All Members & RTEs of the Council


Book your Raw Space / Standard Booths @ Domotex International Trade Fair to be held during 12-15 January 2018

This is in continuation to Councils earlier circular dated 19.06.2017, seeking participation in Domotex International Trade Fair to be held during 12-15 January 2018

1.0 About Domotex Intl. Trade Fair:

Domotex Hannover is one of the most professionally organized trade shows in Germany, dedicated exclusively to the architectural designing and floor covering industry. The show provides attending exhibitors get in touch with a large number of prospective buyers, thereby boosting up their overall sales figures. Over 40000 visitors attend the Domotex show, from more than 87 countries. DOMOTEX delivered fresh momentum for the international floor coverings industry, serving as a powerful driver of sales, trends and innovations.

Organiser: Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany

Fair Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Messegelnde, D-30521 Hannover

Date: 12-15 January 2018

1.1 Product profile:

Carpets/Rugs (hand-made)

Flat woven fabrics/Tapestries/Klims/Soumak rugs

Hand-tufted carpets/ Jute carpets

Hand-woven carpets/Modern knotted carpets


Woven carpets/Area rugs (machine-made)

Bathroom mats and bath rugs

Coir mats

Rubber mats

Floor rugs, side rugs

Fibres, yarns and textiles

Chemical fibre raw material


1.2 Visitors Profile:

Preparation and spinning of textile fibres

Producing machine-made textile floor coverings, carpets

Manufacture of handmade textile floor coverings, carpets

Hotels and restaurants/lodging and catering

Manufacture of furniture

Recreational, cultural and sporting activities; other

Human health and social work activities

Public adminstration, defence and social security

2.0 Participation fee details:

Description Raw space Standard booth
Subsidized rate (Upto 12 sq.mtrs.) Rs.8,000/- per sq.mtr. (Minimum booth size offered 12 sq.mtrs)  Rs. 13,000/-per sq.mtr. (Minimum booth size offered 9 sq.mtrs)
Participation fee per sq.mtr. applicable beyond 12 sq.mtrs. Rs.18,500/- per sq.mtr.  Rs.28,000/- per sq.mtr.
(above 12 sq.mtrs. in multiples of 3 sq.mtrs.)
Corner charge (Extra, if applicable), subject to availability 10% extra of total participation fee

2.1 Payment details:

Interested member exporters of handloom products may send their total participation fee for the required space along with application (application downloadable from http://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Application-FORM-International-2017-18-.pdf.) to the council on or before last date of receipt of application as stipulated in the circular.

Payment has to be made through any one of the following mode of payment.

Option-1: Online payment through payment gateway

Option-2: Payment through RTGS

Option-3: Payment through Demand Draft/at par multicity cheque in favour of Handloom Export Promotion Council payable at Chennai, if online/RTGS payment is not feasible.

Please click the link ( http://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/payment-procedure.pdf) for more details on Instructions for payment.

Amount once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance except cancellation of fair participation by HEPC.


3.0 Grant Eligibility:

HEPC has proposed participation in this fair under National Handloom Development Programme of Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms).

  • Member participants are entitled for participation under subsidised category availing grant only upto a maximum of three participations in a particular trade fair.
  • Participants with annual export turnover of less than Rs.30 crore in the preceding financial year (2016-17)
  • Each participant company (for one person) will also be eligible for Travel grant reimbursement of Rs.50,000/- (Economy class) or actual travel cost, whichever is less.
  • Participation in only one event in a calendar month is allowed.


3.1 Selection Criteria:

Application received without payment will be invalid. Preference will be given to registered holders of India Handloom Brand & first time participant of handloom products so that there will be atleast a minimum of 30% IHB / first time member exhibitors in the event provided their applications along with required payment are received on or before the last date of receipt of application as stipulated in the circular.

Priority will be given to those who have already submitted their expression of interest along with advance payment provided their applications along with necessary balance payment as specified in this circular reaches the Council on or before the last date of receipt of application as mentioned below.


4.0 Last date for receipt of application along with full payment: 31.08.2017



Sincerely yours,


(Sundar Murugesan)

Joint Director