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Key information for exhibitors

Our Corporate Relations team are responsible for the organisation of the RCN Congress exhibition. They work to bring together sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to our corporate clients.

The RCN Congress exhibition opens on Saturday 12 May and closes on Tuesday 15 May.

Exhibition opening times to be confirmed

  • Saturday 12 May
  • Sunday 13 May
  • Monday 14 May
  • Tuesday 15 May

Set up

The exhibition opens in the evening on Saturday 12 May.

No major construction work is permitted on exhibition open days.

Space-only stands

Space only means you get an area of floor within the exhibition; you must provide everything. You supply and deliver a custom built stand from the ground up. RCN Exhibition must approve the stand designs before the event.

Shell scheme stands

A shell scheme is a pre-erected row of stands. They include carpet, a light and an electrical socket. Shell scheme stands are the simplest option and a cost effective way of exhibiting. You will have a shell scheme stand unless you have arranged a space-only site.


You can send deliveries to the venue from Thursday 10 May.

Break down

You will be able to break down on the afternoon on Tuesday 15 May, time to be confirmed. For health and safety reasons you will not be able to break down before this.

Exhibitor Listings

A full exhibitor list will be available with:

  • stand number
  • company name
  • link to company website
  • 50 word editorial

Please send your editorial to

The show guide listing will include stand number, company name and website link only. Details for enhanced listing exhibitors will be sent separately.


Adverts in the Congress Showguide are available. Please send all enquiries to


Early next year an official service for delegates and exhibitors to book discounted accommodation will be available. For general information on Belfast, please visit the official visitor website Visit Belfast.