Ref. No. MR/Brazil/1741 Date: 27th May 2019
TO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Sub: Invite Participation in GOTEX, Sao Paulo, Brazil from September 10-12, 2019
Kindly refer to our earlier circular dtd. 15th May 2019, soliciting participation of member companies in GOTEX, Brazil, an international Exhibition of textiles, being organized by M/s. Feira Internacional De Produtos Texteis, from September 10-12, 2019.
GOTEX acts as a global sourcing platform for enabling not only the Brazilian but also most of the LAC importers, buyers, agents and textile designers to meet their future suppliers of textiles to source their requirements. Its first edition held in October 2013 in Sao Paulo, which exceeded expectations bringing together 340 exhibitors, and more than 5000 visitors. In the latest edition, the Show had a more qualified visitation than the previous years to check launches in the areas of fibres, yarn, trims, fabrics, home textiles, garments, etc. from Brazil, China, Italy, USA, Mexico, Peru, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Show will target at clothing & apparel manufacturers, importers, agents, chain stores/departmental stores, private labels, fashion stores, buying houses, trading companies, etc. in Brazil.
In this regard, we would like to inform all the concerned members that though for the reasons of low costing towards participation charge, SRTEPC earlier circulated details of costs for 6 sq.mtrs sized booth which is Rs.1,20,000/-, however, if anyone is interested in taking a 9 sq.mtrs may like to consider the same, as we have also reserved a few 9 sq.mtrs. booths in consultation with the Organisers of the Fair. The cost of a 9 sq.mtrs. booth is Rs. 1,90,000/- .
An Early bird discount of Rs. 10,000/- is offered on participation fee of Rs.1,90,000/- (for a 9 sqm. sized booth) and Rs.5,000/- on participation fee of Rs.1,20,000/- (for a 6 sqm. Booth), if payment is made along with duly filled in Application Form on or before 30th May 2019. Please note, no early bird discount will be available after the expiry of 30th May, 2019. Therefore, all those who are interested to participate in GOTEX, Brazil need to apply at the earliest.
Since the participation of member companies in Gotex is being organised under the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the amount of participation fee has been highly subsidized. In this regard to keep the participation charge at an even lower amount, in co-ordination with the organizers we worked out a possibility of having 6 sqm. & 9 sqm. sized booths. Charges of a 6 sqm. sized booth is Rs. 1,20,000/- only and 9 sqm. Is Rs.1,90,000/-. Furthermore, all eligible companies (with zero to Rs. 30 crores turnover in the previous year) will be able to claim reimbursement of costs of 2-way airfares (maximum limit being Rs. 1,00,000/-), subject to the fulfillment of certain other conditions. Please note that the participation fees include expenses for a fully equipped booth of 6 sqm. with name on facia, lights, table, chairs, adequate furnitures/props for display. Participation fee also covers expenses towards publicity/promotion. However, the participation fee does not include air fares, hotel charges, etc. of representatives of participating companies.
Hotel Bookings: Group bookings in Hotels will be arranged for representative of participating companies with the help of Indian Consulates in Sao Paulo. Details about the hotels and rooms will be informed to you later. Please note that payments to hotels for rooms will have to be made directly by the participants.
Travel Arrangements: An Official Travel Agency will be appointed to arrange for Group travel and help in air ticket booking. The Agency will provide details of suggested flight schedules and do the needful for your representatives in this regard. However, airfares will have to be borne by the company and paid to the Travel Agency directly.
Cancellation of participation will be decided on the following:
As the Organizer of GOTEX is in the process of finalizing the details of the requirements, Member-companies are requested to immediately reply us by confirming their participation with full payment to enable us proceed further in the matter. Attached herewith is the “Application Form (download)”which the prospective applicants are required to fill-in and return the same to us latest by 10th June, 2019. Details for Payment through RTGS, Bank Account, GSTN, etc. are given in the “Application Form (download)”.
In case any further details/clarifications on any matter, whatsoever, are needed, you may kindly feel free to contact us soon.
Encl: “Application Form (download)”