3rd Edition of Expo Riva Schuh India 2013 to be held from July 4-6

Over 200 renowned global leather products-makers to exhibit their products in Expo Riva Schuh India 2013

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First time participation from Spain and Germany

New Delhi June 25,2013: Expo Riva Schuh India, a platform that showcases footwear and leather accessories is back with its 3rd edition from 4th to 6th July at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre of New Delhi. Expo Riva Schuh India is exclusively for finished products in different sectors, from footwear to leather accessories. It is the only fair in the World that is dedicated to finished products in footwear and leather accessories. The 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.

In the 3rd edition of ExpoRivaSchuh India, over 200 important Indian and International exhibitors will showcase their products. Some of the top fashion Brands like Baldinini, Loriblu, Maresca, Fabi, Giovanni Fabiani, Cerutti will also showcase their footwear, bags, gloves, belts and leather accessories. For the 1st time, there would be participation from the merchandise brands like Angry Birds, Superman, Tweety, Looney tunes etc.

 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.”

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

“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.”

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.


 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 has further stregnthen the partnership between the two bodies.

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.