With a formula focused on four exhibition days and with initiatives designed to create new stimuli, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags confirms its position as the most comprehensive event to offer operators a preview of autumn-winter 2023 collections and trends.
The variety of designs, materials, styles and prices of the products presented in January will be guaranteed not only for the coming winter season, but also for the summer, thanks to the so-called "quick production" at the show (quick restocking of supplies for S/S 2022).
The show’s 96th edition will again see it act as a privileged hub for the sector focused on innovation, with scouting activities designed to identify the best start-ups to be promoted, incubated and accelerated. This year, all of this will be staged in the Innovation Village Retail, a project created with Blum & Retail Hub and with the scientific coordination of Alberto Mattiello, member of the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags Scientific Committee. This internal exhibition area within the show open to start-ups, companies, institutions and professionals was created to share the culture of innovation and create networking and business opportunities between emerging and established players.
“Our objective is to help new businesses that contribute to innovation in the footwear sector to make contact quickly with industrial partners that can support them on the market”, explains Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi. “The innovative drive of these companies is the real lifeblood of the sector, and is essential if we are to keep in step with the needs of an ever-changing global market”.