HEPC/EF/FAIRS/IHF & IGF/17-18 March 16, 2017

Dear Members/RTEs,

Sub: Inviting applications from member exporters for participation in 28th India Home Furnishing/38th India Garment Fair, held at Osaka, Japan during 19- 21 July 2017 – Reg.
Rush your application to ensure your participation in this event! The last date for the receipt of application has been extended upto 10/04/2017

1.0 About IHF/IGF Fair:

Council proposes to participate in 28th India Home Furnishing and 38th India Garment Fair being organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at Mydome, Osaka, Japan, during 19-21 July 2017.

The twin events had been successfully organized for more than two decades and have proved to be catalysts in promoting India’s stake in the “quality conscious” Japanese market. During the last event, 86 Indian companies displayed their products in these exclusive India Shows and more than 2200 business visitors were visited. The trade visitors were from a cross-section of industry who has always patronized these B2B events. No retail sales are permitted in these events.

Handloom Export Promotion Council has actively been supporting this event and 31 exhibitors took part in this event under the aegis of Council in 2016 edition.

2.0 Participation fee details:

Council is offering pre-equipped shell scheme stalls both in India Home furnishing Fair (Hometextiles products) and India Garment Fair (Clothing accessories like stoles, scarves, shawls, etc.,) as per the details given below:

Sl. No. Description India Home Furnishing Fair India Garment Fair

1 Subsidised participation charges upto 9 sq.m. Rs.23,000/- per sq.mtr. Rs.24,500/- per sq.mtr.
2 Participation charges above 9 sq.m. Rs.32,000/- per sq.mtr. Rs.34,000/- per sq.mtr.
3 Corner Charges (Extra) – Subject to availability Rs.2,000/- per sq.mtr. Rs.2,000/- per sq.mtr.
4 Minimum area provided 9 sq.mtr. 9 sq.mtr.

2.1 Application and Payment details:
Interested member exporters of handloom products may send the initial participation fee of 50% of total participation fee for the required space along with application (application downloadable from http://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/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.

Application received without payment will be invalid.

3.0 Grant Eligibility:

• HEPC will be participating in this fair under MAI Scheme.

• Member participants are entitled for participation under subsidised category availing grant only upto a maximum of three participations in a particular trade fair (including past cases).

• Maximum of two MAI events in a year is allowed for each member participant.

• Participation in only one event in a calendar month is allowed.
• No other subsidy including travel grant is permissible.

• No limitation in terms of export turnover.

4.0 Selection Criteria:
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.

5.0 Last date for receipt of application: 10/04/2017

Sincerely yours,

(Sundar Murugesan)
Export Promotion Officer