Scottish Skipper Expo to be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen

28 January 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show and attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Across two days, the exhibition will be held at Baker Hughes Exhibition Hub, P&J Live, Aberdeen on 15 and 16 May 2020.

Founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland, they also bring to the industry Irish Skipper Expo & The Skipper monthly magazine. The number of exhibitors has more than doubled since the shows inception in 2001, with there being a truly international flavour. Last year’s event seen approx. 230 exhibitors from 22 different countries. The success of the show can be attributed to the fact that the expo is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue located in the North East of Scotland, for the fishing industry to network and socialise. Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike.

The new-look Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 is shaping-up to be a fantastic event with over 160 companies booked to date.

Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the SFF said: “The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is delighted once again to be sponsoring this key event and we look forward to seeing everyone at P&J Live in May.”

Sharon Boyle of show organiser Mara Media said: “The response to this year’s new-look Scottish Skipper Expo has been tremendous, and we are thrilled at the strong number of first-time exhibitors. There is still stand space available, so I would urge any company considering exhibiting to get in touch with us so that we can discuss your requirements.”

Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) the impressive line-up of companies includes over 15 new exhibitors, including shipyards, steel fabrication, ships’ painting, deck machinery, netting, and software.

Boat displays will be a key feature of the event, including an 8m Cougar Cat creel vessel from Audacious Marine, powered by twin Nanni engines.

As in previous years, there will a strong representation from overseas exhibitors, ensuring that visitors can browse amongst a vast array of fishing equipment and support service suppliers.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibition Sales Manager at P&J Live commented: “We look forward to bringing the Scottish Skipper Show back to the North-East and to our brand new complex for the first time. With 48,000sqm of flexible event space, P&J Live offers more opportunities to exhibitors. We expect a huge turnout for the Skipper Expo and for the event to be a great success.”

First-time exhibitors to date are: AJ Group, Audacious Marine, ELKON, Killybegs Harbour Development Group, Murueta Shipyard, Glen Campbell Paint, AR Peachment, KR Group (Scotland) Ltd, Green Oil, Naust Marine, Ibercisa Deck Machinery, Norwest Marine, Lyngaa Marine, Fish Facts, Richan Netting, Smart Sailors and MFG Co.

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