Expo Riva Schuh, Italy, June 2015

No: CLE/EXH/GardaJUNE/2015                                                                                                            April 10, 2015

To

All Members of the Council(Footwear, Leather Goods & Garments)

Sub: Inviting Participation in Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy June 13-16, 2015 from Existing & New Participants – Deadline April 24, 2015.

About the Italian Market:

Italy is the 4th largest importer of leather & leather products from India accounting for a share of 8.72% in Indias total leather export trade of US$ 5908.82 mn during 2013-14. Out of Indias total leather & leather products export to Italy, Footwear alone holds a major share of 35.63% in 2013-14. Importantly, Italy is the sixth largest global importer of footwear at US$ 4932.25 million in 2012 and the fourth largest importer of Footwear from India. Indias export of different categories of footwear to Italy has increased from US$ 163.66 mn in 2012-13 to US$ 183.7 mn in 2013-14, registering a growth of 12.24%.

About the Fair:

As members would be kindly aware, the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair held bi-annually in Garda, Italy is a 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 requests for increasing space allotment, with effect from June 2012, the entire Hall A3 in the Garda Fair, comprising an area of 1290 sq m has been dedicated to CLE to form a CLE India Pavilion.

The Council is now inviting participation in the June 2015 edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, to be held during June 13-16, 2015 in Garda, Italy. However, the first preference for space allotment in the CLE pavilion in Hall A3 will be for existing participants. A deadline of April 24, 2015 has been fixed for CLE to confirm if we wish to take the entire Hall A3 for our member-companies in the June 2015 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 2015 edition) will not be changed. However, in case CLE is not able to book the entire space in Hall A3, then all existing companies who confirm participation in the next June 2015 edition by April 24, 2015, will be accommodated in Hall A3; but there will be a new/changed Layout for (the lesser) area taken by CLE and the location of individual booths will also change.

Subsidized Participation Fee due to MAI Funding of Govt. of India The Cost of Participation in the June 2015 edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair works out to Rs 23,000 per sq m or Rs 2,76,000 for a 12 sq m Built-up Booth which is as per the last edition. However, as the June 2015 edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair is organized under funding support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAIS) of the Govt. of India, the subsidized Participation Fee is Rs.96,000/- for a 12 sq meter Stand. For larger stands, the area in excess of 12 sq m will be charged at the higher rate of Rs 23,000 per square meter.

For more details about the MAGIC Show, members may please visit the website of the fair organizer at www.magiconline.com

The Participation Fee for different Booth Sizes, is given in below Table:

Tentative Participation Cost:
Built up Booth Size (Area in Sq.Mt) MAI Subsidized Cost of Participation Fee
12 Sq Meter Stand Rs.96,000 (Subsidized Fee)
18 Sq Meter Stand Rs.2,34, 000
21 Sq. Meter Stand Rs.3,03,000
24 Sq. Meter Stand Rs.372,000
30 Sq. Meter Stand Rs.5,10,000

(a)Existing participants : are requested to kindly confirm their interest in participating in the coming edition of the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair June 13-16, 2015 at the earliest. It may be kindly noted that existing participants can apply to take a stand of the same size as in the Garda Fair January 2015. Existing Participants who are interested to participate in the Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Garda June 2015 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 24, 2015.

New Participants : Members who are interested to participate in the Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Garda June 2015 as New Participants are requested to send the attached filled-in Application Form along with the Participation Fee in Full, for a minimum-sized Stand of 12 sq m before April 24th , 2015. New Participants may kindly note that that there will be an additional amount of Rs.44,000/- in addition to the Participation Fee, towards Registration Charges for first time participation in the Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy. Also new participants may note that the allotment of Booth is subject to availability.

Existing participants may kindly note that the Expo Riva Fair organizer will allot the built up booth to the exhibitors in Hall A3 and B4 after repainting booth walls which have become dirty and replacing damaged Glass panels ; besides changing the aisle carpets and repainting the booth doors.

Members may also note that participants will have to arrange the Visa on their own. However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letter from the fair organizer to facilitate obtaining of visas by participants. 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.

Thanking you,
With Regards

R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director