We are pleased to welcome GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager and Alessandro Piccinini, Sales Manager for Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, for a special BFA webinar that will help you uncover the possibilities of exhibiting internationally.

Join the BFA team on Wednesday, May 11, at 11 am (UK), for a special webinar dedicated to Expo Riva Schuh, led by the trade show’s new Exhibition Manager, GianPaola Pedretti and Alessandro Piccinini. Whether you are planning to exhibit or visit, now is the ideal time to find out more and discover how you can benefit.

GianPaola and Alessandro will be giving you all the information regarding the new elements of the show and also information on the Hosted Buyer Programme.

With 38 countries represented among the exhibiting companies, and many visitors from over 100 different countries, Expo Riva Schuh is the most important international exhibition dedicated to volume footwear.

During the webinar, Pedretti will explain what’s new, share important information, and discuss the activities of buyers who attend Expo Riva Schuh in the footwear space. If you are interested in getting more information, don’t miss this webinar.

Who is GianPaola Pedretti?

With more than 20 years of international experience, GianPaola Pedretti will provide Expo Riva Schuh with her know-how and expertise in marketing and digitalisation.

It is a pleasure and an honour to be joining Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, whose history is as fascinating as the fashion industry that it represents and as the territory where it is born” states GianPaola Pedretti. “A reality within the most successful examples of “fiera diffusa” (a fair that takes place in different locations), and hybrid stands: an important challenge is waiting for me, with the goal of enhancing the fair and developing it into a tool of cutting-edge, modern and efficient services”.

Who is Alessandro Piccinini?

As of January 1 2022, Alessandro Piccinini is the new Sales Manager of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags.

He has been dealing with developing international commercial strategies, product launches and development of new businesses for over 20 years.

As an events professional with a proven ability to manage projects and deliver complete and successful events in various industries (commerce and consumers), he is passionate and hardworking with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong keen eye on internationalisation of companies. He easily develops strong relationships with clients and internal teams.

He has held the role of Foreign Marketing Manager of Italian Exhibition Group for almost 13 years, concentrating his work as responsible for the international marketing plans of the Expo Center and its fairs and the management of a network of sales agents.

Over time he has continued to carry out strategic consultancy for international trade fairs.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask GianPaola and Alessandro your questions.