Inviting Participation in the MOSSHOES/MOSPEL Fair, Moscow, Russia (September 10-13, 2019)

No.CLE/IMD-F/MOSSHOES/MAI/2019                         May 27, 2019

To                                                                        
All Members
Council for Leather Exports

Dear Members,

                     Inviting Participation in the MOSSHOES/MOSPEL Fair, Moscow, Russia
                                                        (September 10-13, 2019)

As part of Annual Action Plan, the Council is organizing participation in the MOSSHOES/MOSPEL Fair, Moscow, Russia, Sep 10-13, 2019 at Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Krasnogorsk, Russia under the MAI Funding support of the Government of India.

Russia’s Market Potential:

Russia is the 13th largest importer of leather & leather products in the world. Russia and the neighboring CIS countries are major users of Footwear and leather accessories.

India’s export of footwear, leather and leather products to Russia has increased from US$ 51.56 million in 2013-14 to US$ 56.08 million in 2017-18, growing at a CAGR of 2.12%. Currently, India accounts for a share of 1.57% in Russia’s total import of leather and leather products, thus offering ample scope to further enhance India’s exports to Russia.

MOSSHOES-MOSPEL Fair :

MOSSHOES is the leading Footwear, Accessories & Materials Exhibition in Russia. Launched in 1997. MOSSHOES is held 4 times a year, supported by the National Footwear Union and the Russian Union of Tanners and Shoe-makers. There are 12 collective expositions and national booths (Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, Armenia, South Africa, India, Uzbekistan, Iran, China). The biggest exposition of shoes for children and teens in Russia. The Fair has evolved continuously with display extending to Accessories and Raw Material, Components & Machinery. Leather Goods/Accessories are being displayed along with Footwear in MOS Shoes and also in a concurrent show i.e. MOSSPEL Fair.

Post Show Report :

CLE has organized 2nd time group participation of 49 Member Companies at MOSSHOES-MOSPEL Fair during September 2018. As per the Feedback, 455 buyers & business visitors visited the booths of Indian participants and 216 B2B meetings were held during the four days event. Considering the market potential and member company’s interests in participation, the Council is organizing the Participation of member-exporters in the MOSSHOES-MOSPEL Fair, during Sept 10-13, 2019.

Subsidized Participation Fee:

The Council is charging a Subsidized participation fee of Rs 72,000/- per participating company.  Each company will be provided with a standard 9 sq.mtr size booth with Booth accessories as detailed below.

Display Accessories Package:

Each participant will be provided with a 9 sq mtr booth with the following display accessories.

For 3*3= 9 Sq.mt booth
OPTION ONE:  footwear & accessories
For 3*3= 9 Sq.mt booth
OPTION TWO:  for leather
One Side Open/Two Sides Open

1 Table; 3 Chairs; 6 Spot Lights; 1 Trash Basket; 1 3*3 Carpet; 27 100*30cm Shelves; 1 Socket up to 1kw 220;Stuffing paper ( for booths with bag; 2 Bottles (1 liter bottle) of water per day & Fascia

  One Side Open/Two Sides Open

1 Table; 3 Chairs; 6 Spot Lights; 1 Trash Basket; 1 3*3 Carpet; 9 Rods; 1 Socket up to 1kw 220V; 2 Bottles  (1 liter bottle)  water per day; 50 plastic hangers/bottom &
Fascia

Cost on account of any other Additional Accessories /Extra Requirement has to be paid by the participants directly to the Stand Constructor/fair organizer.

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 Mosshoes/Mospel Fair are not covered under Subsidized Rate and have to remit an un-subsidized fee of  Rs 2.35 lakhs as participation fee for 9 Sq.mt Booth with the above said display accessories.

Important (Visa):

Members have to arrange Visa to Russia on their own.  However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letters from Demlink Travel Agency and charges on this account is not included in the participation fee and will be charged extra from the participants, like last time.  Kindly note that non-issuance of Visa will not be considered as valid ground for withdrawal subsequent to confirmation of participation. Hence, withdrawal from participation after confirmation will not be allowed.

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 Friday, the 7th June, 2019 to either Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata & Agra.

Participation will be confirmed on ‘first-come-first-served’ basis as per the payment received.

With best regards

R Selvam, IAS
Executive Director

Council for Leather Exports