Euromonitor to Speak at 85th Expo Riva Schuh


Date: January 16-19, 2016

Location: Exhibition Centre located at the “Baltera”, Riva del Garda, Italy

Event Description: Expo Riva Schuh is the key international trade event dedicated to the volume footwear sector. For over forty years now, supply and demand have been opting to get together twice a year (in January and in June) in Riva del Garda to share the latest trends in the global footwear arena. Its strategic positioning in the international trade fair calendar is what makes Expo Riva Schuh such an important vantage point from which to discover previews of the collections for the forthcoming seasons, plan orders ahead and gain important early feedback from the marketplace.

At the forthcoming edition of the event, there will be an inaugural session where a debate will be held on the key evolutions of the international footwear market, reaffirming its role as a gauge of the evolution of the industry at global level.
Date & Time: Saturday January 16th 2016 from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m

Speaker: Bernadette Kissane, Apparel and Footwear Analyst, Euromonitor International
The presentation: From Private Label to Fast-Fashion: How the Volume Footwear Market in Changing.

The global footwear market continues to perform well increasing by a CAGR of 6% from 2010 to 2015. While women’s footwear remains the cornerstone of the industry, impressive performances within the men’s and children’s categories have driven growth; as male consumers take a greater interest in their appearance and fashions infiltration into childrenswear leads to wider availability of products and more frequent purchases.

The US boasts the largest market globally, a title it is expected to retain throughout the next five years to 2020, closely followed by China. Western Europe is anticipated to contract slightly as unit prices are eroded by consumers continued their love affair with budget prices and fast fashion, while Middle East and Africa region will experience dynamic growth due to strong performances in South Africa and United Arab Emirates.

Future growth of the industry lies in sports footwear; as health and fitness become integral parts of consumers’ lives, an upsurge in sports participation boosts performance-led products and fashion trends elevate demand for sports-inspired footwear.


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