All Members & RTEs of the Council


Sub: Inviting application from members for participation in Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) 12-15 January, 2018


This is in continuation to Council’s general circular dated 28 th February 2017, seeking expression of interest for Calendar of events during the year 2017-18.


1.0 About
Domotex Intl. Trade Fair:

Domotex Hannover is one of the most professionally organized trade shows in Germany, dedicated exclusively to the architectural designing and floor covering industry. The show provides attending exhibitors get in touch with a large number of prospective buyers, thereby boosting up their overall sales figures. Over 40000 visitors attend the Domotex show, from more than 87 countries. DOMOTEX delivered fresh momentum for the international floor coverings industry, serving as a powerful driver of sales, trends and innovations.

Organiser: Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany

Fair Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Messegelände, D-30521 Hannover

Date : 12-15 January 2018

1.1 Product profile:

● Carpets/Rugs (hand-made)

● Flat woven fabrics/Tapestries/Klims/Soumak rugs

● Hand-tufted carpets/ Jute carpets

● Hand-woven carpets/Modern knotted carpets

● Mats

● Woven carpets/Area rugs (machine-made)

● Bathroom mats and bath rugs

● Coir mats

● Rubber mats

● Floor rugs, side rugs

● Fibres, yarns and textiles

● Chemical fibre raw material


1.2 Visitors Profile:

●Preparation and spinning of textile fibres

●Producing machine-made textile floor coverings, carpets

●Manufacture of handmade textile floor coverings, carpets

●Hotels and restaurants/lodging and catering

●Manufacture of furniture

●Recreational, cultural and sporting activities; other

●Human health and social work activities

●Public adminstration, defence and social security

2.0 Participation fee details:

Subsidized rate (Upto 12 sq.mtrs.)

Non- Subsidized rate

Cost per 9 sq.mtr.
Rs. 13,000/- per sq.mtr. (Minimum booth size offered 9
Rs.28,000 /- per sq.mtr.
(above 12 sq.mtrs. in multiples of 3 sq.mtrs.)
Corner charge (Extra, if applicable) 10% extra of total participation fee

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 http://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 (  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.

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) and having minimum 12 months membership with the Council 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.
  • Participation in only one event in a calendar month is allowed.

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 atleast 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: 20/07/2017

Sincerely yours,


(Sundar Murugesan)

Joint Director