25th October 2016
TO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL,
Re: Invitation to participate in INTERMODA GUADALAJARA in Mexico from 17 to 20 January, 2017
We are glad to inform you that the Council, as a part of its approved Export Promotion Programmes for the year 2016-17, proposes to mobilize participation of its member-companies in INTERMODA GUADALAJARA under the MDA Scheme, which is scheduled to be held at Guadalajara in Mexico after a long gap of around 20 years in association with the Embassy of India in Mexico to further develop / expand our export-trade of MMF Textiles to the highly potential Mexican market in the Latin American Region.
Details of IM INTERMODA GUADALAJARA are as follows :
INTERMODA GUADALAJARA is the South America’s one of the largest specialized Fairs of textiles & garments manufacturing industry. This renowned International Fair was started little over 25 years ago with the objective of providing a professional business platform to all stakeholders in the Mexico´s textile sector. Apart from Mexico, Buyers from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, USA, China, India, South Korea, Peru, Canada, Chile etc. also visit this renowned International Fair in Mexico. The Fair attracts more than 10,000 Businessmen including top notch buyers of apparels, textiles, manufacturers of fashion wears & service providers. The Fair will be supplemented with a number of Conferences on color textures and fabrics as well as fashion shows – highlighting new trends and merchandising. This mega event brings together Mexican and International companies, manufacturers, importers, and distributors. This 4-day show is held twice a year during January (for Spring-Summer Collections), and July (for Fall-Winter Collections). It is an ideal platform to publicize the Indian brand and step up sales, launch new products and expand company’s network of business contacts in the highly potential Latin American market.
Publicity & Promotion: INTERMODA GUADALAJARA, a renowned International Exhibition in the Latin American Region, will extensively be publicized by the Organizers to ensure footfalls of a good number of potential Mexican as well as International Buyers from the neighboring South American countries --- most importantly from USA and Canada to the above Event for discussing business with representatives of concerned Exhibiting companies. In addition to this, the Council also proposes to publicize the Event by direct invitations, mass-mailing & compiling a separate Exhibitors Catalogue – containing profiles of Indian Exhibitors to target buyers/traders of textiles.
Booking of air-tickets, hotel accommodations, & assistance for Visa: The Council will offer necessary assistance to representatives of participating companies for all the matters relating to the booking of air-tickets, arranging Hotel accommodations and obtain their Visas. As regards Visa, the Council will arrange to get passport details of participants (not more than three) endorsed by the concerned authority in Mexico through the Embassy of India, and help participants to obtain their Visa to visit Mexico.
Participation fees: An amount of Rs.1.90 lakhs is fixed towards participation fee in the above Exhibition for a Standard booth of 12.96 sqm (3.60 m x 3.60 m), as 9 sqm sized booths are not given at the Fair by the Organisers. In this connection, an Early Bird Discount of Rs.5,000 will be given to those confirming participation in the Exhibition along with full payment and duly filled-in Application Form at the earliest but not later than 8th November 2016 (Tuesday). Please note, this Early Bird Discount will not be available on the expiry of the stipulated date, as mentioned above. However, confirming participation in this International Fair in Mexico will remain open only upto 17th November, 2016 (Thursday), which will not be extended thereafter.
Marketing Development Assistance (MDA): Since the above programme has been approved by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for offering financial assistance to member-participants through MDA grant to all member participants --- irrespective of their company-turnovers (as the programme is being organized in the LAC Region) will be eligible to get MDA reimbursement. Since the objective of the Council is to offer MDA Grant to 20 companies, and also the Council has received a lump-sum amount in this regard from the Ministry for giving reimbursement to individual member-companies of the Council, an amount of Rs.1.25 lakhs will be given to each of the participating companies as financial assistance through MDA Scheme of our Govt. However, in case, the number of total participants becomes smaller than 20 stipulated number of companies (minimum number is 15 companies), then amount of MDA grant to an individual member-participant will go up to a maximum amount of Rs.1.67 lakhs with a minimum number of 15 participants.
Terms and Conditions: All Participants will be given a standard sized exhibition-booth of 12.96 sqm (3.60m x 3.60m) but not 9 sqm (3m x 3m) each with furnitures & product display equipment etc. (as indicated below) on the basis of their availability to the Mexican Organizers of the Fair to arrange to display their products. The other terms & conditions for participation in the above Exhibition are as follows:
Participation/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation will be decided on the basis of the following criteria:
How to apply: Members, who are interested in participating in the above Exhibition, are therefore, requested to immediately confirm their participation by sending the duly filled-in enclosed “Application Form (pdf) (doc)” on the basis of above terms & conditions and with the full amount of participation fee, as indicated above. Confirmation of participation in above Exhibition will only be accepted, if participants send their full participation charge through a cheque /DD drawn in favour of “The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai” at the earliest but not later than 17th November, 2016. Participation charge may also be transferred to the Council on the basis of the RTGS details given in the “Application Form (pdf) (doc)”.
Awaiting your confirmation for participation very soon.
V. ANIL KUMAR