HEPC/EF/MAISON&OBJET/PARIS/2019-20                                       06.06.2019

To all Member Exporters / RTEs

Sir / Madam,

Sub : Inviting application for participation in Maison & Objet to be held at Paris, from 6-10 September 2019– Reg.

1. About Maison & Objet

MAISON & OBJET is an international window for creativity and unique market place in the industry. Partnership between retailers and brands are formed in its aisles. Over the years, the event has asserted itself as a veritable playing field for the business of creativity and innovation.

The success of MAISON & OBJET always relied on the breadth of its offering.  More than 20 yrs after its inception, the fair has revealed a brand new structure.  During September 2018, the fair witnessed 76502 unique visitors from 171 countries including 31928 non-French visitors and 44574 French visitors.  On the whole, there were 3112 exhibiting brands, which is inclusive of 647 new brands.  72 countries represented in the event, of which, 1238 were French exhibitors and 1874 were non-French exhibitors.

The event has following product segments

Hall 1 : Smart gifts – gift products

Hall 2 : Fashion accessories – from bags to scarves, from jewelry to clothes

             Kids & Family – decoration objects, furniture, textiles and toys

Hall 3 : Look & Share – cooking, entertaining, giving and lifestyle products

Hall 4, 5A, 5B : Home accessories – novelty, uniform products, interior products,  home fragrances, home linen, bedlinen, table       linen & bath linen

Hall 6  : Unique & Eclectic – Decorative objects, furniture

Hall 7  : Forever – luxury brands, decoration concepts

2. Participation fee details:


Subsidized rate

(Subject to approval from Ministry)

Non- Subsidized rate

Cost per sq.m. – upto 9 sq.m. Rs.29300 per sqm Rs.42500 per sqm
Cost per additional sq.m. – above 9  sq.m. Rs.42500 per sqm Rs.42500 persqm
Corner charge (Extra, if applicable)

10% extra of total participation fee

10% extra of total participation fee


Please note that the stand sizes are available only in 9 sq.m and in multiples of 3sq.m thereafter

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

3.Grant Eligibility

HEPC has proposed participation in this fair under National Handloom Development Programme of Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and the approval is awaited from the Ministry.

  • 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 (2018-19) 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.

4.Selection Criteria

Selection will be on First Come First Served basis.  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% (6 participants) IHB / first time member exhibitors in the event. Interested member exporters of handloom products may send their fair 50% participation fee (subsidized rate)  as per the space requirement along with application to the council on or before last date of receipt of application as stipulated in the circular.

Further it is requested to submit an undertaking form (format enclosed) for participation in the event at non-subsidized charges if no approval is received from ministry.


  •  Open display of “price tags” and “Stock lot” tags on samples on display in the booth.
  • Sale of stock lot in the booth.
  • Encroaching on AISLE area and other activities which affect co-exhibitors
  • Subletting the allotted stall.

5.Payment details

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/2019/03/Payment_Procedure.pdf) for more details on Instructions for payment.

Payment received without undertaking form will not be considered for allotment. Amount once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance except cancellation of fair participation by HEPC.

Payment may be made through RTGS to the following account of the Council

Name of Account        :Handloom Export Promotion Council

Bank Details               :State Bank of India,

Branch                         : Greams Road,Chennai

Account No.                : 35346171521

IFS Code                     : SBIN0020243

(Please mention your company name in the remark column, while making payment through bank transfer.)

6. Application form

Please click the link (https://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Application-FORM-International-2019-20201.pdf) to download the application form and submit it with payment details.

7. Last date for receipt of application along with payment is 20.06.2019

With regards,


(Dr.S.B.Deepak Kumar,I.A.S)

Executive Director