Call Goes Out For Exhibitors For Kerry EXPO 2018

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Pictured at the launch of the Kerry Expo at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, this week were, front seated, Aoife O’Reilly (South Kerry Development), John O’Sullivan (Lee Strand) and Bridget Fitzgerald (Kerry County Council) . Back; Adrien King (Red Chair Recruitment), Shane Walsh (JRI), Mairead O’Sullivan (South Kerry Development) , TJ O’Connor (Bon Secours Hospital Manager) , Elin Sorensen (Kerry Expo), Nick Belton (Borg Warner), Liz Maher (Kerry Expo) and Brendan Kennelly (Marketing Manager ). Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

KERRY EXPO 2018 has been launched and the call has gone out for exhibitors for the event which was such an enormous success last year.

Last year’s event attracted nearly 10,000 visitors and this year organisers are anticipating record attendance to the 2018 event which is scheduled for May 13th.

It’s regarded as a fantastic platform to promote businesses across Kerry and exhibitor registration is now open at

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Businesses and organisations of all sizes are welcome to exhibit and exhibition costs range from €100 to €450, with a choice of shell scheme stands and a limited availability of table or space only options.

Registrations have already been pouring in as last year’s exhibitors are keen to participate in the 2018 event.

The show will extend over two floors of the INEC in Killarney, with additional exhibitors and vendors in the outdoor area.

The event is designed to encourage large companies throughout Kerry to engage with the community and allows the general public a view inside the doors of major companies operating in the region.

It also provides a fantastic opportunity to SME’s looking to sell or promote their services to a large audience while government bodies and educational institutions will also be on-hand to answer queries and meet members of the public.

The Expo has grown from 60 to over 140 exhibitors over a very short period and will include a business showcase, recruitment, education, family entertainment, food & lifestyle and much more. It is fast becoming one of the most anticipated events of its kind in the county.

A full job vacancy guide will be available to job seekers and career changers along with a detailed floor map to guide visitors through the entire event.

Some other highlights of the upcoming 2018 Kerry Expo will include the arrival of R2 D2, Chewbacca, Darthvader and the event will also host kid and teen workshops such as the Wacky Science Pod, Designer minds, Circus Workshops and a virtual reality pod.

There will be lots of food tastings and cooking demo’s in the food village and a sports section with GAA panel discussion, vintage cars and tractors, new car sales and much more, ensuring there is something for everyone in the family.

Organisers say they have received tremendous support from businesses and organisations throughout Kerry and without their financial input the event would not be possible.

“Contributions from organisations and sponsorship from major Kerry based companies allow us to keep exhibitor costs at minimum levels by providing highly subsidised exhibition space particularly  for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Liz Maher.

“The sponsorship and funding also enables us to provide free entry to the public throughout the day, thus maximising the exhibitor audience,” she added.

In addition, a localised event of this nature encourages business and economic growth throughout the region and creates a more unified and inclusive business community while giving Kerry residents a sense of pride of place. To register to exhibit at the 2018 Kerry Expo go to


  1. Hi am interested in promoting reflexology and aroma touch massage during exhibition. please let me know what’s entailed as it’s my first time doing this

  2. Interested in reflexology and aroma touch massage during exhibition please contact me re what’s entailed thanks Sheila Hanrahan