!!! Important !!! The 2020 edition of Expo Riva Schuh has been officially cancelled by the organisers due to coronavirus.
A Brief Overview of Expo Riva Schuh
Expo Riva Schuh is a leading international trade fair that presents emerging trends in the shoe industry and debuts the latest footwear collections from fledgling and established brands. There’s no other meeting point for buyers, sellers and distributors quite like it and who can say no to a trip to the always sunny Riva Del Garda. You will discover an enthusiastic and appreciative audience with generous spending budgets.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
You enjoy easy access to European markets and more when you head to Expo Riva Schuh – the international trade fair also gives you options as it’s held twice a year. You’ll get an excellent opportunity to return home with sales leads and direct orders, because there are:
- 1400+ international exhibitors from 37 countries;
- 13,000+ international visitors;
- 34,500+ square metres of exhibition space in use;
- 13 pavilions.
Expo Riva Schuh dates back to the start of the 1970s as the very first edition of the event was held at Riva del Garda, Italy in 1974. Because shoes are a seasonal item, the trade fair takes place twice a year and right now the event is at its 92nd edition. With so many successful editions under its belt, it’s no surprise that Expo Riva Schuh has climbed to the top as the chief market for footwear in Europe, though there is a strong interest from retailers and buyers from outside Europe. Another reason why you should consider attending this event above all else is the fact that it sits first in the industry calendar, giving you the element of surprise when you present a collection!
Who Are You Going to Meet?
To understand just how international Expo Riva Schuh is we have to look at the data – out of the 1455 exhibitors to showcase last edition, only 287 were of Italian origin. This means that most collections came from abroad. Although European manufacturers were present, the event tends to be dominated by India, China, and Brazil. All three countries are distinct as powerhouses in shoe manufacturing. Exhibitors can be summed in the following categories – manufacturing suppliers, agents, importers and exporters, and direct manufacturers. Visitors come from Italy, Greece, Spain and Poland, if we’re talking about Europe. Other regions include United States, Canada, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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