13.07.2017

HEPC/FAIRS/India Trend Fair/2017-18

To

All Members & RTEs of the Council

Sir/Madam,

Sub: Inviting application from members for participation in India Trend Fair. Trade Fair in Tokyo, (Japan) 27-29 September, 2017
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This is in continuation to Council’s general circular dated 28th February 2017, seeking expression of interest for Calendar of events during the year 2017-18.

1.0 About India Trend Fair:
India Trend Fair is an exclusive Business Matching Event, which gives an opportunity to exporters to showcase their products, and supply capabilities of value added products with special emphasis on the products designed to suit Japanese fashion trends and requirements. The fair promises to be different from other regular trade fairs in Japan aiming at delivering an assurance of success for its participants.

Organiser : Japan India Industry Promotion Association (JllPA)
Fair Venue : Belle Salle Shibuya First, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Date : 27/09/2017 (Wed) – 29/09/2017 (Fri)

1.1 Product profile:

Garments: Woven and knitted garments for women wear, menswear, baby/kids wear, inner cloths, casual wear, high fashion garment, occasional wear, sportswear.
Home Furnishings & Handicrafts: Made ups, Cushion covers, floor mats, carpet, rugs, table ware, Bed linen/bed covers/spreads, interior goods, decorative articles and gift wear and ethnic crafts.
Clothing Accessories: Stoles, Scarves, etc

1.2 Visitors Profile:

Wholesalers, Chain Stores, Departmental Stores, Trading Companies, Retailers, ButiQue Buyers, etc.

2.0 Participation fee details:

  Subsidized rate (Upto 9 sq.mtrs.) Non- Subsidized rate
Cost per 9 sq.mtr. Rs. 18,000/- per sq.mtr. (Minimum booth size offered 9 sq.mtrs) Rs.42,000 /- per sq.mtr. (Beyond 9 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 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)

• 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 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.
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: 24.7.17

Sincerely yours,

(Sundar Murugesan)
Joint Director