Inviting Participation in the Footwear & Leather Show Australia (November 12-14, 2019), Melbourne

CLE/HO/IMD-F/Australia /2019                               3rd July, 2019

To                                 

                                  
All Members
Council for Leather Exports

Dear Members,

Sub: Inviting Participation in the Footwear & Leather Show Australia (November 12-14, 2019), Melbourne

The Council is organizing group participation of member-companies in the Footwear & Leather Show, Melbourne, Australia to be held during November 12-14, 2019, with the funding support of Government of India, under MAI Scheme.

About the Australia Market

Australia is one of the significant markets for leather & leather products, with its global imports increasing from US $ 2131.80 million in 2013-14 to US$ 2350.50 million in 2017-18. India’s export of leather & leather products to Australia has increased from US$ 84.68 million in 2013-14 to US$ 95.36 million in 2017-18, growing at a CAGR of 3.01%.

About the Fair:

The Footwear & Leather Sourcing Show scheduled during November 12-14, 2019 will be co-located with International Sourcing Expo Australia, which was launched in 2010 and has been held annually since then. Footwear & Leather Show Australia is a dedicated footwear & leather show and will form part of the International Sourcing Expo Australia and the China Clothing & Textile Expo. It has been decided to launch this show in 2016 in Melbourne, to provide a dedicated focus on footwear and leather sourcing in direct response to feedback from the Australian Trade and international exhibitors in these sectors. As per the Organizers, the Show attracts major brands and buyers from across Australia and New Zealand.

Exhibitors from Asia, Europe and beyond are showcasing their designs, ranges and capabilities at this focused industry event.

Visitors profile include Department Store & Retail Group buyers, Owners & Directors; Senior Management & Executives; Product Developers; Merchandisers; Planning Managers, Sourcing Agents, Quality managers, Designers, Brand Agents, Institutional Buyers and Media.

Publicity

The Organizers have offered exhaustive publicity support for CLE’s participation in the event through Website,  Direct mail, Social Media etc. as part of the show.

CLE’s participation in Footwear & Leather Show, Australia during November 12-14, 2019 under MAI Funding : Considering the market potential and member companies interests in participation, the Council has proposed to organize group participation of members in the Footwear & Leather Show, Australia during November 12-14, 2019 to be held in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia in a separate CLE India Pavilion. It is pertinent to mention that, CLE for the first time, has successfully organized group participation of 30 members in the November, 2018 show with MAI funding support.

30 Booths have been earmarked for CLE in a prime location. The prime location will be available to CLE Members for confirmations upto July 16, 2019.

Exhibit Categories : Footwear & Leather Goods/Accessories, Leather Garments.

Key Target Audiences :

The primary target audience is comprised of importers, chain stores, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, department store buyers and buying houses from Australia and New Zealand.

Secondary target audience: Wholesale and emerging trade buyers who are currently not sourcing from India but who have an interest in learning more about India through the auspices of the CLE brand with a view to developing supply partnerships with Indian companies.

Participation Costs for CLE Members- Considering the Cost of Space, Display Accessories, and Registration charges, the Cost of Subsidized Participation for a 9 sq m Stand works out to Rs.1.40 lakhs. The unsubsidized participation fee for 9 sq.mtr stand is Rs 3,01,915/-

Display Accessories Package

The Standard package includes the following:

CLE Stand Package ‘Option-A’
–      Built up stand of 9 sqm in line with new FLS structural design.
–      Up to 15 meters of shelves
–      1 waste bin
–      1 table + 3 chairs
–      3 spot lights
–      1 power point

CLE Stand Package ‘Option-B’
–      Built up stand of 9 sqm in line with new FLS structural design.
–      Up to 12 meters of shelves and upto 3 meters of rails
–      1 waste bin
–      1 table + 3 chairs
–      3 spot lights
–      1 power point

Any other Additional Accessories / Extra Requirement of the display accessories will be charged additionally to the participants.

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.

Interested Members are requested to send the duly filled application form (enclosed) along with the full participation fee as mentioned above through a Cheque/DD drawn in favour of COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS on or before Thursday, the 15th July 2019 to either Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata & Agra. Participants can also remit participation fee to CLE’s bank account, as per details given below:-

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

Participation will be confirmed on ‘first-come-first served’ basis based on receipt of payment in full by CLE.

With best regards,
R Selvam, IAS
Executive Director

Council for Leather Exports