Why Visitors Attend
S - source new products and find business solutions
SHOP 2012 offers visitors the opportunity to meet hundreds of exhibitors and to see thousands of new, exciting and innovative products and services over three days.
Knowledge is power… and in today’s climate, we have tailored the show to ensure that visitors leave SHOP having met new suppliers, made new contacts and with new-found knowledge that will actually help their businesses.
As well as the opportunity to meet and do business with our exhibitors, visitors who attend can benefit from: complimentary seminars at the SHOP Retail Forum - delivered by industry professionals; being the first to view the latest ‘must-have’ products at the SHOP 2012 Product of the Year Awards; and watching industry experts participate in national competitions, such as the Association of Craft Butchers’ National Sausage and Puddings Final and the Irish Cheese Awards 2012.
Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to meet your target market!
We also have a range of features at the show to attract visitors, including:
Irish Cheese Awards:
The Irish Cheese Awards were created in order to recognise the outstanding talent amongst home-grown Irish cheese producers.
Annually, over 150 cheeses enter the competition, which is organised by one of Ireland’s most famous cheesemongers, Sheridan’s.
SHOP Retail Forum:
Free-to-attend and content-rich seminars run over the three days at SHOP. Unlike many other events, there’s no charge to visitors, who benefit from the knowledge and experience of some of the industry’s most-respected figures and retailers.
The Retail Doctor:
SHOP’s resident retail doctor, James Burke, will make a welcome return to this year’s show, and will be on hand to offer complimentary advice for retail business owners. His invaluable guidance ensures that the Retail Doctor feature at the show is one of the most popular.
For more information on The Retail Doctor, take a look at his profile here: www.jamesburke.ie
The Associated Craft Butchers’ of Ireland Awards:
In 2012, the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland will be staging it's three most prestigious events of the year live at SHOP:
• Speciality Foods Competition 2012
• Butcher Shop of the Year 2012
• National Sausage & Pudding Finals 2012
SHOP 2012 Product of the Year Awards:
The SHOP 2012 Product of the Year Awards is now firmly established as a major accolade in the Irish food and drink retail industry. Providing ‘standout’ for winning products, entry is free to exhibitors, with the Overall Product of the Show winner receiving complimentary marketing consultancy worth €2,000 from Shelfspace.