One of Ireland’s largest international trade shows, Showcase 2020 which takes place from 19th – 22nd January in the RDS, Dublin. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Kilkenny has reserved a limited number of spaces in the Local Enterprise Showcase  area and has a call for expressions of interest. It is a competitive process in terms of selection based on the criteria outlined below.

The exhibition space offered consists of a 2 meter by 2 meter Stand at Showcase 2020, under the LEO Kilkenny located in the balcony area which is heavily subsided with a cost of €750 per stand space for each client.


Selection Criteria

The LEO Kilkenny will base their decision on the following criteria:

  • High standards in design, quality and manufacture of product offer.
  • High marketing standards in supporting point of sales / packaging /promotional material.
  • A commitment to high standards in display and stand exhibit
  • Pricing matched to market opportunity.

The expression of interest form is available to download here. 

The Closing Date for fully completed Expressions of Interest has been extended until Friday 17th May @ 12 noon and should be emailed to Catherine Hennessy

Successful applicants must

  • Meet all deadlines and requirements as per Local Enterprise Showcase Coordinator e.g. catalogue, website listings, promotional material, etc.
  • Display an exhibit what is market lead and present a professional business.
  • Exhibit under the banner and logo of the LEO Kilkenny – noting your own business will be listed on the catalogue as well as signage above individual stands.
  • Submit: price list, press release, etc. prior to Showcase 2020.
  • Ensure the exhibition stand is staffed for the duration of the Showcase 2020.
  • For those who are selected briefings will be organised for clients in Autumn 2019.