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Fit Out Expo

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Major new fit out show debuts – Fit Out Expo

Making its debut this year, Fit Out Expo is a business to business show providing architects, property developers, project managers and proprietors from the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality sectors with new ideas, innovations and fit out services to enhance their business offering.

Held on 6 – 7th February in Hall 1 at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society Hall) in Dublin, Fit Out Expo is organised by SDL Exhibitions Ltd – one of Ireland’s largest, longest established and most successful exhibition organisers, who have been bringing buyers and sellers together’ since 1976.

Luke Treacy, CEO of SDL Exhibitions said: “This is a business to business show focusing on providing valuable information, new ideas and inspiration for those involved in commercial fit out projects. The show will feature a whole host of products and services as well as a Fit-Out Summit covering topics of vital importance to the industry. Here, architects, project managers and project specifiers can find everything they need all under one roof.”

Exhibitors at the show include: architects; cleaning services and products; contract furniture; curtains, blinds & awnings; energy management; facilities management; fire safety; fit out contractors; fit out and project management.

Also on show will be: floor coverings; HVAC; interior design; video & digital signs; washroom fit out; waste management; Wi-Fi & connectivity; joinery; landscaping; lighting; maintenance; mechanical & electrical; security & access control; shop fitting & merchandising turnkey design & build and much more.

The Fit-Out Summit will feature expert practitioners and thought-leaders in fit-out design, planning and execution.

Topics include: Case-study sessions with in depth analysis of best in class fit-out designs and projects from different sectors; Design – key considerations in fit-out design and development; Project management – an A-Z check list in fit-out execution planning; Regulations – a guide to the regulatory landscape and how to factor this into fit-out planning, and Energy – efficiency and planning – exploring the latest technologies and strategies.

Keynote speakers at the Fit Out Summit include: Philip Gannon, Founder and CEO, Harbour Innovation Campus on ‘Transforming Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal into a hub for tech, marine and design businesses’  and Joe Kennedy, Managing Director, Smith and Kennedy Architects on ‘Reimagining 20th century office buildings as 3rd generation office space.’

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CGL Retail Solutions Ltd

Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Mark and Natalie Dowling, CGL Retail Solutions Ltd – formerly Carlow Graphics Ltd – design, manufacture and fit displays for the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors. All housed under one roof the company has the capabilities for shop fitting, sign making, large & small format digital print along with creative design solutions and has been in operation for 23 years.

What differentiates CGL in the market place is that the company has the ability to print onto any substrate and CGL has successfully printed onto corrugated metals, OSB board, Ceramic to Ceiling tiles and any substrate up to 50mm high which can be added to any innovative project.

CGL Retail Solutions Ltd has built up a fantastic portfolio of clients to include Microsoft, Sony, Panasonic, Colourtrend, Bosch, Siemens, Neff, LG, Miele, Eason, Arnotts, Expert Electrical Group and Brown Thomas to name a few.

CGL Retail Solutions Ltd Managing Director, Mark Dowling, said: “At CGL Retail Solutions Ltd we are innovators. Our aim is to evolve with the latest trends and become trend setters in the process.”

Mark added: “Our goals for the coming years are to re-invest and create a strong structure of staff and equipment to continue to move the company as one of the key players in the industry.”

At this year’s Fit Out Expo 2018, CGL Retail Solutions Ltd will be showcasing their ‘Design through Virtual Reality’ concept, highlighting the use of VR in creating and realising projects.



With a 1600ft sq. showroom in Harold’s Cross, D6W, HomeStreetHome is an exciting new Irish Furniture & Decor Store, with a particular focus on reclaimed woods and recycled materials. Formed in late 2016, HomeStreetHome has worked with a number of cafes, bars and restaurants since its inception, including Fallon & Byrne, Tani Bar & Grill, The Riddler Restaurant, Press Café and Lock 6 Café, amongst others.

Ed Donnelly, HomeStreetHome, said:

“At HomeStreetHome, we provide a highly personalised, agile service, taking great pride in sourcing the best reclaimed recycled materials to produce stunning, unique, handcrafted pieces.

“Moving forward, we hope to develop strong working relationships with a small number of long term partners.”

At this year’s Fit Out Expo 2018, HomeStreetHome is launching the Complete Vintage Industrial Collection for the hospitality sector. The collection includes everything from reclaimed wood and pipe bistro tables, to re-engineered car seats & mobile bars.

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