No. CEPC/SEC/HS(Dubai)/2014/ Dated: 07-04-2014
ALL MEMBERS OF THE CARPET EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL
Subject:- The Hotel Show - Dubai from 28-30 Sept. 2014
This Council is inviting applications from it’s registered member-exporters for participation in the 15th edition ofThe Hotel Show - Dubai being exclusively represented in India by Global Exhibitions & Conference, New Delhi (Official India Representative of the Organizers Dmg events – Dubai, UAE ) at The Dubai World Trade Centre from 28-30 September 2014. The Hotel Show Dubai is the largest Hotel Supply Event in the Middle East and Africa. The exhibition covers 8 halls of the World Trade Centre - Dubai. In 2013, 566 exhibitors from 37 countries showcased their exhibits out of which 226 exhibitors formed the Interior Design section and 43 exhibitors from the carpet sector showcased various range of carpets & floor coverings from Turkey, China, Afghanistan, Netherlands, Philippines, UK, Italy, New Zealand, Iran etc. The Hotel Show – Dubai 2013 edition attracted 16,987 trade visitors from 98 countries.
Over 4223 visitors sourcing Carpets and flooring items from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, North Africa, South Africa, West and East Africa were unique buyers at the show in 2013. It is expected that visitor attendance will be increased by 20% in 2014 due to the 2 landmark events in the Gulf, The FIFA WORLD CUP 2020 in Qatar and WORLD EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE which has led to a huge construction & refurbishment boom within the hotel, hospitality, leisure housing sectors in the region that has opened up a 27bn USA expected growth in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) hospitality market alone with 5.9 bn USD of projects due to be completed this year – 119,233rooms are in the pipeline across the Middle East and Africa – for hotels, furnished & serviced apartments, motels, guesthouses etc.
The Hotel Show delivers the best of the trade that supplies directly and indirectly to the hospitality sector, developers, interior designers from the entire Middle East and beyond – handmade carpets play a very vital role in projects related to hotels, leisure projects and Indian suppliers already have a huge market share supplying handmade carpets, rugs to the hotel industry in the Middle East. Over 70% of the rugs and throws used in the industry within rooms across various luxury categories are from Indian manufacturers.
The facilitation charges is Rs.1,60,000/- which includes built up stand of 12 sq.m. The participants will be entitled for MDA Grant within the maximum ceiling of Rs.1,50,000/- ( towards Venue cost + Air Fare in Excursion Class). Keeping in view the importance and strategic location of this fair in close proximity to Indian carpet exporters, we would request the member-exporters of this Council to consider and avail this opportunity to participate in this Fair.
Interested member-exporters are requested to send the enclosed application form along with facilitation charges of Rs.1,60,000/- by D/D IN FAVOUR OF Carpet Export Promotion Council payable at New Delhi latest by 30th April, 2014.
Request for withdrawal and refund of facilitation charges will not be considered after participation of a member is confirmed by this Council.
Please note that as per MDA Scheme minimum number of participants is 10 (ten) and in case sufficient number of applications are not received, the Council reserves the right to cancel the activity under the MDA Scheme without assigning any reason and the facilitation charges will be refunded to the applicants.
We would also like to inform that the Council reserves the right to accept/reject any of the application and the decision of the Council in this regard will be final and binding upon all members of the Council.
Shiv Kumar Gupta