February 28, 2017

Dear Member Exporters,

Sub: Inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for Fair Participation during 2017-18 – Reg.

Council invites Expression of Interest (EOI) for participation from members in the following events during 2017-18 along with advance payment indicated in remarks column. Please note that your early confirmation will facilitate Council towards confirming a better location with fair authority.

Sl. No. Name of the Event Place Date Product Remarks
 1 Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings Fair Hong Kong April 20-23, 2017 Hometextiles Circular Issuedhttps://www.hepcindia.com/application-invited-for-hong-kong-international-home-textiles-furnishing-fairs-2017-20-23-april-2017/
 2 Global Indian Festival Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 31- June 4, 2017 India Handloom brand registered products – B2C Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 3 Textile India Gujarat, India June-July 2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 4 Hometextiles & Apparel Sourcing Expo New York, USA 17-19 July 2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.50,000/-
 5 India Home Furnishing and India Garment Fair Osaka, Japan July 19-21, 2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories  Circular Issuedhttps://www.hepcindia.com/applications-invited-for-28th-india-home-furnishing-fair-japan/
 6 Intertextile Shanghai home textiles Shanghai, China August 23-26,2017 Home textiles Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 7 India Trend Fair Tokyo, Japan September 6-8, 2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 8 WHO’s NEXT Paris, France September 8-11, 2017 Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.50,000/-
 9 IHGF Greater Noida October 13-17,2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 10 China Import & Export Fair (CANTON) Guangzhou, China 31 Oct. – 4 Nov. 2017 Home textiles Advance of Rs.50,000/-
 11 International Sourcing Expo Sydney, Australia 14-16 Nov. 2017 Home textiles & Clothing accessories Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 12 Heimtextil Frankfurt, Germany 9-12 January 2018 Home textiles Advance of Rs.1,00,000/-
 13 Domotex Hannover, Germany 12-15 January 2018 Floor coverings Advance of Rs.25,000/-
 14 WHOs NEXT Paris. France January 2018 Clothing accessories & Garments Advance of Rs.50,000/-
 15 India Sourcing Fair Santiago, Chile March 2018 India Handloom Brand registered holders only – B2C Advance of Rs.25,000/-

Terms and Condition:

  1. Events at Sl. No.1, 5 & 12 are already approved. Approval for the remaining events is under process in the Ministry.
  2. Application has to be submitted in prescribed format (Expression of Interest Form for fair participation) downloadable from Council’s website https://www.hepcindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Expression_of_Interest.pdf
  3. Application has to be submitted along with a non-refundable deposit as prescribed in above table which can be adjusted against further payment of participation charges towards participation in the event.
  4. 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.

  1. Application received without above deposit amount will be invalid.
  2. Application for participation will be considered on First Come First Serve basis and on fulfilling the following criteria

i.     Export turnover and product acceptability.

ii.     Suitability for export

iii.     Preference will be given to first time participation of member exporters of handloom products and IHB registered holders provided their applications are received within the stipulated date mentioned in the circular

iv.     Only one fair participation in a calendar month

v.     Earlier participation in the same event through Council not exceeding 3 times.

vi.     Actual participation fee with the subsidy will be worked out and intimated on receipt of approval from the Ministry.

vii.     Refund will be considered only in case of non-allotment of space to the applicant by HEPC or non-participation in the event by HEPC

  1. Last date for receipt of application for “Expression of Interest” in Fair participation is March 31, 2017

Yours sincerely,


Sundar Murugesan

Deputy Director