Showcase 2019 – Call for Expressions of Interest

Showcase 2019 – Call for Expression of Interest - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Friday 11th May

One of Ireland’s largest international trade shows, Showcase 2019 anticipates that it will welcome over 5,000 buyers from Ireland and more than 20 countries across the globe during 20th -23rd January 2019.

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Kilkenny has reserved a limited number of spaces 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 metre by 2 metre Stand at Showcase 2019, 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.

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 2019.
  • Ensure the exhibition stand is staffed for the duration of the Showcase 2019.
  • For those who are selected briefings will be organised for clients in October 2018.


The Closing Date for fully completed Expressions of Interest extended to Friday 11th May 2018.

Fully completed forms can be emailed to Catherine Hennessy

Please click here to download form 


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