Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be back from January 16th to 19th 2021 with a special one-off edition, which signals a new lease of life for the sector, thanks to new dynamics and new digital possibilities, given that it is impossible to organise physical events.
The aim is to provide continuity to the heart of the event: by understanding the evolution of the market in order to offer professionals an array of tools, reflections and solutions, bringing together the key players in the international footwear field.
"Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags take up the challenges imposed by this difficult time in history, and, being unable to guarantee a physical event to our community, we will be back in January with a Home Edition, focused on digital and designed to safeguard both relationships and business," explained Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi.
"It has always been in our DNA to offer a global meeting platform providing exchange and updates for the sector. Leveraging on the know-how we have accumulated over many years, this edition sees us continuing with our mission and will go on to explore new ways to do business, overcoming the physical limits of time and space. It will be a unique chance to strengthen the relationships between buyers and exhibiting companies and to provide them with valuable tools and content. This special edition signals the start of a long route of evolution, aimed at supplying all our professionals with new ways of networking, training and sharing of content, especially at this difficult time."
The event will take on a new, unprecedented approach towards digital, to give solidarity to a close-knit network of relationships by means of a wide range of services and marketing tools.
Amongst the tools that have been developed to enhance the contact between companies and buyers, the fair will offer an improved exhibitors’ catalogue and a practical, intuitive app that can be accessed from both the desktop and mobile devices. Additionally, the Exhibitors’ Reserved Area will be extended and the Visitors’ Reserved Area has already been inaugurated to facilitate direct dialogue and offer personalised ways of making communication and information exchange more effective.
To give even more added value to this special edition, from January 16th to 19th there will be an event in live streaming entitled 'Expo Riva Show - The shoe connection'. It will contain a wide selection of talk shows, presentations and testimonials, to accompany the business of both exhibitors and buyers who, by means of successful case studies and direct confrontation with opinion leaders from the sector, will once again be able to enjoy the unmissable chance to stay up-to-date.
This special edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, with its quest for networking, business and edutainment will remain online even after the event, thanks to the new platform, extending yet further the opportunities offered by this special edition.