Be Part of Showcase 2018

Cork LEOs call for Applications for Showcase 2018

Showcase 2018 will take place from 21st – 24th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin. (

This strictly trade-only event is recognised as the annual leading Gift Show in Ireland with more than 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. The four –day event attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers.

Local Enterprise Offices in Cork CityCork North & West and South Cork are continuing our support and commitment to the Gift / Craft / Design / Homewares sectors by offering a limited number of Cork-based companies a 2m X 2m individual stand at a subsidised (50%) rate of €750 under the LEO Cork banner located in the Local Enterprise Showcase zone in the RDS Balcony. The Cork Showcase training programme will provide 3 x half-day preparation workshops for the selected participants along with the opportunity for individual mentoring.

Successful applicants must:

  • Work with the Cork LEOs’ Showcase Co-ordinator at training workshops, mentoring and during all exhibition preparations
  • Submit: price lists, press release and create a mock-up of the stand prior to Showcase 2018
  • Meet all deadlines and requirements as per EXPO, DCCoI, the National Showcase Co-ordinator and the Cork LEOs’ Showcase Co-ordinator.
  • Exhibit under the banner and logo of Local Enterprise Showcase – noting your own business will be listed on the catalogue as well as signage above individual stands
  • Create a stand that is market led
  • Ensure your exhibition is staffed for the duration of the event


Application details:

If you wish to be considered for this subsidised exhibition space, please complete and submit the online application by clicking on the link below. Applications are open to those who are applying for the first time and also from those have previously exhibited at Showcase (but not more than 3 times).  Also, please note that all stands at Local Enterprise Showcase 2018 will be individual stands i.e. no group stands. Closing date for receipt of online applications is Friday, 30th June 2017 @ 23:00


  • Upload 3-5 high quality digital images of the products you hope to sell (these should be uploaded and attached to the online application form.
  • Upload packaging/promotional material, if available (these should be uploaded and attached to the online application form). Include any promotional/marketing material/price lists which you feel will support your application.
  • Provide sample products and promotional material to your own LEO (if you wish to do so).

 Queries from LEO South Cork clients to:

Ciara McGee

Local Enterprise Office South Cork

Unit 6a, South Ring Business Park

Kinsale Rd


021 4975 281