Local Enterprise Offices are now inviting clients in the craft and design sector to apply for a place at next year’s Showcase Creative Expo in the RDS.

Working in partnership with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) around the country set up a dedicated area within Showcase every year– the Local Enterprise Showcase - enabling up to 100 designers, manufacturers and craftspeople to sell directly to international buyers.

The annual show, organised by Showcase Ireland Events Ltd on behalf of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, has established itself as a must-see trade event.


To support clients participating in Showcase, LEOs are organising training and briefing days in October 2018 (in Sligo, Blanchardstown and Limerick)  as well as access to subsidised stands at the show.

Promoted internationally by Enterprise Ireland, the show attracts buyers from Ireland and more than 20 other countries, including UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East, all keen to see the latest designs from Ireland’s top brands and craft producers.

With collections across fashion, jewellery, home and giftware, the 2019 four-day event runs from January 20th to 23rd. A particular emphasis is placed on new products to market, providing retailers with opportunities to discover and stock up on the latest design-led products, many of which are unique to the show.

To register interest in the Local Enterprise Showcase, please contact your Local Enterprise Office directly.

You’ll find all LEO contact details on this link:

To go to the Showcase Ireland website, click

Please note: strict selection criteria applies and places are limited.