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National Ploughing Championships 2024 - Expressions of Interest

NPC 2024

The National Ploughing Championships are being held 17th to 19th September 2024 in Ratheniska, Co. Laois where over 250,000 consumers will visit a 50 acre exhibition and trade arena. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and high standards of goods and services supported by the Local Enterprise Office. 

As part of its National Programme the Local Enterprise Offices are hosting a Local Enterprise Village to provide an opportunity for businesses to take full advantage of this unique consumer event. Each Local Enterprise Office has 1 stand available.

Longford Local Enterprise Office is now inviting small businesses (employing up to 10 staff) interested in availing of this stand to complete the attached ‘Expression of Interest’ form and return to our office by close of business on 26th April 2024Click here to download an 'Expression of Interest' form.

Please note that priority will be given to businesses manufacturing their own product or offering an innovative service relevant to the audience expected at the show. Once your expression of interest form has been received it will be considered centrally and successful applicants will be advised by email in mid-May 2024.

Chosen exhibitors will be expected to attend an in person client briefing and full details will be provided at confirmation of booking stage. Attendance at one of these briefing sessions is compulsory once selected. The briefing session provides you with the opportunity to obtain guidance and timelines on the NPA Exhibition, and receive tips and skills to assist you to plan effectively for the event.

Please note that set up on site will be subject to the NPA regulations.  However, we envisage that setup will be scheduled for 14th-16th September and all companies will be allocated a 4 hour set up time slot during same. No stands will be permitted to be set up on the morning of the event as per the NPA’s regulations. 

As part of this ‘Local Enterprise Village’ each company will receive:

  • Exhibition Space 3 x 2 meters

  • 2 x Exhibitors Passes

  • 1 x space in exhibitor car parking area (general parking is free at the event)

  • Electricity Supply

  • 2 x 13 amp Sockets (any additional electricity requirements must be booked in advance with the providers and will be subject to additional charges)

  • Spot Lights x 2

  • Access to PR Opportunities

  • Exhibition Training and Advice

The cost of stands is highly subsidised and costs €950 for a 3 x 2 meter stand. Please note that this is first and foremost an opportunity to showcase your products and build contacts with a view to future sales as opposed to being an event to be measured by sales made over the 3 days. Food companies can serve samples only or sell products for home use. Please note that if your application is successful, you will be required to provide your own public liability and stock insurance.

Please email completed 'Expression of Interest' forms to