Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Garda, Italy

No: CLE/EXH/Garda-June/2016
April 12, 2016

To
All Members,
Council for Leather Exports

Dear Member,
Sub: Inviting Participation in Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy June 11-14, 2016 from Existing & New Participants with Fully built up booth – Deadline April 25, 2016 under MAIS.

About the Italian Market:

Italy’s import of leather and leather products has increased from US $ 7741.84 million in the year 2009-10 to US $ 10594.00 million in the year 2013-14, growing at a CAGR of 8.16%. Out of the total import value of US$ 10594.00 million in the year 2013-14, import of footwear (both leather and non-leather) alone was US$ 5091.43 million, followed by finished leather (US $ 3027.58 million), leather goods (US$ 1287.56 million), footwear components (US$ 924.86 million) and leather garments (US$ 226.78 million).

On the other hand, India’s export of leather and leather products to Italy has also increased from US$ 398.55 million in the year 2009-10 to US$ 509.62 million in the year 2014-15, growing at a CAGR of 5.04%. Major item of export from India to Italy during the year 2014-15 was finished leather, with a value of US$ 171.57 million, followed by Footwear (US$ 164.50 million), leather goods (US$ 90.93 million), leather garments (US$ 60.11 million) and footwear components (US$ 17.95 million). India accounts for a share of approx 4.87% in the total import of leather and leather products by Italy.

About the Fair:

As members would be kindly aware, the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair held bi-annually in Garda, Italy is a very popular international footwear fair in which substantial number of Indian companies participate. The CLE has been organizing Group Participation of Members in this fair for many years, and the size of our participation has been continuously increasing. Considering our member-companies repeated requests for allotment of more space, with effect from June 2012, the entire Hall A3 in the Garda Fair has been dedicated to CLE,.

As for the January 2016 edition of the fair, the Council is offering member-participants two types of stands for the upcoming June 11-14, 2016 edition too i.e (A) Fully Built Up Stands Or (B) Bare Space. The MAIS Grant-Subsidized Participation Fee has been given for both the options.

It may be noted that the first preference for space allotment in the CLE pavilion in Hall A3 in the June 16 Edition of the Fair will be for existing participants. A deadline of April 25, 2016has been fixed for CLE to confirm if we wish to take the entire Hall A3 for our member-companies in the June 2016 edition. In case the entire space in Hall A3 can be booked by CLE within the deadline, then no other country will be given space in Hall A3 and also the existing layout (as for the January 2016 edition) will not be changed.

This Circular is requesting confirmation of participation in the June 11-14, 2016 edition of the Garda Fair from member-companies who participated in the January 2016 edition of the Fair ( i.e. the Existing Participants), and also inviting members who wish to enlist as ‘New Participants’ to respond.

Subsidized Participation Fee due to MAI Funding of Govt. of India – The Cost of fully Built-up Stand in the June 2016 edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair works out to Rs 19,500 per sq m or Rs 2,34,000 for a 12 sq m Built-up Booth. However, as the June 2016 edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair is being organized under funding support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAIS) of the Govt. of India, the subsidized Participation Fee is Rs.96,000/ (Rupees Ninety Six Thousand)- for a 12 sq meter Fully Built Up Stand.

The Participation Fee for different Booth Sizes, Fully Built up Stand/ Bare Space is given in below Table:

Booth SizeMAI Subsidized Cost of Participation Fee for?MAI Subsidized Cost of participation Fee for (b) Bare Space
(Area in Sq.Mt)(a) Fully Built-Up Stand
10 Sq.Mt StandRs.80,000/- (Subsidized Fee)Rs.50,000 (Subsidized Fee)
12 Sq Meter StandRs 96,000 (Subsidized Fee)Rs.60,000 (Subsidized Fee)
12.5 Sq.Mt StandRs.1,00,000 (Subsidized)Rs.62,500 (Subsidized Fee)
18 Sq Meter StandRs.2,34,000Rs.1,50,000
21 Sq. ?Mt StandRs.3,03,000Rs.1,76,375
24 Sq. Mt StandRs.3,72,000Rs.2,30,000
30 Sq. Mt StandRs.5,10,000Rs.4,00,000

Existing participants are requested to kindly confirm their interest in participating in the coming edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair June 11-14, 2016 by taking Built-up Stands(provided by CLE) OR by taking Bare Space. It may be kindly noted that existing participants can apply to only take a stand of the same size as in the Garda Fair January 2016. Existing Participants who are interested to participate in the Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Garda June 2016 are requested to send the attached filled-in Application Form along with 100% of the Participation Fee (as indicated in above Table, for different Booth Sizes) positively by April 25, 2016.

New Participants – Members who are interested to participate in the Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Garda June 2016 as ‘New Participants’ are requested to send the attached filled-in Application Form along with the Participation Fee in Full, for a Fully Built up Booth with minimum-sized Stand of 12 sq mt before April 25, 2016. New Participants may kindly note that that there will be an additional amount of Rs.42,000/- in addition to the Participation Fee, towards Registration Charges for first time participants in the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy. Also New Participants may note that the allotment of Booths is subject to availability.

Members may also note that participants will have to arrange the Visa to Italy on their own. However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letter from the fair organizer to facilitate obtaining of visas by participants. Those who require visa invitation letter from the fair organizer, please send us your company representative’s passport details in the suggested format given in the application on or before April 25, 2016. Kindly note that non-issuance of Visa will not be considered a valid ground for withdrawal subsequent to confirmation of participation. Hence, withdrawal from participation after confirmation will not be allowed.

With Best Regards,

Yours Sincerely
R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director

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