Showcase Ireland 2016 - Subsidised places for Kildare businesses

Showcase Ireland 2016,


  • This is Ireland’s Creative Expo, showcasing Ireland’s leading makers and designers, taking place from 24th-27th of January 2016, at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 
  • The Expo is now the foremost place for retailers to discover unique, design-led fashion and knitwear, jewellery, craft, gift and interiors.
  • The show attracts buyers and press from Ireland and around the world looking for unique, design-led products in fashion, knitwear, jewellery, crafts, gifts and home accessories. For 2016, Showcase Ireland anticipates an audience of 5,000 visitors.
  • In 2016, Local Enterprise Office Kildare will have a Group Stand in the Enterprise Zone which features first time and emerging exhibitors.
  • Local Enterprise Office Kildare is offering places on this stand to a combination of first time exhibitors and those who may have exhibited at Showcase Ireland before.
  • Participants must be running their own craft/design/creative business in County Kildare.
  • Marketing mentoring will be offered to each of the successful exhibitors from Kildare. This is to ensure you get the most out of your time at the event.

Showcase Ireland is a Trade Fair, and those who wish to apply should fully understand and be prepared, willing and able to deal with the wholesale aspect of a Trade Fair. Please look at the exhibitor categories on the Showcase Ireland website to check that this is the right trade fair for your products.

How to apply for a stand

Individual spaces on the stand are worth over €1,000 for 4 days exposure. Selected participants will be charged a subsidised rate of 600 euro for a 2m x 2m stand, stands can also be shared at a cost of 300 euro each. LEO Kildare has Three 2m x 2m stands available.

  • All Applications will be subject to a Selection Process. Selection will be made on the Application Form alone. 
  • If you would like to apply please complete the application form and return it to the Local Enterprise Office Kildare, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare or email to: