Applications open for Local Enterprise Showcase 2023

Local Enterprise Showcase 2023

Showcase Ireland 2023 will take place from Sunday, 22nd   to Tuesday, 24th January 2022 at the RDS, Dublin.    The Local Enterprise Showcase will be located on the ground floor in RDS Hall 3 (The Serpentine Hall).

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork City, Cork North & West and South Cork are continuing our support and commitment of the Home & Gift, Fashion and Jewellery sectors by offering a limited number of exhibition spaces to clients at a subsidised rate of €600 for 2m X 2m individual stands.  

If you wish to be considered for this subsidised individual stand, please complete and submit the online application by our deadline date of 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18th October 2022. Our online system will shut down from this date and time so late applications cannot not be accepted.   Please note that group stands are not permitted at the 2023 event, as in recent years (i.e. individual stands only) and therefore one application form per client is required.  

Eligibility Criteria

Showcase is broken down into three main strands:

  1. Home & Gift
  2. Fashion
  3. Jewellery

Applicants must be trading at least 12 months and have the following in place for their established creative business: social media, website, branding, and should have the potential to export.

Those who have not exhibited at Local Enterprise Showcase in the past, may be given priority for a 2023 stand, if they meet the qualifying criteria. 

Additional Information

  • Applicants who have attended Local Enterprise Showcase more than 3 times in the Local Enterprise Area, may not be eligible for a 2023 stand.   
  • Successful applicants must be available available to attend the online briefing sessions which are designed to assist preparation for Showcase 2022.  
  • The subsidised fee payable by the successful applicants (€600) will be collected by LEO Galway.  This will be payable online by the successful applicants by 18th November 2022.   It is not possible to pay the fee in instalments, by cheque or credit transfer.  Payments must be received online and in full by 18th November. In the event of a payment not being received from a successful applicant, the stand may be reallocated to another party.  
  • Mentoring support will be available from your local LEO.

  The following is the offering for successful applicants:

  • Stands are 2 x 2 Meters
  • Space as per allocation
  • Name Plate
  • Spotlights x 2
  • Briefing and Training Sessions which will be delivered virtually in mid to late November 2022.  Attendance at these sessions is compulsory.
  • Access to PR Opportunities coordinated by the LEO Communications Office
  • The cost per stand is €600 to the client (no VAT payable by the client).

   Here is the link to the online application  

Closing date for submission of online applications is 12midnight on 18th October 2022.