Given the on-going emergency health situation which almost all the countries in the world are currently facing, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi board of directors, having carefully examined the entire scenario, has taken the decision that the current conditions do not permit us to carry out the forthcoming editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, originally scheduled for June 13th to 16th in Riva del Garda.
The senior management of the organising company simultaneously initiated a consultation amongst all those involved – exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders, both local and international, in order to evaluate the possibility of revising the calendar and bringing the winter edition forward to the latter part of 2020, rather than its normal slot which sees in the new year in the month of January.
Knowing that the decision to suspend the summer edition will have a direct economic and organisational impact on the entire chain involved, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi intends to explore other potential ways of safeguarding the sector’s business, laying the foundations for new trade fair strategies that take into account market needs and that are able to provide the impetus to a real recovery of international trade.
Over the coming weeks, operational details and strategic choices will be disclosed in light of the on-going analyses.
In recent years, the already exhaustive exhibition offer of Expo Riva Schuh has found its maximum expression in Gardabags, the fair dedicated to bags and accessories that, from June 2019, made its debut at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre in parallel with the International Exhibition of Volume Footwear.
An event that attracts the main manufacturing districts specialising in leather goods and fashion accessories, Gardabags contributes to strengthening the international business that revolves around the world of accessories thanks to some peculiar strategic advantages: