HEPC/FAIR/WHOs NEXT/Paris/France/Circular/17-18

Dt.20th Oct. 2017

All Members/RTEs of the Council


Sub: Inviting application from member exporters for participation in WHOs NEXT, Paris, France, during 19-22 January 2018 – Reg.
This is in continuation to Councils general circular dated 28th February 2017, seeking expression of interest for Calendar of events during the year 2017-18.
1.0 About WHOs NEXT
HEPC is repeating its participation in the winter edition of WHOs NEXT a fair for fashion and fashion accessories to be held in Paris, France, during 19-22 January 2018.
Details of participation in WHOs Next are as below:

Date : 19-22 January 2018
Timings: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Venue : Viparis-Port de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

2.0 Participation fee details:


Subsidized rate *

(Upto 9 sq.mtrs.)

Non- Subsidized rate



Cost per sq.m.


Rs.22,000/- per sq.m.

(upto 9 sq.m.)


Rs.36,000/- per sq.m.

(above 9 sq.m. in multiples of 3 sq.m. upto 12 sq.m.)

Corner charge (Extra, if applicable) 10% extra of total participation fee 10% extra of total participation fee


*Subject to approval from Ministry

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:A�A� 3m x 3m

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

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/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 (https://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) 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.
  • 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.

PriorityA�will be given to those who have already submitted theirA�expression of interest along with advance payment providedA�their applications along withA�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: 31/10/2017

Sincerely yours,

(Sundar Murugesan)

Joint Director