92nd Expo Riva Garda, Italy, June 15-18, 2019

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No.CLE/HO/IMD/Expo Riva/2019                                                                                                                19th March 2019


All Members (Leather & Non-Leather Footwear)

Dear Members,

Sub:  Inviting participation in 92nd Expo Riva Garda, Italy, June 15-18, 2019 from Existing and New Participants under self-finance.

Members are kindly aware that Council has been organizing group participation of members in the Expo Riva Garda Fair, Italy, regularly.  The 92nd Expo Riva Garda, Italy, will be held during June 15-18, 2019 for which the Council has taken the entire Hall A3 as in the past editions.   Since there is no MAI funding, the participation of members will be organized on ‘Self financing’ basis.

Accordingly the Council invites members participation in the 92nd Expo Riva Garda, Italy, June 15-18, 2019.  As per past practice, the Council is allotting Existing member participants (those who participated in the January, 2019 edition of the fair) the option to either take Bare space or a Fully built up stand in the 92nd edition.  New Companies will be allotted Built up Stands only.

It may be noted that the first preference for space allotment in the CLE Pavilion in Hall A3 in the June 2019 edition of the fair will be for the Existing participants i.e. who participated in the January 2019 edition.  Member participants who wish to enlist as “New Participants” also are requested to confirm their participation along with the filled-in Application form and remit the full participation fee.

Participation Fee:

Built Up Stand Raw Space
Rs 23,500/- per sq.mtr for Built up booth Rs 15,500/- per sq.mtr for Bare space

Please note that the stand sizes are 12 sqm, 18 sqm, 24 sqm and 30 sqm.    The existing participants can opt for the same size as per their last time (January, 2019) participation.

Please 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 have to arrange Visa to Italy on their own.  However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letters from the Organizer (2 Invitation Letters per participating company will be issued without any additional charges).   For more than two letters, there will be charges of Euro 30 (Rs 2500 per person), payable to the Fair Organizer.

About the Fair

Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy is a Footwear Fair held twice in a year in the months of June and January. It is a very popular international footwear fair in which a substantial number of Indian companies participate. Expo Riva Garda Italy, is an important footwear fair wherein the buyers not only from Italy but from all over EU and from other countries including Russia, USA etc visits.

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 member companies repeated requests for allotment of more space, with effect from June 2012, the entire Hall A3 has been dedicated to CLE India Pavilion.

Members interested, both Existing and New participants are requested to confirm their participation (by sending the attached application form, duly completed), indicating their requirement of number of sq.mtr and by remitting the full payment to the Council.  New participants may note that the allotment of Booths is subject to availability.

Last Date for confirming participation along with Full Participation Fee:

Existing Participants:  From 20th to 26th March, 2019

New Participants    :  From 27th to 29th March 2019 (subject to space availability)

Existing participants (those who participated in the January, 2019 edition) are requested to deposit requisite participation fee along with filled in application form  to the CLE’s Regional/Extension Offices latest by 26th March, 2019 evening, otherwise,  they will forfeit their space and such vacant space will be allotted to the New participants on 27th March, 2019 itself.   There will not be any further intimation from CLE to the Existing Participants in this regard.

With best regards

Selvam, IAS
Executive Director
Council for Leather Exports

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