Expo Riva Schuh reports a total of 9,646 visitors at its latest session on June 19-22, marking a 20.9 percent increase from one year ago. Aside from some of the 383 Italian firms showing there, many vendors reported an excellent business climate at the fair, which hosted a record 948 exhibitors from 33 different countries. Various Chinese exhibitors had their own pavilion for the first time, taking the total net exhibition area up to 29,400 square meters. It will take another two-three years for a further expansion of the exhibition surface.