Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is holding a virtual showroom on Feb. 18 and 19 on the Swapcard platform to discover the footwear and leathergoods collections offered by the exhibitors who took part in the Home Edition of the trade show.

The so-called Home Edition was a digital version of the trade show’s winter edition held from Jan. 16 to 19. Expo Riva Schuh is the leading international shoe fair for the low and medium segments of the footwear market, and is traditionally held in the Italian town of Riva del Garda. The event is held jointly with the handbag trade fair Gardabags.

The organizers of the trade show said that they “have decided to help international buyers out by organizing two days of online presentations of a selection of products” commented by a panel of industry experts.

They explained that short webinars, each one focused on a particular product type, will provide buyers “with an easy way to discover the categories that interest them most.”

After identifying the products they are interested in, buyers, through Swapcard, see the rest of the collection in the Shoecase section. After which, they can contact the suppliers.

Feb. 18 will be dedicated to:

  • Classic formal man & woman
  • Comfort & casual woman
  • Sneakers woman
  • Boots woman
  • Sports & outdoor woman
  • Bags

The themes on Feb. 19 are:

  • Home man & woman
  • Summer woman & Work & Safety
  • Comfort & Casual man & Boots man
  • Sneakers man
  • Summer man
  • Children

Sergio Belloni (designer and trend researcher), Milena Buttarello (product manager), Alice Masiero (buyer and collection merchandizer) and Maurizio Olivero (product sourcing) will describe the various product categories, pointing out the style ideas, the production merits, the target market, the price and attention to sustainability, positioning each presentation within the current market context, taking into consideration the main trends of the moment, the organizers added.

The streamings will run from 14.00 to 16.30 CET (13.00-15.30 GMT). Registration is on the event’s website https://exporivaschuh.it/it/showroom.