LEO Dublin City Show & Tell

Christmas Design Fair and Creative Conference in Smock Alley Theatre

Following the success of the 2015 edition, Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City are partnering with Show & Tell to present an indoor Christmas Design Fair unlike anything else!

The brain child of four enterprising young women, the fair consists of a unique combination of TALK (key note speakers & panel discussions), DESIGN (a creative design & maker showcase market) and WORKSHOP (a series of business workshops and speed mentoring) all in the historic and atmospheric embrace of the stunning Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8.

The TALK series will be curated and hosted in 3 sessions through the day, by Just Six Degrees, HunReal Issues and Slow Series and will feature some of the most provocative and engaging names in Irelands thriving creative industries.

DESIGN celebrates contemporary design in Ireland and showcases small creative studios, artists and businesses which are still finding their feet in the retail &

commercial sector. Completely open to the public and with Christmas fast approaching it’s a great opportunity to pick up some home-grown treasures for friends and family!   

WORKSHOP, powered by LEO Dublin City, is a series of professional business workshops focusing on some of the key issues facing creative entrepreneurs, accessing capital, managing finance and digital engagement. LEO Dublin City will also be running its popular “Speed Mentoring” series, where professional business mentors meet with you 1-2-1 and help diagnose issues and identify solutions.

Greg Swift, Head LEO Dublin City said “We are delighted to be supporting Show&Tell this year. The creative sector represents one of the emerging growth areas for Dublin City and the diversity of skills and knowledge they bring could have a significant positive impact on the local economy.”

Cllr Paul McAuliffe, Chair of the Economic Development & Enterprise SPC said “this is a wonderful event and a great opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional Irish design and creative talent in Dublin and a great chance to bring the sector together”.