Showcase registrations soar with less than four weeks to go
Registration for Showcase is at an all-time high this year with trade visitor registrations already running at double the number in 2020 - with almost three weeks still to go before the doors to the show open at Dublin's RDS.
There is a hunger among buyers to attend physical trade shows again and Showcase - Ireland’s International Creative Expo® is well placed to satsfy that hunger with over 300 of Ireland's designers, manufacturers and craftspeople set to unveil their new season collections across fashion, jewellery, home and giftware.
Showcase was founded in 1976 by Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) and is delivered with support from Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices. It generates over €20 million of sales orders over the four days of the show. Each year, a particular emphasis is placed on bringing a kaleidoscope of 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.
Showcase is an annual destination for retail buyers from Ireland and more than 20 other countries, including the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and Asia, all keen to see the very latest designs from Ireland’s top brands and craft producers.
“Showcase Ireland is a unique trade fair for designers and makers meet retail buyers, show their new work and secure orders for the year ahead. Buyer registrations are currently +65% ahead of 2020, which was the last year that the physical show was held at the RDS Dublin," commented Brian McGee, Enterprise and Market Development Director at DCCI. "Already we have a significant increase in Irish buyers showing the rapid improvement in confidence since the lifting of restrictions. There are also strong numbers for USA, Canada and UK. This year there is also a free Digital platform for all exhibitors which enables exhibitors to reach out to the more than 9,000 buyers on the database.”