The Ricoh Arena is an award winning venue in Coventry that hosts not only Sport but Music, Conferences, Business & Entertainment events. It is a complex which includes a 32,609 seater stadium, used by Wasps Rugby Union Club, a 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) exhibition hall, a hotel and a casino. The site is also home to Arena Park Shopping Centre. It was built on the site of the Foleshill gasworks and is named after its sponsor, Japanese company Ricoh, who paid £10 million for the naming rights over 10 years, although for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where stadium naming sponsorship was forbidden, the stadium was known as the City of Coventry Stadium.
The Arena will host the first edition of Sole Fashion with a two day format on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th February 2020.
Global brands such as Rieker, Remonte, Josef Seibel, Rohde, Hush Puppies, HB Shoes plus represented brands including Gardiners, Rocket Dog, Crocs are all backing the move.
Chris Gorrod, UK managing director for Brevitt Rieker Ltd commented “Businesses are always looking for alternative routes to market in these challenging trading conditions and a prestigious venue like the Ricoh Arena will provide an impressive new backdrop for our industry event”.
Organiser of Sole Fashion Penny Robinson stated: “I am delighted to be working with the UK’s footwear industry to deliver an exciting new trade event focusing on branded footwear. There is still a strong desire for the industry to showcase their collections each season, however participating brands demand to see a realistic return on investment. The cost-effective and clear pricing of stands makes Sole Fashion more accessible, attracting new and lapsed UK trade show exhibitors resulting in an unmissable industry event. It will be strongly focused on delivering the key retailers from the UK and Irish market and creating a fresh and exciting platform for people to do business. The reaction so far from some very notable footwear industry figures has been extremely positive.”
Josef Seibel UK Ltd’s managing director Martin Ingram said: “Sole fashion offers a
great opportunity to refresh the industry’s trade event and to create some excitement within the sector. The proposition of a new venue, a focused two-day format and most importantly, a viable return on investment, makes the event very interesting for us”.
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