NACTA Events

NACTA members participate in industry- related trade events throughout the year. These are great opportunities to network, build new business relationships and connect with buyers, wholesalers and designers across our niche market.

Showcase Ireland 

Design & Crafts Council Ireland has announced the return of Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® to Dublin from the 23 – 26 January 2022. Showcase is one of the country’s largest international trade shows and this post-pandemic event will once again take place in the RDS Dublin. Showcase was founded in 1976 by Design & Crafts Council Ireland and is delivered with support from Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices.

January 23rd – January 26th, 2022

RDS Dublin


February 2022

SHOPPE OBJECT is New York’s semiannual independent home and gift show. With a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting, SHOPPE OBJECT is the ultimate resource for premier merchants and influential editors. Design Craft Council of Ireland presented 6 reputable Irish Brands to stateside buyers at the Sept, 2021 in-person trade event. 


Meet the Maker Tour

Each year, NACTA store owners have the opportunity to visit Ireland/Scotland with our travel partner, CIE Tours International. A wonderful opportunity to experience beautiful lush landscapes, rich heritage sites and the highlight of our adventures, vendor member manufacturer visits, our annual Meet the Maker Tour is our best opportunity to see fine product in the making and reinforce business relationships among NACTA members.

Coming 2022

Scotland’s Annual Trade Fair

Glasgow, Scotland

January 23rd – January 25th, 2022

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