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. Each year, our retailers make the journey to Dublin’s RDS to source new products for their stores. Drawn by Ireland’s craft heritage in textiles, jewelry, ceramics and glass, our retailers take advance of the best opportunity to discover Ireland’s contemporary creative flair and rich storytelling.
January 19th – 23rd, 2020
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.
January 19th – 21st, 2020
This annual trade-only event presents an opportunity for US and Canadian retailers to connect with producers of predominately Irish products stateside. The Showcase includes general giftware, jewelry and fashion items.
April 19th – 21st, 2020
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.
Ireland Collective presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Ireland’s premier food, drink, craft and design brands to the US market. The new event initiative, powered through established networks and experiences, will launch on April 17, 2020. Versa Rooftop, the setting for Ireland Collective, is perfectly poised between the famed historic Garment District and Madison Square Garden, offering views of the Empire State Building.
Under the Ireland Collective brand, FarePlate- the annual New York City-based Irish food and drink event – and Milled + Made – the newly created brand for craft and design – will collectively present this trade and consumer experience.
April 17th, 2020