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The January 2023 version of the Riva del Garda present has closed. EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS, BACK IN THE LIGHT! : Footwear At present


Riva del Garda, 18 January 2023

We’re out of the tunnel, the 98th version of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has confirmed it. The sensation was clear from the very first day, like squinting earlier than rising from a tunnel and coming again into the sunshine. The numbers of the Riva del Garda present are clear: the tough interval, following the pandemic, is behind us. From 14 to 17 January, Riva del Garda witnessed a return to enterprise, with exhibitors and consumers of footwear and leather-based items from everywhere in the world very happy with the alternatives offered to them on the present. 

Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, feedback: “We shut this version with a smile. The uncertainty into which Covid threw your entire business has lastly dissipated. Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has as soon as once more grow to be the essential enterprise platform for all those that wish to purchase and promote footwear and leather-based items on a worldwide scale. Numbers don’t all the time inform the entire story, however on this case, they assist to elucidate what our satisfaction and optimism for the long run relies on”.

Attendance was 8,610, with folks coming from greater than 100 nations, extraordinarily constructive numbers that had been accompanied by guests from exterior Europe rising by 5% as a proportion of the entire. Significantly noteworthy was the expansion in customer numbers from Latin America, South East Asia and North America. The inflow of consumers from Israel was a pleasant shock, whereas the variety of Italian guests additionally elevated.


“”It was very gratifying to see so many delegations from everywhere in the world, who appreciated the number of the provide current at Riva del Garda,” says Alessandra Albarelli, Director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi. “Ten governmental institutional delegations attended, from India, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire, Hong Kong, Italy, and the Chinese language areas of Sichuan and Wenzhou. By assembly them within the setting of the brand new Enterprise Membership, we had been in a position to get a fair deeper perception into their markets and wishes. The truth that quite a few vital commerce present associations and establishments from different nations have requested us to work with them to develop their occasions and your entire sector of their area makes us happy with the work now we have performed”.


The vital dedication to the incoming market, made in current months, has borne fruit and the consumers who got here to Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags appreciated not solely the brand new collections on show, but additionally the in-depth conferences devoted to provide chain sustainability and traceability, in addition to the varied improvements proposed by the start-ups of Innovation Village Retail. The winner of the Innovation Village Competitors was introduced through the present. The occasion’s Scientific Committee and a broad spectrum of consultants and operators within the sector selected WonderStore ( because the winner, with ACBC and iHEEL taking the opposite locations on the rostrum. The beginning-up, which is already in the marketplace, makes use of the newest IoT, Laptop Imaginative and prescient, AI and storytelling analytics applied sciences to profile, rely, observe and analyse clients visiting a store and supply helpful insights to spice up gross sales.


Innovation was not the one theme at Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, it additionally supplied an summary of a number of established and rising markets. The Market Focuses devoted to German-speaking European nations, Latin America, India, the USA and South East Asia highlighted consciousness of key business points and the shut ties with the worldwide community of consumers that the present has constructed up. “We introduced producers and consumers collectively in an intimate and relaxed setting in order that they might get to know one another, inform one another about themselves and determine new alternatives for cooperation”, explains Exhibition Supervisor GianPaola Pedretti. “Among the many enormous quantity of data gathered”, she continues, “one consideration stood out above all others: the state of affairs concerning the extended shutdown of Chinese language and Asian manufacturing and logistical difficulties is now returning to regular, however what occurred through the pandemic has prompted consumers from everywhere in the world to diversify their sourcing. They’ve all present in Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags the perfect platform at which to make contact with a variety of suppliers, one thing that, of their opinion, will not be provided at every other present”.

We’re subsequently again within the gentle, and Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has completely no intention of heading again into the darkish once more. Many concrete initiatives are already deliberate to additional increase commerce on the subsequent version from 17 to twenty June 2023, devoted to spring/summer season 2024.



It’s time for Autumn/Winter 2023/24. As all the time, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags acquired issues going for the approaching winter, presenting new collections from worldwide producers and types. A different panorama, wherein ankle boot fashions had been once more the winners. Those that thought that we’d go for an extended model proved to be mistaken, because the desire stays for a mode that goes simply above the ankle.

The attract of Biker and Army, with strictly carrarmato bottoms, continues to draw consumers, typically that includes distinctive laces and zippers.

In case you are on the lookout for one thing new, nonetheless within the quick boots class, you possibly can go for a western flavour. Texans are making a tentative comeback.

