HEPC/EF/Autumn Fair/Birmingham/UK/Circular/18-19                         17th May 2018



All Members/RTEs of the Council


Sub: Inviting application from member exporters for participation in AUTUMNFAIR,  Birmingham, UK, during 2-5 September 2018 – Reg.


This is to inform that the Council proposes to participate in AUTUMNFAIR, to be held at Birmingham, UK during 2-5 September 2018. The event participation is proposed at a discounted participation fee on self-sustain basis with no grant from Ministry.


Autumn Fair is the season’s number one UK gift and home marketplace.Exhibitors (around 1300) across all sectors who are dealing in wholesale, licence a brand, your own brand or own products, participate in this event. Attracting over 24,000 visitors which include independents, multiples and online retailers who visit the show to look for trend-led, fresh and inspirational products and innovations ahead of the busy festive period of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and Spring.Autumn Fair does just that, bringing visitors and exhibitors together across 13 carefully curated show sectors, under one (rather large) roof at the NEC. Important sectors include Fashion, Accessories, Contemporary Gift & Living, Home Décor, Global Handicraft, etc.


Perfectly timed within the trading year, Autumn Fair is your chance to showcase your collections, launch new products, build on old relationships and spark new ones.

1.1 Event Details:

Date: 2-5 September 2018

Timings: 09.00 – 18.00

Venue: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

2.0 Participation fee details:


Discounted rate

 Cost per sq.m. 

 Rs.25,000/- per sq.m.

Corner charge (Extra, if applicable)

10% extra of total participation fee

Stall area available

Standard booth – Minimum 9 sq.mtrs and in multiples of 3 sq.mtrs thereafter

 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 https://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Application-FORM-International-2018-19-.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 (https://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/payment-procedure-new.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:

No other grant is permissible except above discounted participation fee.


 3.1 Selection Criteria:

All members / RTEs are eligible for applying for participation in the event. No limitation in terms of year of membership, annual turnover, number of events already participated through Council during current year 2018-19 is applicable.

Application received without payment will be invalid. Selection is based on First Come First serviced basis. 


4.0 Last date for receipt of application along with full payment: 30/05/2018


Sincerely yours,


(Rajesh Kumar Sahu)

Executive Director