As we all know, many large scale industry events have taken a massive hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are no different. Expo Riva Schuh is dedicated to the footwear industry while Gardabags is devoted to the leather goods and accessories industry.

The Riva del Garda Fierecongressi board of directors has thought long and hard about the on-going emergency health situation. Taking the entire case and examining it intensely, they have decided that the current conditions will not allow the forthcoming expos to take place from June 13th to 16th.

With consultation with exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders, both local and international, senior management have brought up the possibility of revising the calendar and bringing the winter edition forward to the latter part of 2020 instead of in its usual slot in the new year.

The impact of suspending the Summer expos will have a direct economic impact on everyone involved in the industry, and the board of directors hope to explore potential ways of safeguarding the sector's business.

More business decisions will come in the next coming weeks for these expos as this situation is forever changing and unpredictable.