Expo Riva Schuh: beating the crisis24 April 2012
Approaching its 78th edition, the Riva del Garda footwear show held near Lake Garda in Italy is continually evolving; with each passing edition, the fair becomes less a pure exhibition of merchandise and more a business platform able to offer dedicated services and effectively meet the needs of dealers and visitors.The last edition drew over 12,500 visitors from more than 100 countries. This is proof that companies and operators come from all over the world to attend the Riva del Garda event.
According to the show organisers 75% of visitors entering a stand at Riva del Garda make a purchase and one of the reasons for this success in generating such high business volume has to do with its extensive and wide range of offerings representing the world’s most important footwear industry hubs. The more than 32,000 sq m (net) exhibition area houses the collections of 1,200 companies; more than 800 of these are international, representing 40 different countries throughout Europe and Central Europe as well as emerging markets.
The fair is also useful in terms of restocking options. In addition to previewing spring/summer 2013 offerings, national and international buyers can also find restocking options for autumn/winter 2012-13, allowing them to supplement previous purchases based on market trends.
The next edition of Expo Riva Schuh takes place between June 16-19 and is a key show for the volume footwear industry attentive to the needs of companies and dealers worldwide.