HEPC/EF/HKIHTF 2017/HONG KONG/17-18                                                                           13th March 2017


To All Members / RTEs


Dear Sir/Madam,


Hurry!!!!! Only few stalls left……….


Sub : Inviting applications from member exporters- HEPC’s participation in Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishing

          Fairs 2017, 20-23 April 2017 – Reg.


This is in continuation to HEPC’s earlier circulars inviting member exporters for participation in Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishing Fairs 2017, 20-23 April 2017.


1.0 About Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings fair

Council proposes to participate in Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings fair, to be held at Hong Kong from 20-23 April 2017

Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings fair is an ideal showcase for Home Textiles, is a spin-off event of the famous Hong Kong Houseware fair, the biggest event of its kind in Asia. Given the ongoing market demand of the home textile industry, the fair, as a professional trading platform, will feature a full range of home textiles (including bathroom, bedroom, baby, kitchen and décor textiles), carpet & floor coverings, upholstery & wall coverings, and other home textile related product and services. This fair is positioned as a sophisticated showcase for stylish, upmarket products of high quality. Located in one of the world’s great trading cities and at the heart of the vibrant Asian market, the fair provides suppliers of home textiles a specialized trade platform in the peak buying season to meet this demand.

Last year, Council participated along with 11 member exporters from different regions across the country. As per the feedback received from the participants, spot order worth Rs.39.75 lac and business enquiries worth Rs.1.55 crore was generated during the event.

2.0 Participation fee details:

Council is offering pre-equipped shell scheme stalls both as per the details given below:

Subsidised cost of pre-equipped stall – 9 sq.mtrs. @ Rs.30,000 Rs. 2,70,000
Additional space (only in multiples of 3 sq.mtr) Rs.40,000 per sq.mtr.
Corner charge (Extra, if applicable) 10% extra


2.1 Application and Payment details:

Interested member exporters of handloom products may send 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-2016-17-.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% (nine) 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: 24/03/2017


Thanking you,


Yours Sincerely,




(Sundar Murugesan)

Deputy Director