“Meet the USA Buyer” Networking Event And Pop Trade Show


When? Thursday 24th October 2019

What time? 5pm to 7pm

Where? Trident Hotel, Kinsale

As part of Cork County Council’s Local Enterprise Offices – Cork North & West Cork and Cork South’s continued support to the Gift/ Craft / Design/ Homewares/ Skincare and gift Food products, they will host a “Meet the USA Buyers” event on Thursday 24th October from 5pm to 7pm.  The event will take the form of a ‘Pop Up Trade Show’ with a short retail and export seminar within.

Over 15 NACTA buyers will attend this trade only event to meet with new, emerging and establish businesses targeting USA retail market.  NACTA is made up of over 100 retailers in North America and are a key buyer sector of Showcase Ireland.  They organise the Showcase Exports Award each year and working closely with Enterprise Ireland.  We will also invite Cork gift retailers to this event.  The short seminar is designed to make the event more interesting for the retailers and exhibitors attending.

The event will allow Cork businesses to meet with USA trade buyers in an intimate and informal setting, while maximising the sales and revenue opportunities

If you are planning to sell into to USA shops, stores and e commerce sites, this is a must attend event for your business. A limited number of business can exhibit heir gift products to these retail buyers at the Pop Up Trade Show.

To avail of this opportunity: 

  • Please complete a short application form and return to Méabh Ring at meabhring@gmail.com
  • This form will ask for product details, your price list and 2 images of your products, deadline for receipt of application is Monday 9th September before 5pm.
  • Applications will be reviewed and you will be contact by your local LEO from Friday 13th September. A shortlist may be created.

Find an application form here