The Board of Directors of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi said that, after having carefully examined the entire scenario, the current conditions do not permit the forthcoming editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags to go ahead. These were originally scheduled to take place June 13-16 in Riva del Garda, Italy. A consultation with all those involved (exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders, both local and international) is being carried out to revise the calendar and possibly bringing the winter edition forward to the latter part of 2020.

“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”, said the Board in a statement.