The International Fair Fund (IFF) is designed to support clients who are export-ready to access international markets by offering financial support to exhibit at international trade fairs. 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic trade fairs around the world have been cancelled or postponed.  Many have developed on-line virtual options – providing exhibitors with the opportunity to continue to access these markets, albeit in a different format.

DCCI have expanded the IFF programme to include Virtual Trade Shows that:

  • are linked to, or are part of, a pre-existing physical trade show with a proven track record
  • have an established list of buyers that they market the show to
  • are based on a trusted platform that facilitates lead generation and sales

Applicants can also apply for any physical shows that may take place in the latter part of 2021 or Spring 2022.

Clients who pass a selection process by an independent panel of experts, can receive funding of up to 50% of the cost of exhibiting - within certain limits. Terms and conditions apply. 

Applications for IFF 2021 / 22 will go live on Friday 26th of February and the closing date for applications is 19th of March 2021. Applicants will be notified of results no later than the 31st March 2021.

Please note, support for virtual shows can be applied for retrospectively – provided that the show  took place during 2021.

For further information contact Nicola Doran.