RBSM on April 01-02, 2020 coinciding with the 1st Great India Shopping Festival in Ahmadabad, Gujarat from March 27 to April 5, 2020

No.CLE/IMD-BSM/AMSF/2020                                                 17th Feb, 2020

All Members of CLE

Sub : RBSM on April 01-02, 2020 coinciding with the 1st Great India Shopping Festival in Ahmadabad, Gujarat from March 27 to April 5, 2020

We wish to state that as per the Mandate accorded by Dept of Commerce, Govt of India, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) will be organising the 1st Great India Shopping Festival in Ahmadabad, Gujarat from March 27 to April 5, 2020.

Coinciding with the Shopping Festival, the Council will be organising a Two Day Reverse Buyer Seller Meet during April 01-02, 2020 in Ahmadabad, Gujarat  by offering Complimentary Package of Economy Return Airfare subject to ceiling and 02 nights Hotel Stay (bed & breakfast only).

Focus Sectors in the Shopping Festival :

The Focus sectors identified are Textiles, Leather Products including Footwear, Handicrafts, Gems & Jewellery, Carpets, Tourism, Plastics, Agricultural Products, yoga and ayurvedic products.

Format of the Event:

The Event will be both B2B and B2C.

  1. Date for B2B/RBSM :  April 01-02, 2020

Venue for B2B/RBSM Event :  Mahatma Mandir Exhibition & Convention Centre, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmadabad.  For the B2B/RBSM, the Council is taking efforts for inviting Overseas Buyers who are keen to source Leather Products including Footwear, Leather Accessories including different kinds of Gloves and Leather Garments from India for participating in the Shopping Festival and also to hold B2B meetings with Indian participants.

  1. Date for B2C :   March 27 to April 5, 2020. It is expected that more than 500 Foreign Buyers will attend this Festival.

Venue for B2C Event :  Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre, Helmet Coss Road, Memnagar, Ahmadabad. Retail Sale is permitted subject to local rules and regulations relating to GST.

Special Features : Good mix of Food, Cultural and Entertainment activities, B2B Meetings, Raffles, Incentive Schemes etc.The Shopping Festival will be a good platform to showcase richness of Indian Leather and the fashionable lifestyle products made out of its unique quality to the buyers/visitors both from abroad and India.
Participation Charges:

The Annual Mega Shopping festival has been approved by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry under the MAI grant and therefore the cost of participation has been subsidised to Rs.5500/- per sqm plus GST for a builtup stall and Rs.4700/- plus GST on Bare space. Members may please specify their interest to participate in the B2B Section or B2C Section.
Payments may be remitted to CLE through RTGS/NEFT as per Bank details given below:

Beneficiary Name – Council for Leather Exports
Bank – Canara Bank
Branch – Park Town Branch, Chennai – 3
IFS Code – CNRB0000976
SB Account – 0976101016996

Booth Size:

Booths are available in sizes of 9 sq.mtrs and in multiple of 3 sq.mtrs thereof.

The Council will be participating in the Shopping Festival in a big way in an area of 1000 sq.mtr space with around 75-100 Members participation.

We request Members to participate in the Shopping Festival and interested Members are requested to send their confirmation to Mr. E.L.Samson, Asst Director-CLE at ad-imdbsm@cleindia.com and cle@cleindia.com at the earliest.

A Fact Sheet  on the 1st edition of Great India Shopping Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat along with Participation Charges Remittance details is enclosed for your kind information.
With regards

R Selvam, IAS
Executive Director

Council for Leather Exports