Exhibition or Trade Fair Assistance

Exhibition or Trade Fair Assistance


Businesses attending national and international trade shows to promote their business may be eligible for assistance towards exhibition fees. 

How to Apply ?

You must complete an Application Form, and send completed application form, along with a quotation for your stand space to Westmeath Local Enterprise Office, County Buildings, Mount Street, Mullingar.  (email localenterprise@westmeathcoco.ie)

Only businesses based in County Westmeath are eligible to apply for assistance.  The grant is available to businesses employing ten or less employees.

The maximum support available is €1,000.00 per event (ex. VAT) or 50% of the cost whichever is the lesser. 

Applications are assessed once a month at the Evaluation Meeting of Local Enterprise Office Westmeath.  Applications must be submitted ten days prior to the Board Meetings.  Applications will not be accepted unless they are fully complete and contain a quotation.

This scheme is available on a first come first serve basis and once budget is allocated the scheme will close.

Please note that retrospective funding will not be available - you must apply for funding  prior to the show taking place.

On completion of the show/exhibition you must furnish a copy of a paid receipt for your stand along with a short report on how the show went for you. 

For further information please contact any member of staff on 044-9338945, please note applications must be approved by the Board of Westmeath Local Enterprise Office prior to the show taking place.

Click on below link for application form

Please click on below link for Trade Show Details in Ireland


Listed below are national exhibitions which may be of interest to you :

November : Christmas Antiques & Fine Art Fair.  RDS.  www.rds.ie

November : TASTE of Dublin, National Convention Centre, Spencer Dock.

November :Food & Wine Magazine Christmas Show.  RDS. www.rds.ie

December : National Crafts and Design Fair.  RDS.  www.rds.ie

December : Xpose Xmas, RDS

January :  Showcase.  RDS. www.expo-events.com

January : Holiday World, RDS

January : Bride of the Year, RDS

March : CATEX, RDS. 

March : Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, RDS.

March : Facilities Management Ireland, RDS

March : Irish Beauty Show, RDS

April : Pregnancy & Baby Fair, RDS

June : Packaging Ireland, RDS

September : National Ploughing Championship.  www.nap.ie

September :  SHOP Exhibition, RDS.  www.easyfairs.com

Please see also the following databases for shows across Europe and also specific food shows :

http://www.bordbia.ie/eventsnews/Pages/TradeFairs.aspx - Food Fairs

- International Fairs and Exhibitions Portal

- New York Gift Fair, August 14-18th 2010.  

- Good Listing of all types of fairs across Europe.