HEPC/FAIR/WHO’s NEXT/Paris/France/Circular/18-19

Dt.08th October 2018

All Members/RTEs of the Council


Rush your application to ensure your participation in this event! Almost 60% of space already sold out!!

Sub: Inviting application from member exporters for participation in WHO’s NEXT, Paris, France, during 18-21 January 2019 – Reg.

This is in continuation to Council’s general circular dated 09th February 2018, seeking expression of interest for Calendar of events during the year 2018-19.

1.0 About WHO’s NEXTHEPC is repeating its participation in the winter edition of WHO’s NEXT – a fair for fashion and fashion accessories to be held in Paris, France, during 18-21 January 2019.

Further, we have been informed by fair authority that they consider few participants who could exhibit home textiles along with Clothing accessories in this winder edition. Hence, it is request that interested member exporters of fashion accessories & home textiles may also send their application form.

Details of participation in WHO’s Next are as below:

Date : 18-21January 2019

Timings : 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

Venue :Viparis-Port de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

2.0 Participation fee details:• Apparel & Accessories, Shawls, Scarves, Stoles, Home Textiles, Fabrics & Trims, etc.

2.0 Participation fee details:

Description Subsidized rate Non- Subsidized rate
Cost per sq.m. Rs.29,000/- per sq.m.
(upto 9 sq.m.)
Rs.35,500/- per sq.m.
(above 9 sq.m. in multiples of 3 sq.m. – upto 12 sq.m.)
Corner charge (Extra) – Subject to availability Rs.70,000/- each stand

Please note that the stand sizes are available only on 9 sq.m. (or) 12 sq.m. size

- the dimension of the 9 sq.m. would be: 3m x 3m
- the dimension of the 12 sq.m. would be: 4m x 3m

2.1 Payment details: Interested member exporters of handloom products may send their 50% advance 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 (2017-18) 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.
  • Subsidized Participation in only one event in a calendar month is allowed and a maximum of 3 events in a year.

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: 22/10/2018


Sincerely yours,


(S.B.Deepak Kumar)

Executive Director