Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags- Startup Challenge

Call for participation

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is the leading international trade show
dedicated to volume footwear , and will be held in the
Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre from 13 to 16 January 2024.

Within the show, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi and its partner Retail Hub organise
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags Innovation Village Retail, a project dedicated to start-ups and innovation.

Being part of the Innovation Village at Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags provides a unique opportunity
to exclusively present your own start-up project at the largest international event in the footwear sector.


at the LARGEST international event in the footwear sector.

Apply before November 30

By December 2023 , a technical committee will select the start-up finalists for the award, who will be invited to take part inExpo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

During the candidacy, start-ups are expressly requested to be present at Expo Riva Schuh & GardabagsInnovation Village Retail from 13-16 January , should they be selected as finalists

What is the challenge?

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is looking to help and promote new businesses bringing innovation to the fashion sector and specifically to
the footwear, accessories and leather goods segments.

The show offers participating start-up projects opportunities to forge relationships and gain knowledge of the footwear sector,
and enables projects to find their own expression and application with potential partners, investors and buyers.

From all the start-ups that send in their applications, a selection committee will identify the award finalists, who will
have the chance to take part in the next edition of the show as an exhibitor

What you offer?

Are you a startup offering Innovation in Retail Fashion Sector, specialised in

Supply chain

Product and production traceability

Production and distribution optimization

Warehouse management

Logistics solutions

Delivery Management

E-commerce & In-store solutions

Sales data analysis

In-store Sales
Enablement solutions

Management of

Omnichannel integration

Payment Solution

Intelligent commerce

Digital commerce

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual and Argumented
Reality applications

Intelligent customer

Smart product catalogue

Note: Preference will also be given to the presentation of innovations (product or service) specifically applicable to retail in the footwear,
leather goods and accessories segments, but this is not essential for participation in the call for participation. However, it is
essential that the innovation (product or service) is also applicable to these product segments.

Whats in it for you

Participation within
Innovation Village

A profile on the trade
show’s digital platform

Distribution of
promotional material in
the Buyers Lounge

Promotion in

Dedicated visibility on the
show's social media pages
and website

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags Startup competition

By applying to the challenge we accept the Terms and Conditions of the EXPO RIVA SCHUCH STARTUP COMPETITION