Expo riva hotel says goodbye to the 2019 edition dedicated to trends

The Fair dedicated to hospitality and catering ended today in Riva del Garda, the heart of the second largest tourist district of Italy. There is a desire to change, innovate and move forward into the future having the 43rd Expo Riva Hotel already reached  an important goal, which is 28.178 visitors (+ 3% compared to 2018).

“The identity of this hub of trends, experiences and innovations outlined for the 2019 edition has turned into a fair that far exceeds expectations” – reports the President of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini – “The 525 companies involved in this four-days event have turned well-known and well-established areas such as Indoor & Outdoor Contract, Eco Wellness & Technology, Coffee & Beverage and Food & Equipment in active showcases where to generate, develop or compare ideas, suggestions and different lifestyles. “The significant increase in direct manufacturers registered at the Fair starting from 2017 and the accurate research, study and selection work carried out by the sales department of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi have been turned into an updated and high-quality offer, further enriched by intangible and experiential assests.

“As regards this edition’s remarkable proposal of training opportunities, the enrollment boom – 825 entries were recorded – witnesses the Fair’s ability to understand and interpret the modern operator’s need to keep up-to-date professionally” – says Giovanni Laezza, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, – “Ever searching for comparison and exchange opportunities, the professional who chooses Expo Riva Hotel for his/her business proves increasingly competent, active and oriented towards the future. Furthermore, he/she highly values the formats provided within the thematic areas of the event and enjoys interacting with the big names of the HO.RE.CA world, acknowledging how great a privilege it is.

The speeches proposed by the president of Teamwork Rimini Mauro Santinato within the Hotel Management initiative, the entrepreneurial successes narrated by the two pioneers of the craft beer sector, Teo Musso and Agostino Arioli within Solobirra along with the mixology masterclasses presented for RPM – Riva Pianeta Mixology by Leonardo Veronesi, Flavio Angiolillo, Gianni Zottola, Claudio Peri and Samuele Ambrosi were, in fact, highly valued and attended by visitors.

Along with these scheduled meetings with hospitality and catering technicians, the 43rd Expo Riva Hotel also boasted the presence of other popolar characters from the HO.RE.CA. world such as that of the legendary Giovanni Rana, who arrived in Riva del Garda to witness the importance of this event at the national level for the second consecutive year.

In an ideal blend of show cooking, tastings and awards, this year’s 120-events program has encouraged the interaction between trade associations. In particular, the new partnerships with the B&B di Qualità in Trentino and Le Donne della Birra associations witnesses the urge to strengthen the hospitality network, fostering exchange opportunities between professional figures that are sometimes close, other distant, but however connected. Speaking of associations, the emergence of women in the Fair should be noted.  More creative than ever in the kitchen, the Lady Chefs have also developed an interest in brewing and can thus educate visitors to let hospitality and catering being driven by passion and sensitivity.

Trends, experiences, innovations, quality of the offer, training, network. Here’s just a few of the expressions that paraphrase Expo Riva Hotel which, true to the change-driven spirit shown by its public at the 43rd edition, sets a new appointment from 2 to 5 February 2020, again at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Center but this time with a futurist taste.

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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.

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