Expo Riva Schuh, Italy in partnership with IEPL (Italian Exposition Private Limited) brings to India EXPO RIVA SCHUH INDIA, the most important and effective trade fair in Europe for the volume footwear sector. With India emerging as a great retail destination for global design and the Indian contingent to Expo Riva Schuh Italy growing in numbers, creating a similar fair in the Indian home grounds became a natural corollary.
The fair will be held from 28th to 30th July 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. A B2B fair that sets the tone for global trends in footwear and leather design Expo Riva Schuh India will present to the Indian market the finished product in various merchandise categories, from footwear and garments to accessories in leather. The fair follows an innovative format that will showcase products by 200 Indian and international exhibitors.
Roberto Pellegrini, president, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, says, “With more than one billion inhabitants, 40 million of whom have a high income and a middle class of 300 million, the Indian footwear market is estimated at 4 billion dollars with an annual growth of 18 per cent. Over the next four years a real boom in growth is expected. Being part of it right from the start will allow us to create an international event that reflects the needs of the reference market, driving and consolidating current commercial potential”.
Giovanni Laezza, director, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, reveals, "What Expo Riva Schuh is preparing is therefore much more than just a trade fair. The added values will be workshops and business-to-business meetings with sector operators and service providers for retail trade. It will also be the perfect opportunity for learning about the Indian distribution system and potential commercial partners. Penetrating a market with such far-reaching potential is confirmation for the Expo Riva Schuh team of its professionalism and experience as well as an opportunity for demonstrating the excellence of Italian fairs”.
Speaking at the occasion, Roney Simon, director, FICCI, Italy, said, “Exhibitors at Expo Riva Schuh India will not only find a Fair but also a partner that will provide them with all kind of assistance with Indian Market starting from Customs Rules, Indian Regulations to Market analysis,etc.It is not fair for selling traditional exhibition space. This will be an unique opportunity for all those sign up. It must be remembered that India is the world’s second largest manufacturer and second largest consumer of footwear.”
Expo Riva Schuh India will be much more than just a fair. It will in fact represent a valuable opportunity for getting an in-depth and close-up view of the complex reality of the Indian market, thanks to a formula, combining display of products with services to enable the creation of business on the Indian market.
– IndiaRetailing Bureau