No.CLE/HO/EXH/Pakistan /2016 14-12-2015
All Members of the Council
Sub: Inviting Participation in the 2nd PAKISTAN MEGA LEATHER SHOW (PMLS-2016) AT LAHORE INTERNATIONAL EXPO CENTRE FROM 27-29, JAN 2016
We wish to inform that the Council proposes to organize Group Participation of Members in the subject 2ND Pakistan Mega Leather Show scheduled during January 27-29, 2016 at in International Expo Center at Lahore, Pakistan
Pakistan is a growing market for leather and leather products. India’s export of leather and leather products to Pakistan increased from US$ 0.49 million in 2009 to US$ 2.03 million in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 32.88%. However, finished leather is the major export item, constituting 94.09% of exports from Indian leather sector to Pakistan. There is no recorded export of footwear components.
About the Pakistan Mega Leather Show (PMLS-2016).
The 1st Pakistan Mega Leather Show has been taken place in Lahore Intl Expo Centrel Lahore (Pakistan) from 6-8th March’ 2015.which was jointly organized by all allied stakeholders of Leather Sector of Pakistan such as Leather (Pakistan Tanners Assocation-PTA), Leather Footwear (Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Assocation-PFMA) in association with Leather Garments & Leather Gloves with the assistance/patronage of Government of Pakistan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. More than 300 exhibitors took part in the show at Lahore in two different halls earmarked for the show at the standard size of booths allocated. The turnover of local traders/buyers/businessmen was unprecedented average 3000 to 4000 daily, while out of total exhibitors some of the Exhibitors have participated from abroad like Russia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Germany France, South Africa, Portugal, Taiwan, Japan India Taiwan, China directly thru their sole agents in Pakistan.
Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association in Collaboration with PTA, PLGMEA PGMEA is organizing 2nd Pakistan Mega Leather Show at International Expo Centre Lahore from 27-29, January 2016. Pakistan Mega Leather Show being a stepping stone is dedicated to all the sectors of Pakistani Leather Industry. Exhibitors from different countries are likely to join the show, and almost 50% of stalls have already been requested by local and foreign companies for booking. The booking of stalls will be on “first come first served basis”. To make the event more colorful and enhance the interest of visitors, a number of other attractive activities like seminars, cat walk/fashion show and musical evening will also be part of the exhibition. You will be most welcomed.
The leather industry of Pakistan is the second biggest export-oriented industry in the manufacturing sector and is third in its contribution towards the overall exports of Pakistan.
The leather industry’s core products in Pakistan are leather garments, gloves, tanned leather and footwear. Four influential Associations covering footwear, leather goods, tanneries, gloves and leather garments, have joined their efforts to form an umbrella mega event entitled “The Pakistan Mega Leather Show”. The Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2015 promises to be the biggest exhibition of leather based products to date. Given the sheer scale of this one of a kind show, and its potential implication upon businesses and upon the industry, there will also be maximum participation from the Government sector and from those responsible for policy making. Government bodies such as the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industries, and the Lahore International Expo Centre are providing unprecedented support for this fair, that will undoubtedly depict the Pakistani footwear and leather market to international arenas.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Every year leather sector associations of Pakistan namely Pakistan Tanners’ Association, Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association, Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association and Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers & Exporters Association jointly organize a mega event under the auspices of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan. The multi-dimensional objectives of the Pakistan Mega Leather Show are:
To portray and improve the positive image of Pakistan to the World;
CLE Participation: Council is planning to participate for the first time in the Pakistan Mega Show 2016 with at least 10 CLE Member companies under MDA funding support.
The tentative Participation Cost is Rs.1,30,000/- per 9 sq.mtrs built-up Stand under MDA Scheme which includes the following display accessories:
The participants can order for additional accessories if required not exceeding Rs.10,000/- through CLE. Additional Accessories exceeding the ceiling of Rs.10,000/- shall have to be borne by the participating companies.
Assistance to Exporters under MDA Scheme:
Members participating in this fair (whose export turnover during 2014-15 is more than Rs 3 lakhs and less than Rs.30 Crores) can claim MDA Grant of maximum of Rs.1,50,000/- on Stall charges plus Air Fare in Economy class, subject to fulfillment of other MDA eligibility criteria as per MDA norms. MDA Intimation Application should be received by the Council by giving minimum 14 days Advance Notice excluding date of receipt of application in the Council and date of departure from the country.
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 as a valid ground for withdrawal subsequent to confirmation of participation. Hence, withdrawal from participation after confirmation will not be allowed.
Members are requested to kindly send the duly filled-up Application Form along with Participation Charges of Rs.1,30,000/- for a 9 sq.m Built-up Stand by Cheque / DD drawn in favour of Council for Leather Exports. This may be sent to either Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata & Agra on or before 21st December 2015. Withdrawal from participation after confirmation shall not be allowed nder any circumstances and the Participation Fee will be forfeited since the Council will not get refund for cancellation from the fair organizers.
R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS