The event, held at the headquarters of the ministry of commerce in Rome, has organized its hundredth edition for the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags Fair, which will be held at the Riva del Garda exhibition center on January 13-16, 2024.
The fair organization planned to be held on January 13-16 for the 100th edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags aims to look at the past and focus on the future. Today, it hosts the industry and shoe manufacturers, carrying its knowledge into the future with the participation of international brands.
The birthday of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags will be celebrated in both editions in 2024. The planned event will also include the presentation of a short film and photography exhibition describing its fifty-year history. Plans include creating a monograph to be presented for the June issue of the show, including the references, heroes and experiences of the 100th edition.
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags fair, which hosts the shoe and accessory community twice a year, hosted approximately 70,000 shoe collections in its first 100 editions. It is undoubtedly an underestimate because it assumes that each exhibitor at each fair presents only one collection, which is known not to be the case. It has hosted around 500 visitors and has persuaded industry operators from at least 100 different countries to come to Riva del Garda in every edition over the last 10 years.
Roberto Pellegrini, President of Riva del Garda Fiere e Congressi, said: “In its 100 editions, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags has proven important in maintaining the competitiveness of Italian and European distribution channels. “Although Italy is no longer a center for mass production, we now have the opportunity to become and remain a leading center for worldwide distribution: Riva del Garda is the place for international trade.” said.
Fair director Alessandra Albarelli said that being a successful event that introduces the Italian shoe and accessory market worldwide is also a responsibility and continued her words as follows; ‘An event of this size must strive to be sustainable in every respect for the environment, people and the region: “Recycling of waste, sustainable mobility, greener stands are just a few of the initiatives implemented in favor of the environment. Inclusivity, also achieved by the digitalization of various initiatives, is another important goal for us .” he said.