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 is Tuesday 7th May 2019 @ 5pm 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.