Expo Riva Schuh was in a lively mood last month. At 13,104, the total number of visitors was 4.4 percent higher than a year earlier, and many of them were first-comers. The business climate was positive. Several visitors praised the rising quality level of the collections. A total of 1,408 companies exhibited at the show, including 311 Italian firms. The management of Expo Riva Schuh doesn't expect big increases in the number of exhibitors in the future, even if the fairgrounds are expanded, preferring to respond to the current exhibitors' demands for larger spaces. It will continue to focus on high-volume producers, whose sales are enjoying double-digit growth, privileging innovative sourcing solutions as a factor in the choice of any new exhibitors.