3rd Edition of Expo Riva Schuh India 2013 the world’s biggest Footwear and Leather Accessories Trade Fair to be held from July 4-6

expor-3,795 international buyers in 2012 with profits of +16.2%

-Expo Riva Schuh India Grows 4 Times: Eyes for 25% Growth

-Over 200 renowned global leather products-makers to exhibit their products in 2013

New Delhi, May 8 , 2013: Expo Riva Schuh India has, by now, become a fundamental date in the International exhibition calendar. Having reached its third edition, the showcase for footwear and leather accessories has claimed its role as the fair of note in the Asian continent and will be back, from4th to 6th July 2013 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre of New Delhi. It was officially announced at the Press Conference held at the Italian Trade Commission, New Delhi. This fair is organized by Riva Del Garda Fierecongressi & Italian Exposition Pvt. Ltd (IEPL), in cooperation with Council of Leather Exports (CLE), ITPO and ICE – Italian Trade Commission, Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy.

 Expo Riva Schuh India is exclusively for finished products in different sectors, from footwear to leather accessories. India’s first fair dedicated to finished products in footwear, bags, gloves, belts and leather accessories on offer from both Indian and International exhibitors. Exhibitors represent the entire world’s production, from important Asian districts (China, India, Malaysia, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) to Italian and European brands.

 According to Mr. Giovanni Laezza, Managing Director of Riva Del Garda Fierecongressi, “Last year we got 3,795 international buyers and we are really pleased with the success of the Expo Riva Schuh in India. The Fair in 2012 achieved a growth rate of +16.2% over its 1st edition of July 2011. We will thrive on the success achieved, and will continue to work, for the third edition of Expo Riva Schuh India, towards reinforcing this partnership, which is fundamental to the success of the event. The collaboration with CLE has also been established for Expo Riva Schuh, contributing over the years towards making the Riva del Garda event the international showcase that it is today, from every point of view.”

“Expo Riva has been the most important and effective trade fair in Europe for the leather & footwear sector. Expo Riva Schuh India has become much more than just a fair. It also gives a valuable opportunity for getting an in-depth and close-up view of the complex reality of the Indian market, combining display of products with services to enable the creation of business on the Indian market. Steered by the organizational expertise of Riva Del Garda, a highly professional and experienced Italian trade organization and IEPL” said Carla CostaFair Manager of Riva Del Garda Fierecongressi.

Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner in India, remarks: “With an annual turnover of over US$ 7.5 billion the leather industry holds a prominent place in the Indian economy. This sector is known for its consistency in high export earnings and it is among the top ten foreign exchange earners             for the country. We are very glad to support one more time Expo Riva to supply a platform to its participants and associations to create new partnerships and business network expansion throughout India and towards the Asian market and gives an opportunity to learn the best strategies for operating on the Indian market.”

About Expo Riva Schuh India

Since 1998 Expo Riva Schuh has been closely working with the Council for Leather Export (CLE). CLE is highly committed towards the overall development of Indian leather sector and achieve higher export growth to enhance India’s share in global leather trade. After the successful establishment of Expo Riva Schuh in India in 2011 CLE led 71 Indian companies to participate in the 80th edition of Expo Riva Schuh. Expo Riva Schuh India has now reached its 3rd edition and to further stregnthen the partnership, the goal of CLE in the 3rd edition of Expo Riva Schuh India is to cover 1.200 sq mt space in the fair.

The fair follows an innovative format that will showcase products by over 200 Indian and International exhibitors from Italy, Spain, France, UK, China, Thailand and other countries.

Italy will be represented by as many as 40 top brands like Giovanni Fabiani, Loriblu, Manas, Massimo Santini, Fabi and FratesiIMAC Group will also be present at the fair, focusing on technological development and innovative materials.

 China will be at the fair with 40 companies from some of the leading Chinese production centers such as The Xiamen L&C International Exhibition, the Guangdong Economic Association and the Fujian Foreign Economic Service Trade, which are world leaders in the organisation of fairs and international exhibitions in the footwear sector.

 The Thai Footwear Industry Association will also be represented by a significant number of exhibitors from Thailand, the expression of a production system which is acquiring a crucial role in the global panorama of the footwear industry.

The Leather industry is bestowed with an affluence of raw materials as India is endowed with 21% of world cattle & buffalo and 11% of world goat & sheep population. Added to this are the strengths of skilled manpower, innovative technology, increasing industry compliance to international environmental standards, and the dedicated support of the allied industries.

 The dynamic growth patterns of the Indian economy and the opportunities that this country has offered the footwear sector over recent years have motivated Expo Riva Schuh to put its trade fair and organizational know-how at the disposal of this market. The aim is for local and international supply and demand to meet up leading to development of commercial and industrial opportunities in the fashion footwear system. The fair enriches the experience through business training modules and trend areas that showcase the future of design as perceived by inspiring European brands. Expo Riva Schuh India will offer its exhibitors enriching encounters with the world of Indian retail, from the big players on the distribution market to agents and boutiques and also bringing the world of global leather design to India’s footsteps.