Inviting participation in the forthcoming Expo RivaSchuh Garda Fair, Italy, December 11-14, 2020 from Existing and New Participants with the funding support of Ministry of MSME under IC Scheme

CLE/HO/IMD-F&B/Expo Riva/2020                          14th September, 2020


All Members (Leather & Non-Leather Footwear)

Dear Members,

Sub: Inviting participation in the forthcoming Expo RivaSchuh Garda Fair, Italy, December 11-14, 2020 from Existing and New Participants with the funding support of Ministry of MSME under IC Scheme.

Members are kindly aware that Council has been organizing group participation of members in the Expo Riva Garda Fair, Italy, regularly.               The next edition of Expo Riva Garda, Italy, will be held during December 11-14, 2020, for which the Council has TENTATIVELY BLOCKED an area of approx 600 sq. mtrs in Hall No. A-3, based on the ‘Expression of Interest’ received from the members.

In this regard, we would like to inform that, Government of India, Ministry of MSME, has given in principle approval for organizing participation of members in the forthcoming edition of Garda Fair with the funding support under International Cooperation (IC) Scheme. The sanctioned grant in aid will be re-imbursed to the eligible participants, after the event, as per IC Scheme guidelines.

As per past practice, the Council is giving Existing member participants (those who participated in the January, 2020 edition of the fair) the option to either take Bare space or a Fully built up stand in the upcoming 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               for the December, 2020 edition of the fair will be for the companies, those who had submitted ‘Expression of Interest’ to CLE. It is pertinent to mention that, those who remitted participation fee for the January, 2020 edition, however, did not participated in the event will also be considered as ‘New participant’.

Participation Fee:

Built Up Stand Raw Space
Rs 26,805/- per for Built up booth Rs 16,800/- per for Bare space

Please note that the stand sizes are 12 sqm, 18 sqm, 24 sqm and 30 sqm.                 Eligible participants will receive grant in aid @ approx. Rs. 75,000/- (rupees seventy five thousand only), after the event, upon submission of claim form and other required documents. Major guidelines for availing the funding support of Ministry of MSME are attached.


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 2610 per person), payable to the Fair Organizer.     With regard to issue of visa invitation letters, participants may note the following:-

  • CLE/Fair Organizer will issue visa invitation letter to a maximum of 3 persons per participating company.
  • Representatives of the participating company (other than Directors/Partners/ Proprietor of the firm) has to submit copies of their salary certificate, appointment letter, PF No. etc.) to prove that the applicant is a regular employee of the company.

Please note that non-issuance of Visa or any other reasons 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 and payment once deposited to CLE will not be refunded for whatever reasons.

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.

Last Date for confirming participation along with Full Participation Fee:

Members interested, both Existing and New participants are requested to confirm their participation (by sending the attached application form, duly completed, along with the ‘Score card’ and copy of Udyog Aadhar Certificate), indicating their requirement of space by remitting the full payment to the Council. New participants may note that the allotment of Booths will be subject to availability of space.

CLE will book space in Hall No. A-3 for participation of members in the December, 2020 edition of the Show strictly on the basis of participation fee to be remitted by the member-participants. After allotting space in Hall No. A-3 for CLE’s participants, the fair organizer will sell the remaining space to the participants from other Countries. Since we may not be able to book the entire space in Hall No. A-3 for the December, 2020 show, the fair organizer themselves will allot space to the individual companies and in all probability, the positions of the booths of our participants may change.

Keeping in view all the above, interested participants may remit 100% participation fee (based on their space requirement) to CLE before 29th September, 2020. Without receipt of 100% participation fee, CLE will not book any space in Hall No. A-3, for participation of members.

Accordingly, both existing as well as new participants are requested to deposit requisite participation fee (100%) along with filled in application form + MSME Score Card to the CLE’s Regional/Extension Offices latest by 29th September, 2020 evening so that CLE can book space in Hall No. A-3 accordingly.

With best regards,

Selvam, IAS
Executive Director
Council for Leather Exports