With the financial of the Italian Trade Commission (Ice), Expo Riva Schuh has invited 26 buyers to attend the 89th edition of the international trade show, taking place at Riva del Garda near Verona from Jan. 13 to 16. The buyers are coming from 11 European countries: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and the Ukraine. The show will feature the collections of more than 1,455 exhibitors, including 1,177 who will come from 37 countris outside Italy. They will occupy a net surface of 32,412 square meters. Groups of shoemakers from Bulgaria and the Czech Republic will join the more established collective exhibitions from the much bigger emerging countries of China, India and Brazil. Paraguay will be represented for the first time. Like at previous editions, organizers expect a total of about 13,000 visitors.