Over 2,700 International Businesses to Descend on the RDS This January

WHAT: Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® returns to the RDS, Dublin from Sunday, 19th to Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. Now in its 44th year, Showcase is one of Ireland’s largest international trade fairs.

Buying teams from over 2,760 retail businesses from across the world will travel to the RDS in Dublin to discover unique, authentic, contemporary products designed and made in Ireland.  Over 400 creative brands, including more than 50 that are new to Showcase, will be presenting their new 2020 collections across fashion, jewellery, and home & giftware. Design Ireland®, presented by Design & Crafts Council Ireland, will feature 74 leading makers selected by a jury of international retail experts for their creativity, innovation, craftsmanship and market potential. The Local Enterprise Showcase will occupy the balcony of the Main Hall and will feature unique products from emerging Irish businesses supported by their Local Enterprise Offices. The main international markets for Showcase are the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East. In 2019, Showcase partnered with Enterprise Ireland to run promotional events in Japan and New York and a direct marketing campaign in Germany.

WHEN: Sunday, 19th  - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

WHO: Breege O'Donoghue, Chair of Design & Crafts Council Ireland. New exhibitors include tweed designers Molloy & Sons and The Dualist, silk wear designer Reuben Avenue, Rowena Sheen Jewellery and Hawthorn Handmade Skincare. An extensive seminar programme featuring international industry speakers will deliver thought-provoking workshops for retailers.

Showcase is presented on behalf of Design & Crafts Council Ireland, with support from Enterprise Ireland in promoting the trade show internationally through their network of offices overseas, and the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide.

 Showcase is a trade only event. For further details on the event or to pre-register to attend, please visit


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