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.
Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Ballsbridge, Ireland – NACTA retailers attend Ireland’s annual creative expo for designers and makers of fashion, knitwear, jewelry, and accessory products. This is a trade-only event over four days with almost 5,000 visitors from 26 countries. 2021 will be a VIRTUAL event, more info can be found on www.showcaseireland.ie
January 24th – January 27th , 2021
The Scottish Trade fair aims to inspire a “hotbed” of creativity and innovation where 30+ young producers showcase their wares, bringing originality to an upmarket craft gallery and presenting a wide selection of products handmade in Scotland. This event location will not be in the SEC Center in Glasgow. Please check www.scottishtradefairs.co.uk for the latest info
January 24th – January 26th, 2021
*NEW* *EXCITING* *VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW*
A live event on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th of September 2020. The first virtual trade show focused on the Celtic marketplace, a place to chat with old friends and discover something new. If you wish to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Originally Ireland Collective was set to launch on a stunning Manhattan rooftop as an in person event in the spring of 2020. The evening: a showcase of Ireland’s innovation in food, drink, craft and design. A virtual experience though presented an entirely different possibility and opportunity. With no travel required, the audience connects in from the safety and comfort of their own surroundings, brands are able to offer new perspectives facilitated by being situated by their business base and a celebration Ireland is able to take place. For more info email Bridget@BBNYGroup.com
November 14th & 15th, 2020