume footwear, which today closes its 86th edition with 11,025 visitors.   “This edition has brought us back to the image of a sector that is changing – explains the chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini. Expo Riva Schuh has alw…

    Read more
  • The debate regarding fashion timescales at Expo Riva Schuh

    Saturday, June 11, 2016

    Today, the 86th edition of Expo Riva Schuh kicked off with an opening talk entitled “The on-going changes in fashion timescales,” which was held at 11 a.m. in the conference hall of the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre. The meeting was attended by Marc Sondermann, director of Fashion magazine, Enrico Cietta, senior partner of Diomedea, Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongr…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh opens the fair calendar with a debate on fashion timescales

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    From 11th to 14th June, the world of footwear will come together in Riva del Garda: the appointment is with Expo Riva Schuh, key international event for the volume footwear sector, which has reached its 86th edition. The very first opportunity to present Spring/Summer 2017 collections, Expo Riva Schuh has become a firm date in the international fair calendar.   “We were the fi…

    Read more
  • Fashion timescales are changing: to be discussed at the Expo Riva Schuh opening talk

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    The 86th edition of Expo Riva Schuh opens with a reflection on fashion timescales and the repercussions that this on-going debate might have on the footwear sector. “The on-going changes in fashion timescales” will be the core theme of the opening talk on Saturday 11th June.   The debate will pick up on the declarations of two famous creative directors, Christopher Bailey and Tom F…

    Read more
  • Expo Riva Schuh gears up for the 86th edition the next appointment is from 11 to 14 June 2016

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Business platform, observatory over the international markets, trend laboratory: Expo Riva Schuh, the international event of note for the world of volume footwear is all this and more. At Riva del Garda, the organisational machine is already hard at work getting ready for the next appointment in June, the very first chance to present collections for Spring/Summer 2017. The ultimate interna…

    Read more
  • New visitors amidst business, meetings and previews of the new trend for autumn/winter 2016-2017

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    “We close this, the 85th edition of Expo Riva Schuh, feeling very satisfied. The fair has confirmed its ability to offer both exhibitors and visitors a truly complete offering, combining business opportunities with the chance to meet-up and compare notes between the manufacturers and operators of this sector. In particular, we have revealed the presence of new visitors who have registered at…

    Read more
  • How the volume footwear market is changing: this was the topic of the opening talk at Expo Riva Schuh

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    The 85th edition of Expo Riva Schuh opened today, and runs until 19th January,  kicking off with a debate concerning the future of the international footwear market,  and from this, the key principals which will change the face of the footwear scene over the next few years emerged.   The main change will come about as a result of the fact that we are witnessing a rapid evolution of low added…

    Read more
  • Archive Press Releases 2015

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Download here the 2015 Press Releases

    Read more
  • Archive Press Releases 2014

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Download here the 2014 Press Releases

    Read more
  • Archive Press Releases 2013

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013

    Download here the 2013 Press Releases

    Read more