Local Enterprise Showcase 2022– Call for Applications

Local Enterprise Showcase 2022– Call for Applications

About Showcase

  • Showcase Ireland 2022 will take place from Sunday, 23rd – Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 at the RDS, Dublin. In January 2020, the last Showcase before the pandemic, retail buyers from over 26 countries attended the event in pursuit of products which demonstrated: innovation, quality, sustainability and a distinctive point of difference. This four-day trade show is recognised as one Ireland’s largest international trade shows.

How you and your business can be part of Local Enterprise Showcase 2022

  • 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 €750.00 for 2m X 2m individual stands.
  • The Local Enterprise Showcase 2022 will be located downstairs in the RDS Hall 3 (The Serpentine Hall) in January 2022 and will be renamed as the “Local Enterprise Hall”.

Open for Applications

  • If you wish to be considered for this subsidised individual stand, please submit an application form online by our deadline date of 12:00 midday on Thursday 14th October 2021. Our online system will shut down from 12 midday on the 14th October 2021 so late applications will not be accepted.
  • As per the last number of Local Enterprise Showcase events, group stands are not permitted in 2022 (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

  • A client must be trading with 12 months plus and must have the following in place for their established creative business:social media, website, branding, wholesale prices lists 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 2022 stand.

Questions and Answers

  • When will I find out if I have secured a stand or not?From 30th October 2021 you will be informed if you were successful or not. The LEOs decision is final.
  • Am I eligible for a stand if I have attended Local Enterprise Showcase 3 times already?If clients have attended Showcase more than 3 times in the Local Enterprise Area, they may be not be eligible for a 2022 stand.
  • What happens after I have secured a stand? If successful, you must make yourself available to attend the online briefing sessions, which are designed to assist you to prepare for Showcase 2022. Dates will be confirmed from 30th October 2021.
  • What are the payment timelines?The clients’ contributions (€750) will be collected by LEO Galway upon confirmation of the application. This will be payable online by you, the client, by 26th November 2021. It is not possible to pay the fee in instalments, by cheque or credit transfer. Payments must be received online and in full by 26th November. In the event of a payment not being received from the client the stand may be reallocated to another party.
  • Will I receive mentoring from my LEO to help get me ready for Showcase?Yes, there will be mentoring support available to you from your LEO.
  • Overall, what is the offering if I do receive a stand?

• 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 November.
• Access to PR Opportunities coordinated by the LEO Communications Office
• The cost per stand is €750 to the client.
• The total cost of the stand is €1,284.00 plus VAT (€1,579.32), the client pays €750 and their LEO Office pays the balance of the cost of the stand.
• Please note there is no VAT applicable to the client element of the stand fee of €750.


Closing date for submission of online applications is 12:00 midday on 14th October 2021. APPLY ONLINE HERE!