HEPC/Fair/WHO’s NEXT/Paris/France/Circular/18-19                                                 Dt.16th March 2018



All Members/RTEs of the Council




Sub: Inviting application from member exporters for participation in WHO’s NEXT, Paris, France, during 7-10 September 2018 – Reg.


This is in continuation to Council’s general circular dated 09th February 2018, seeking expression of interest for Calendar of events during the year 2018-19.

1.0 About WHO’s NEXT

HEPC is repeating its participation in the summer edition of WHO’s NEXTa fair for fashion and fashion accessories to be held in Paris, France, during 7-10 September 2018.

Details of participation in WHO’s Next are as below:

Date    : 7-10 September 2018

Timings: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

Venue  : Viparis-Port de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France


2.0 Participation fee details:


Subsidized rate

(Subject to approval from Ministry)

Non- Subsidized rate


Cost per sq.m. – upto 9 sq.m.

Rs.26,000/- per sq.m.

Rs.47,500/- per sq.m.

Cost per sq.m. – above 9 sq.m.

Rs.35,000/- per sq.m.

(multiples of 3 sq.m. –upto 12 sq.m.)

Rs.35,000/- per sq.m.

(multiples of 3 sq.m. –upto 12 sq.m.)

Corner charge (Extra, if applicable)

Rs.65,000/- each stand

Rs.65,000/- each stand


Please note that the stand sizes are available only on 9 sq.m. (or) 12 sq.m. size

- the dimension of the 9 sq.m. would be:   3m x 3m

- the dimension of the 12 sq.m. would be: 4m x 3m


In this regard, we hereby inform that Council’s proposal is still under process in the Ministry and the approval is awaited. In the meantime, it has been decided to collect a lumpsum amount of Rs.2,25,000/- (9 sq.m.) and Rs.3,25,000/- (12 sq.m.) and an undertaking form in company letter head (format enclosed) from each participant and allot space. The difference in amount will be reimbursed / collected from each participant based on receipt of approval or otherwise from Ministry.

In case of approval from Ministry, subsidized participation fee will be considered and the balance fee will be reimbursed / collected.

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:

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 (2017-18) will be eligible for subsidized participation charges.
  • 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 subject to approval from Ministry.
  • Subsidized Participation in only one event in a calendar month is allowed and a maximum of 3 events in a year.

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 at least 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: on or before 30/03/2018.

Sincerely yours,


(Sundar Murugesan)

Joint Director


Attached : Undertaking Letter