DATES FINALISED - ENLISTMENT OF PARTICIPANTS GOING ON
No.07/MRU/Germany Programme/ 2012
April 20, 2012
All Members of the Council
Sub: Two Day Mega India Leather Show, in Germany – November 7 & 8, 2012
(Finished Leather, Footwear, Leather Garments, Leather Goods & Accessories, Gloves, Saddlery & Harness)
As you are aware, Germany is the second largest importer of leather & leather products in the world. Germany’s import of leather and leather products increased from US$ 7447.07 million in 2005 to US$ 8445.44 million in 2009, growing at a CAGR of 3.19%. Germany accounts for a share of 7.30% in the global leather import trade of US$ 115.58 billion. Hence, Germany is a potential market for enhancing India’s exports of footwear, leather goods & accessories, leather garments, leather gloves etc.
On the other hand, Germany is the largest importer of leather products from India, holding a share of 14.34% in India’s total leather products export of US$ 3844.57 mn in 2010-11. India’s export of leather & leather products to Germany has increased from US$ 363.23 million in 2005-06 to US$ 549.32 million in 2010-11
Hence, considering the import potential of Germany, the Council is proposing to organize a Two-Day India Leather Show in Germany during November 7 & 8, 2012 with the participation of about 50 member companies. The India Leather Show is most likely be held in Frankfurt
The India Leather Show in Germany will be organized by the Council in association with the Indian Mission in Germany and by engaging the services of professional marketing agency to carry out Event Publicity and Buyer Mobilization Campaign and to coordinate the entire Event.
Since the Two-Day Mega India Leather Show in Germany is funded under MAI assistance of Govt of India, taking into consideration the actual expenditure and MAI assistance, the participation fee has been fixed at Rs.80,000/- per company.
In this background, I request all Member Exporters to consider participating in this important Event in Germany for exploring the possibilities of enhancing India’s export of leather products to Germany and to other European countries in the coming years. Interested Members may confirm their participation by sending the filled-in Application Form along with the Participation Fee of Rs.80,000/- through a Cheque/DD drawn in favour of Council for Leather Exports latest by 30th June, 2012 to enable us proceed with our preparatory arrangements.
D. Saalai Maraan