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Exhibitor Stand Booking

Higher Options 2023 provides a unique opportunity for representatives from third level institutions in Ireland, the UK and Europe, and further and higher education bodies and information organisations to speak with up to 30,000 senior cycle students from all over Ireland. Over the course of the three days institutions will provide information to students enabling them to make informed choices on CAO and other further and higher study options.

Each day will also consist of a full programme of talks with live Q&A sessions, offering institutions a unique opportunity to answer questions and provide intensive information to Senior Cycle students.

The event will run from Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd September. There are two sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, from 9am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm. On Friday there is one session from 10.30am-1.30pm.

The cost for a single stand unit is €1,275.00 excluding VAT @ 23 per cent (€1,568.25 including VAT).  The cost including VAT is shown on the booking form.

Stand Size Information

A standard format stand can be a single, double or treble stand space. Please be sure to book the correct number of stand spaces when making your booking as we cannot guarantee that additional stand spaces will be available at a later date.

Each standard format stand includes:

• A 3-sided shell unit, 3 metres length x 2 metres in depth

• Stand nameplate

• Double socket

• 2x Spotlights

• 1x trestle table, table covering and 2 chairs

Custom Stands
Larger universities and institutions may book a larger number of stand spaces (4 or more spaces) for custom-built stands. If you book a larger space for a custom-built stand you must submit a schematic for sign-off by the organisers as detailed in the booking process.

No larger stands will be permitted without the submission of the stand schematic.

Stands are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee a particular space for individual stands but will do our best to accommodate requests where possible.


Deliveries can be sent to the RDS from Monday, September 11th to the address below. Please ensure that all deliveries are clearly marked with your institution’s name and Higher Options.

ADDRESS:  Higher Options, RDS Catalogue Office, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 AK83, Ireland.

Building your stand

If you have a custom-built stand your contractor can gain access to the Main Hall on the afternoon of Monday, 18th September. Exhibitors may access the Main Hall from 10am to 7pm on Tuesday 19th to dress, finalise and stock stands. Access to the Main Hall from Wednesday to Friday is from 7.30am. Plans for custom-built stands must be submitted in advance as detailed in the booking process.

Getting there

The Irish Times is committed to sustainable travel. All exhibitors and attendees, where possible, are encouraged to take public transport, carpool, or bike. You can find more information about how to travel here.

Exhibitor Terms & Conditions

Exhibitor terms and conditions can be found here.

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