“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,” the organisers said.
Given the health emergency now impacting the world, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Board of Directors concluded there are no conditions to hold the forthcoming edition of the events
The next editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags were originally scheduled to be held from the 13th to the 16th of June, in Riva del Garda.
Given the current situation of the Covid-19 diffusion in many countries and the difficult situation in Italy, the senior management of the organising company have concluded there are no conditions to hold the forthcoming editions of the two events.
The Board 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.