DCCoI works closely with a small, but key selection of International trade shows to present a strong grouping of Irish companies at International events, under the Design Ireland brand.

The initiative is designed to:

  • Support brands in establishing themselves in a new key market, providing them with an independent stand within a group stand format, thus enabling them to build their own sales and buyer relationships
  • Assist the brands with set up, build freight and marketing support

This group format under the recognised Design Ireland brand, enables small brands to make a greater impact.

There is a two-step process before applicants are offered a place:

  • Firstly selections for potential inclusion at these events take place twice a year – once through the overall Design Ireland selection process in April / May, and again in autumn. Applicants can nominate the shows they would like to be considered for. An independent panel of experts make the selection based on suitability to international markets and on export ability. Successful applicants will then automatically be included on the Design Ireland website, and will be put forward for step two of the process.
  • Step two takes place in collaboration with the relevant shows. The jury from each show selects the most suitable brands, from the candidates identified through step one of the selection process.

The online application form will be available shortly. In the meantime, please fill in the Expression of Interest and we will send you a link to the Application Form as soon as it is live.

For further information contact Nicola Doran.