The Winter Edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

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The Winter Edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will take place in January 2021 - moving back to its traditional dates.

The desire to adapt to the situation with utmost flexibility and innovation has resulted in Riva del Garda Fierecongressi to shift the 94th edition and 5th edition of Gardabags to Saturday 16th to Tuesday 19th January 2021 in the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre.

“The changing international situation has forced multi-national companies to put a stop to business travel until December 31st this year, and has caused significant limitations to the issue of visas. This has forced our company to opt to return to the traditional position within the international trade fair calendar," stated Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi.

Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be accompanied by a series of “phygital” elements, aimed at reducing the distance and finding alternative solutions for the close-knit network of relationships and exchange that generally make up part of every trade fair and which facilitate discussion and dialogue within the sector.

A brand new idea will be the “Hybrid Stands”, special, personalised, exhibition spaces which can be shared or rented individually by the companies at the exhibition. The stands will be manned by multi-lingual staff, suitably qualified and appropriately trained, whose role will be to take care of the sample collections (pick-up, display and shipping at the end of the event) and who will also manage the rapport and negotiations by video conference between the client and the exhibitor.

Amongst the latest additions will be ‘Prime,’ the new Buyer Programme which, by means of a series of online and offline opportunities, will guarantee various advantages to all those enrolled, such as access to a matching platform, digital routes, events, previews and exclusive services.

“The start of the long-awaited extension works to the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre, which, as from January 2021 will offer new solutions for the position of car parks, are proof of the optimism with which the company and the trade fair are moving forwards in this strange moment in history, heading towards the future."

The 94th edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 5th edition of Gardabags, scheduled for January 16th to 19th 2021, will take place will all due respect for the health regulations in force to safeguard the health of all those involved.