Participation in 21st International Shoes & Leather – Vietnam 2019, July 10-12, 2019


23rd April 2019



All Members (Finished Leather, Footwear & Components)

Dear Members,

Sub : Participation in 21st International Shoes & Leather – Vietnam 2019, July 10-12, 2019 at “SECC” – Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam under MAI assistance of 2019-20.

  1. About the Market

Vietnam is the Third largest importer of Finished Leather in the world.  The import of finished leather of Vietnam has increased from US$ 1103.87 million in 2013 to US$ 1569.88 million in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 9.2%.   In line with its potential for growing imports, India’s exports of finished leather to Vietnam has also increased from USD 85.71 million in 2013 to USD 97.93 million in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 3.36% in the last five year period.

Similarly there has been a tremendous growth in Vietnam’s import of Footwear & Components.  The import value of Footwear and Footwear components of Vietnam together constitutes US$ 1592 million in 2017, accounting for approx 50% of its total import value of USD 3295 million.

Considering the import potential of leather, footwear and footwear components  of Vietnam and the scope to further enhance our exports to Vietnam, the Council is organizing participation in the Shoes & Leather – Vietnam 2019, July 10-12, 2019 at “SECC” – Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam under the MAI assistance of 2019-20.

  1. About the Fair

The 21st International SHOES & LEATHER – VIETNAM 2019 will be taken place from 10-12 July 2019 at the “SECC” – Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  The Fair has witnessed immense growth of shoes & leather industry in Vietnam together with the fast development of the country during the recent years. While Vietnam becomes a significant shoes and leather export country,  SHOES & LEATHER – VIETNAM also becomes a tremendous and famous one-stop platform in ASEAN countries.

The 20th International SHOES & LEATHER – VIETNAM 2018 was successfully held during July 2018 with an expanded area of 16000 sqm, 700 exhibitors from 27 countries.  There were total 15 pavilions from 10 countries from Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan and Vietnam. There were around 10,000 professional visitors from 33 countries.

  1. Participation Fee:

The Council is charging a Subsidized participation fee of Rs 1.30 lakhs per participating company.  Each company will be provided with a standard 9 size booth with the following display accessories.

Standard Display accessories package :

9sq booth standard fitting:-
1.      Fascia board with exhibitor’s company name
2.      Carpeted floor
3.      Three-side wall panels
4.      Two folding chair
5.      One Fluorescent light
6.      Two Spotlights
7.      One 5Amp/ 220V single phase socket
8.      Two (2mH) leather racks or Three (1m) display shelves
9.      One waste basket

Any additional accessories required will be charged separately.

  1. Un-Subsidized Participation Fee

As per MAI guidelines, Members who have completed/applied for participation in any two MAI events during 2019-20 (April-March) and/or completed 3 times participation in the Shoes & Leather, Vietnam are not covered under Subsidized Rate and have to remit an un-subsidized fee Rs 2.60 lakhs as participation fee.

  1. Important:

Members have to arrange Visa to Vietnam on their own.  However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letters.

6. MAI Air Fare Reimbursement

Members who are eligible to participate at the MAIS-Subsidized Participation Fee are eligible to claim Airfare Reimbursement subject to the Airfare Funding Approval by the Government for 2019-20 and compliance of the following Conditions:-

a. 14 Days Advance notice- excluding date of travel & receipt of application date.
b. FOB Value in the preceding year between Rs 3 lakhs to  Rs.30 Crores
c. Completed 12 months of membership
d. Person attending the fair – Regular Director / Partner / Proprietor
e. Restricted to Three times grant received under MDA/MAIS       
f. Claims with Original Boarding Pass

The MAIS Intimation Application is enclosed herewith, which 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.  The same will be considered subject to the Airfare Funding Approval by the Government for 2019-20 and compliance of the above Six Conditions.

  1. Last Date for confirming Fair participation:  

Members interested are requested to confirm their participation by remitting the full payment to the Council on or before Friday, the 10th May, 2019.   We are targeting to enlist 35 participants and booth allotment will be on ‘First Come First Served’ basis.

With regards,
R Selvam, IAS
Executive Director
Council for Leather Exports