The decision to the mountains is much less sturdy than in current seasons, however nonetheless with us. The temper stays, due to allusions and particulars within the laces and technical eyelets.

And since winter is coming, because the well-known TV sequence places it, there may be no lack of heat and cosy supplies. For the approaching season, fur and knitwear seem extra as particulars and elegance references.

The success of trainers, with more and more huge and different affords for each him and her, is timeless, and never constricted by the seasons. The vital buildings stay, though not essentially chunky, and the fashions typically function patch uppers that skilfully combine completely different supplies and shades: artistic chaos that additionally invigorates us within the autumn/winter season.

For these on the lookout for one thing extra traditional, the way in which to go is with minimalist sports activities footwear with decrease bottoms and the uppers cleaned of any frills.

The masculine ambiance is additional enhanced by the continued success of moccasins (excessive soles, please) for the extra traditional, whereas these searching for an additional contact of novelty will discover it within the city out of doors model made from suede.

Felt and wool, pure supplies of alternative, are the way in which to go for individuals who wish to provide a little bit pampering and, above all, draw consideration to sustainability, additionally for house footwear.

The youngest amongst us also can select to put on fashions with fur inserts or ones which are very smooth (quilt-style). In any other case, they will go for gentle, very snug footwear which are nicely suited to quick outings in addition to to the classroom and the town.



BERTUCHI, Spain – José Angel Martinez (Export Supervisor)

“Though our enterprise focuses on summer season footwear, this was a really constructive version, even higher than many pre-pandemic. The consumers had been , curious in regards to the new collections, and desirous to do enterprise with us. Particularly, we met consumers from our goal markets, that are France and Europe normally, in addition to the USA. We had been pleasantly stunned by the go to of an vital Israeli distributor who was very interested by our new line of ballet flats and with whom we laid the foundations for an vital long-term undertaking”.

Ok-TREND FOOTWEAR, Hong Kong – Kin Yan Kan (President)

“We have now been exhibiting at Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags since 1995, however returned to exhibit after a three-year absence on account of Covid. We primarily work for personal labels and distributor manufacturers. We lately launched on-line our personal model Oivio Match, footwear created from recycled and waterproof supplies, designed for the Asian market. We’re more than happy to have discovered a full of life and ambiance on the present. It’s an especially vital occasion for us, as a result of it’s the just one devoted to the mass market with a really worldwide scope. We had been visited by consumers from throughout Europe and the UK, but additionally from the Center East and the USA to finalise the final orders for the season and finetune their definitive collections. We additionally had contacts with new consumers from Wales and Poland”.

SODISHOES, Portugal – Joao Matos

“Though we modified halls, we’re happy with how this version went. We met our common clients, in addition to some new ones, notably from South America. It was once more confirmed to us that Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags attracts consumers from everywhere in the world, from Europe in addition to from the USA and Asia”. 

LAMBA, India – Saurabh Lamba

“We have now been exhibiting at Riva del Garda since 2008. Our impression of this version is undoubtedly very constructive. We met our clients and consumers from our core markets (Europe, UK and the USA), but additionally new consumers from Israel, Greece and Poland. The timing of the present is ideal for giant retail chains and distributors”. 

STEPHANIE CLASSIC, Brazil – Fabio A. Spohr

“We’re more than happy with how Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has welcomed my model and colleagues from the affiliation of which I’m a member, the SICTC – Sindacato da Industria de Calcados des Tres Coroas. That is an occasion not be missed for individuals who wish to consolidate their exports at a world degree. We notably valued the Enterprise Scout work carried out by the present, which allowed us to make contact with vital worldwide purchaser delegations”.

VILLA GROUP, Italy – Paolo Villa

“The present went very nicely, positively higher than the previous couple of editions. We’re step by step returning to pre-Covid ranges. We met consumers from all our goal markets: Europe, specifically France, Spain and Italy, and the UK. And there was no scarcity of contacts with new clients, notably from Spain. We seen a slight drop within the attendance of consumers from Jap Europe, for apparent causes. Our winter assortment was very well obtained”.

About Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags


With guests from everywhere in the world and greater than 40 nations represented amongst exhibiting corporations, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags – organized by Riva del Garda Fierecongressi SpA – is the main worldwide commerce present devoted to quantity footwear and equipment.

The subsequent version will probably be held from 17 to twenty June 2023, on the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre.

Ufficio Stampa Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

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