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20–23 January 2019RDS, Dublin, Ireland

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Design Ireland at Showcase 2017 | Call for Applications

At Showcase 2017, Showcase will launch a new selected area at the front entrance of the Main Hall called “Design Ireland”.

“Design Ireland” will feature up to 80 DCCoI clients that have been independently selected by a panel of experts based on the following criteria:

A very high standard in design and new product development
High product quality with realistic and commercial pricing 
Excellence in marketing and presentation
Strong motivation to build a creative and commercially successful business that produces in Ireland
A desire to grow export markets

Three independent sectorial panels made up of industry experts across the fields of retail, design, craft, fashion, textiles, home wares and giftware, with each application assessed and scored by the relevant panel.

“Design Ireland” will be an exciting and vibrant follow-on from “Creative Island”, which has become a must-see feature at Showcase since it was first launched in 2010.  

The aims of this dedicated area are to:

Continue to improve the perception of Irish design and craft as being high quality, contemporary, innovative and authentic
Provide an exciting selling environment for brands and products that are “Designed & Made in Ireland”
Deliver an effective platform of introduction for selected clients to the Irish and international retail buyers attending Showcase 


Closing Date for applications is 5pm, Monday 11th April 2016 (Late applications will not be accepted)
All Products in “Design Ireland” must be both designed and made on the island of Ireland
The decision of the selection panel is final  - where possible, written feedback from the selection panel will be provided to unsuccessful applicants if requested
Applications can only be processed online; there is no alternative application process


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