Inviting participation in the 18th International Shoes & Leather Fair, Vietnam July 13-15, 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

No.CLE/EXH/VIETNAM/2016
March 16,2016

To

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

Dear Members,

Sub:Inviting participation in the 18th International Shoes & Leather Fair, Vietnam July 13-15, 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (MAI Funding)

About the Vietnam Market:

Vietnam’s import of leather and leather products has increased from US $ 860.49 million in the year 2009-10 to US $ 1564.68 million in the year 2013-14, growing at a CAGR of 16.12%. India’s export of leather and leather products has increased from US $ 40.66 million in the year 2009-10 to US $ 117.07 million in the year 2014-15, growing at a CAGR of 23.55%. The major item of export from India to Vietnam during the year 2014-15 was finished leather, followed by leather garments, leather goods and footwear.

Over the years, India’s leather products & footwear exports to Vietnam has been steadily increasing, and latest reports shows that India’s export of leather and leather products to Vietnam during April-December, 2015 has reached to the level of US $ 84.56 million.

The Government of India is giving a thrust to increase our trade with East Asian countries as part of “Act East” policy. As far as Vietnam is concerned, promotion of export of Upholstery Leather was one of the key areas of cooperation identified during the visit of the business delegation to Vietnam under the Chairmanship of Shri Rajeev Kher, former Secretary, Department of Commerce during January 2015.

“SHOES & LEATHER- VIETNAM 2015” The International Shoes & Leather Exhibition – Vietnam” (SHOES & LEATHER – VIETNAM 2016) is an integrated exhibition showcasing machinery and equipment, products, materials, systems and technology in the field of Shoes and Leather. The fair is organized by M/s Top Repute Co. in association with LEFASO ie the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association

Display Products include Footwear/Tanning/Synthetic/Leather Goods Machinery; Raw Hides; Shoe Materials; Chemicals; Leather/Tannery; Synthetic Leather; Furniture/ Upholstery Leather; Garment Leather; Garment Processing Equipment; Finished Products; Accessories & .Components.

Post Show Report of Shoes & Leather Fair- Vietnam 2015 : The fair had about 9,000 sqm of Exhibition space and 381 exhibitors from 27 countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, China, Cambodia, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. The main exhibit profiles were – Leather / Tannery (28.5%), followed by Shoes materials (27.6%), Machinery (Footwear, Tanning & Sewing) (16.1%) and Finished Products (13.9%). There were 11 national pavilions from Brazil, China, Taiwan, Thailand Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey.

The increase of 16.5% to 8,036 trade buyers indicated the growing importance of Shoes & Leather – Vietnam as a platform which offers a complete range of leather industry related products in Southeast Asia. . 5,062 (63%) of the visitors came from Vietnam and 2,974 (34% from overseas.

The concurrent International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition – Vietnam (IFLE – VIETNAM) had Exhibitors from China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam showcasing different style of finished products, including mainly ladies footwear, followed by men footwear, children footwear and small leather goods. Trade buyers and exhibitors were satisfied with the business conducted at the fair.

18th Shoes and Leather Fairs at HO Chi, Minch City, Vietnam during July 13-15, 2016

Considering the Market potential and visitors strength in the last edition of the Vietnam, the Council has proposed to participate in the 18th edition of Shoes and Leather Fairs at HO Chi, Minch City, Vietnam during July 13-15, 2016 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for the first time under support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAI) of the Government of India.

Tentative Participation Cost of Participation :

Participation FeeAmount
Subsidized Participation Fee for 9 sq.Mt which includes
Fascia, Carpet, 3 side Walls, Panels, 1 Info Desk, 2 Folding Chairs, 1 Flouresent Tube, 2 Spot Lights, 15 amp / 220 V Socket, 2 M Leather rack 3 M Display Shelves, 1 Waste Basket,
Rs. 95,000
(MAI Subsidized Charges)
Cost of Participation Fee if space taken is more than 9 Sq.Mt (12q.Mt )Rs. 1,68,920
(9 Sq.mt subsidized + 3Sq.Mt Unsubsidized)
Cost of Participation Fee if space taken is more than 9 Sq.Mt (18 Sq.Mt )Rs. 316,760
(9 Sq.mt subsidized + 9 Sq.Mt Unsubsidized)
Cost of Participation Fee if space taken is 21 Sq.MtRs. 390,680
(9 Sq.mt subsidized + 12 Sq.Mt Unsubsidized)

Besides, the exhibitors are permitted to order any extra accessories if required not exceeding Rs.10,000/- which is included in the above booth package. Extra additional accessories ordering above Rs.10,000/- shall have to be borne by the exhibitors.

Members interested to participate in the 18th Shoes and Leather Fairs at HO, chi, Mich, City, July 13-15, 2016 may please send the attached duly filled-in Application Form along with the participation charges of Rs.95,000 /- for a minimum-sized booth of 9 Sq.Mt stand by Cheque /DD drawn in favour of Council for Leather Exports. This may be sent either to the Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata and two extension offices at Agra & Jalandhar on or before April 6, 2016.

Important Note: Members may please note that a maximum of 40 members can be enlisted at the Subsidized Participation Fee. Space at the subsidized Fee will be allotted on First Come First Served basis as per receipt of full participation Fee by the Council from the interested members.

Visa Support

The fair organizer will provide Visa Invitation Letter for the each exhibiting company’s representative. The letters will be provided to paid exhibitors only. (The organizer claims no responsibility for any Visa rejection, what so ever). Members may also please note that participants will have to arrange the Visa to Vietnam 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.

No MDA Grant for Individual Exporters under MDA Scheme:

There will be no MDA Grant for Individual Exporters as the Council is organizing participation in the Shoes & Leather Fair, Vietnam during 13-15, July 2016 under funding support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAIS) of the Govt. of India.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,
R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director