Call for Expressions of Interest to exhibit in the Local Enterprise Village at the National Ploughing Championships 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest to exhibit in the ‘Local Enterprise Village' at the National Ploughing Championships 2023


The National Ploughing Championships are being held 19th to 21st September 2023 in Ratheniska, Co. Laois where over 250,000 consumers will visit a 50-acre exhibition and trade arena.  This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and high standards of goods and services supported by the Local Enterprise Office.


As part of its National Programme the Local Enterprise Offices are hosting a Local Enterprise Village to provide an opportunity for clients to take full advantage of this unique consumer event.  Each Local Enterprise Office has 1 stand available for its clients.


LEO Westmeath is now inviting any clients interested in availing of this stand to complete the ‘expression of interest’ form and return typed response via email to  by Wednesday 10th May.  Please note that priority will be given to enterprises manufacturing their own product or offering an innovative service relevant to the audience expected at the show.  Once your expression of interest form has been received it will be considered centrally and successful applicants will be advised by email by May 19th, 2023.


Chosen exhibitors will be expected to attend an in-person client briefing in June and full details will be provided at confirmation of booking stage. 


Attendance at one of these sessions is compulsory as part of your booking.  The briefing session provides you with the opportunity to obtain guidance and timelines on the NPA Exhibition and receive tips and skills to assist you to plan effectively for the event.


Please note that set up on site will be subject to the NPA regulations.  However, we envisage that setup will be scheduled for 15th-17th September and all companies will be allocated a 4-hour set up time slot during same.  No stands will be permitted to be set up the day before or morning of the event as per the NPA’s regulations. 


As part of this ‘Local Enterprise Village’ each company will receive:

  • Exhibition Space 3 x 2 meters
  • 2 x Exhibitors Passes
  • 1 x space in exhibitor car parking area (general parking is free at the event)
  • Electricity Supply
  • 2 x 13 amp Sockets (any additional electricity requirements must be booked in advance with the providers and will be subject to additional charges)
  • Spot Lights x 2
  • Access to PR Opportunities
  • Exhibition Advice

The cost of stands is highly subsidised and costs €850 for a 3 x 2 meter stand.


Please note that this is first and foremost an opportunity to showcase your products and build contacts with a view to future sales as opposed to being an event to be measured by sales made over the 3 days.   Food companies can serve samples only or sell products for home use.  Please note that if your application is successful, you will be required to provide your own public liability and stock insurance.