Craft and Design Clients invited to apply for Showcase 2020

Local Enterprise Office Waterford is 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.

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 19th to 22nd. 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.

Waterford LEO is now inviting any clients interested in availing of 1 of 3 stands to complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to our office by 12noon on the Tuesday, 22nd May, 2019 to or our offices in 35 The Mall, Waterford or Civic Offices, Dungarvan. Please mark the email or envelope 'Local Enterprise Showcase 2020'. 

To support clients participating in Showcase, LEOs are organising training and briefing days in October 2019  as well as access to subsidised stands at the show, client is charged €750 for the stand.

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