No. CLE/EXH/ ILS – France /2012 July 12, 2012
To Member-participants of the MIPEL & MICAM Fair, Milan, Italy, March 2013 edition
Sub: Inviting member-participation in the CLE 'India Leather Show – France
Feb. 28/Mar 1, 2013.
As you may be kindly aware CLE is organizing the India Leather Show in Paris, France for the first time under the MAI Scheme. This event was originally scheduled during September 2012 which is now postponed to Feb' 28-Marcn 1 2013 due to fact that Paris being a much sought after commercial & fashion center in Europe, exhibition / trade event and venues are reserved 8 to 9 months in advance. The dates have been revised so that the CLE’s ‘India Leather Show-France’ will be immediately before the MIPEL & MICAM Fairs in Italy for Leather Accessories & Footwear respectively, scheduled concurrently during March 3-6 2013, so the participants of both MIPEP & MICAM Show can participate prior in the India Leather Show in Paris, France. This revised dates of February 28-March 1 2013 have already been approved by the Embassy of India, Paris–France, and the Council has taken up with the Department of Commerce, Government of India for the required approval for the revised dates.
The Council has planned to organise an India Leather Show in France to project India as a reliable supplier of the entire range of leather products and footwear. The India Leather Show in France is proposed to be organised during Feb. 28-March 1, 2013 under the funding support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme of the Government of India due to which, the Cost of Participation to member-companies will be subsidized. Members are advised to kindly note that MAIS Grant for the event will be subject to the participation of at least 45-50 participants. It may be noted that the MAI Guidelines stipulate that MAI assistance would be given for only up to 3 participations in a Fair. As CLE is organizing group participation under MAI Scheme for the first time, members are hereby urged to utilize this opportunity and participate in large numbers in this market with considerable untapped potential.
CLE is in the process of finalizing the professional marketing agency for this exclusive for undertaking effective marketing and publicize our event. The venue has also been identified and will be finalized on the basis of confirmation from participants.
Also India’s export of leather & leather products to France increased from US$ 143.73 million in 2005-06 to US$ 271.93 million in 2010-11, growing at a CAGR of 13.60%. France as a market, accounted for a share of 7.07% in India’s total leather products export of US$ 3844.86 million in 2010-11. During the first 11 months of the previous year 2011-12 India's export of Leather Goods to France increased by 26.$%, of Leather Garments by 19.33% and Leather Footwear by close to 8%. In 2010-11, India had a share of only 3.50% in France’s total leather import trade, hence there is considerable potential to enhance our exports across product categories, and enhance our market share
It may be kindly noted that as the Venue for the BSM has to be reserved at least 6 to 8 months in advance along with stipulated Down Payment; we need to receive confirmations of participation with full payment from member-participants, latest by July 22, 2012.
Interested members are requested to submit their Application Form along with the Participation Fee of Rs. 75,000/- either through Cheque/ Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Council for Leather Exports” before the deadline mentioned above.
We look forward to receive your confirmation.
D. Saalai Maraan