Preparations are well under way for the 42nd edition of Expo Riva Hotel, due to take place from 4th to 7th February 2018 at the Riva del Garda (Trentino) Exhibition Centre. This follows the important results achieved in 2017, with 25,000 visitors passing through the turnstiles, as well as the high number of exhibitors who have re-confirmed their presence for the next edition, accounting for 40% of the total, and for the most part, ‘historic’ exhibitors.
Expo Riva Hotel has once more established its role as one of the most visited fairs in this sector, thanks to a number of key factors. For example, the strategic decision NOT to fragment the exhibition categories into various separate events throughout the year, added to the quality of the companies exhibiting, the location of Riva del Garda and last, but not least, the innovative nature of the event that brings new projects to the table every year and new challenges to face.
For the 42nd edition, the fair will maintain the four themed areas: Indoor & Outdoor Contract, Food & Equipment, Coffee & Beverage, Eco Wellness & Technology. Expo Riva Hotel 2018 will, however, include a key new aspect. Following the successful outcome of the previous edition, the three special projects – Expo Riva Hotel Academy, RPM – Riva Pianet Mixology and ‘Solobirra’ (Just Beer) will change hall, enabling them to increase their exhibition and training areas. The new hall will feature stand design created and produced by young designers with high impact graphics that will accompany the visitor from the main entrance hall right up to the entrance of the area.
This repositioning reflects the leading role that training plays during Expo Riva Hotel – in the hands of Hospitality experts, top Italian bartenders and the most renowned beer sommeliers. Specialised training is the key theme running through the entire event, with a packed programme of seminars and workshops that don’t stop at the four days of the fair. In conjunction with Teamwork, a company specialised in hotel consultancy, Expo Riva Hotel Academy was formed last year: a series of seminars held at the Riva del Garda event were subsequently followed by a number of free, itinerant workshops, led by experts and consultants from the sector, stopping off at leading Italian tourist resorts. After the initial road-show covering Jesolo, Rimini, Roma, Florence, Milan and Turin, Expo Riva Hotel Academy will be continuing in October in Desenzano del Garda (Thursday 19th), Riva del Garda (Monday 23rd), Madonna di Campiglio (Tuesday 24th), Moena (Wednesday 25th) and Mestre (Thursday 26th). The final port of call will be Verona on 23rd November.
Expo Riva Hotel, sponsored by Federalberghi and Federturismo Confindustria, looks forward to welcoming you to the fair in Riva del Garda from 4th to 7th February 2018.