Date : 19th May, 2017
TO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Re : Combined Participation in Cairo Fashion & Tex from 13 to 16 September, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt
We are glad to inform you that the Ministry of Textiles with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India has nominated SRTEPC as the “Lead Council” for organizing participation of Indian companies in Cairo Fashion & Tex being held at Cairo in Egypt from 13 to 16 September 2017. This mega programme of textiles & clothing will be organized by the Council in co-ordination with FIEO and other Textiles Export Promotion Councils, and with the guidance of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, and the active assistance & guidance of the Indian Embassy.
The participation of Indian companies – producing / exporting of textiles & clothings (of all varieties of MMF Textiles & their blends along with cotton, silk, wool, jute and carpets) will be organized in the name of INTEXPO at a demarcated area called “India Pavilion” in Cairo Fashion and Tex to get focused attention of visiting Egyptian Buyers, and making participating Indian companies noticeable to them. Cairo Fashion & Tex is a renowned and established International Fair in Egypt, which is specialized for showcasing the complete range of textiles and apparels including fabrics, made-ups, yarn and fibre of different varieties. In this regard, it may noted here that the Council had earlier participated in the “56th Cairo Fashion and Tex” held from 1st to 4th October, 2015. During the 4-day Fair more than 300 business visitors visited the India Pavilion. The individual participants had visitors ranging from 30 – 50. All the participating member-companies were able to establish useful trade contacts and received firm trade enquiries from Egyptian customers.
Basic objectives for participation :
Market Potential :
Egypt is one of the leading and very promising markets in the African Region for exporting fabrics, made-ups, yarn and clothing of different varieties. The exports of MMF textiles to Egypt were to the tune of around US$ 147 Million during the year 2015-16. The main items, which are exported from India to Egypt include Polyester, Viscose, cotton, wool, silk fabrics and their blends, Texturised yarn, polyester & viscose spun yarn, polyester staple fibre and other made-ups of different varieties. Accordingly, products like suitings, shirtings, dress fabrics, fashion fabrics, fashion accessories, home textiles and made-up items of different designs/categories are being varieties are being sourced by the Egyptian buyers from various markets including India.
Egypt has a huge Garment Making Center for which, it does require big quantities of raw materials including fabrics, yarns etc to cater to its growing requirements. However, since its local production of the materials that are needed for making garments is very inadequate, Egypt is greatly depended on outside supplies of textiles. Hence, it does import a lot of fabrics and yarn to meet growing requirements of its thriving garment industry. Besides this, there is also huge demand for made-up items and fashion fabrics to cater its domestic requirements.
The profile of the Egyptian textiles & clothings market :
In order to get the details of the above, please find an Annexure A (download) for your ready reference.
Highlights of INTEXPO EGYPT at CAIRO FASHION & TEX :
Terms & Conditions for participation :
Visa: The Council shall facilitate efforts of participants to obtain “Egyptian Visa” with the help of the Indian Embassy in Egypt and the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, though necessary arrangements will have to be made to obtain Visa by participants themselves with their own costs.
Hotel Reservation : Though the necessary charges for hotel accommodation etc. will have to be borne by the concerned member-participants, the Council, will help participants in booking their hotel accommodation at competitive rates in a specified hotel in Cairo, which will be finalized in co-ordination with the Embassy of India. Participants will also be free to book their accommodation at any hotel of their choice.
Travel Arrangements: An Official Travel Agency will be arranged for “Group Travel” and help in booking for air-tickets. The Agency will provide details of suggested flight schedules etc. and do the needful for participants in this regard. However, air-fares will have to be borne by participating company-representatives, and the same to be paid directly to the Travel Agency. All participants will also be free to book their air-tickets through their own Travel Agents.
Visitors Promotion: Cairo Fashion & Tex being an established International Fair in Egypt, the Event will extensively be publicized by the Organizers through advertisements in Magazines/Newspapers/online portals, Press Release / Press Conference, posters/banners, direct mailing, tele-marketing, personal invitations etc. The Council will also publicize its participation in Cairo Fashion & Tex through Press Release, Printing a separate Catalogue of Indian participants, mass-mailing etc. All participants can also send their personal “invites” to their customers directly for visiting their booth.
India Pavilion at Cairo Fashion & Tex: In order to get focused attention of visiting buyers in Cairo Fashion & Tex, all Indian participating companies will be accommodated at a centrally demarcated area – called “India Pavilion”. Special design on Facia of all the booths accommodated in India Pavilion will be used to help Indian participants to be noticeable among visiting buyers in Cairo Fashion & Tax.
Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal of participation from the above Exhibition will be allowed on the basis of the following :
Apply for participation: In view of the limited booth availability with the Organizers of the Fair, and hence short time given by the Organizers for confirming participation in the Cairo Fashion & Tex, member-companies of the various EPCs including SRTEPC interested in participating in the Fair are requested to send their duly filled in “Application Form” (copy along with the full participation fees by cheque/DD to be drawn in favour of “The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai”) at the earliest but not later than 10th June, 2017. The amount of participation charge can also be paid to the Council through Bank transfer. For details of transfer of participation fee through RTGS, kindly refer our enclosed “Application Form”. Considering space constraint, confirmation for participation will be given on “First-Come-First-Serve” basis.
Awaiting your reply very soon.
Encl: “Application Form (download)”