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 February 27th- March 2nd, 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. With over 230 exhibitors showcasing the best products Ireland has to offer, there is so much to discover for your websites and stores.  We will be unveiling some special events for our international visitors as we near the start of show.

22nd – 25th January 2023

Scotland’s Annual Trade Fair

Glasgow, Scotland

22nd – 25th January 2023

SHOPPE Object

14-16 August 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. Born of a vanguard spirit to celebrate and service the progressive retail and design community, SHOPPE OBJECT is a gathering of fellowship, an expression of ideas, and a physical manifestation of a shared ethos — dedication to, and reverence for; the good, the beautiful, the inspired, the innovative, the well-made.

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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 Spring 2023

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