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Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Aberdeen 15-16 May

Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

With a new name and an exciting new venue, Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 will be held on 15 and 16 May at the new state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.

Now in its 10th year, Scottish Skipper Expo is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries. It also owns the Irish Skipper Expo, a sister show to the Scottish Skipper Expo, and which in 2020 will be held in Limerick

The Scottish Skipper Expo has been so successful that the number of exhibitors has more than doubled since its inception, with there being a truly international flavour. For example, at Scottish Skipper Expo 2019, there were around 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 for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike.

The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.

Show Sponsors

Latest News

Elkon delivers innovation and experience to shipbuilding

Elkon delivers innovation and experience to shipbuilding

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 exhibitor, Elkon, known for its innovations building custom-made vessels and award-winning projects, is by far, the oldest and most experienced engineering company in the Turkish shipbuilding industry in terms of installed base and the total...

KR Group – the specialists in structural steel repair

KR Group – the specialists in structural steel repair

KR Group says it is excited to be exhibiting at Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 for the first time! Directors of the group, Nicola Fraser and Kenny, grew up in fishing towns on the coast and have remained connected to their roots.  Over the past two decades, the company...

Many new exhibitors sign up to Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Many new exhibitors sign up to Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

The new-look Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 is shaping-up to be a fantastic event with over 160 companies booked to date. Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and held at the new P & J Live arena in Aberdeen on 15 and 16 May 2020, the impressive...

Strong interest in Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Strong interest in Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

There has been a tremendous amount of interest in Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 (15 and 16 May), with 150 companies confirmed as exhibiting so far, and many others looking set to sign-up over the next few weeks. As well as a new name, this year’s expo also has a new...



Book Your Stand For 2020
Over 150 companies booked to date, 20% floor space left.
Contact Sharon for more information.

We offer two types of stand options:

(1) Shell Scheme

Shell Scheme stands come with shell wall panels, carpet & name panel with your company name printed on it.
Electric Package includes a 1 x 500 watt socket plus 2 spots lights for £100.
You will need to order furniture separately.

  • £180 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £140 per sq metre over 35sqm

(2) Space Only

Space stands will include floor space only, giving you control to design and build a unique stand to your specification.
Does not include electrics. You will need to order furniture separately.

  • £165 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £135 per sq metre over 35sqm


Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo 2020.

The venue is located close to Aberdeen International Airport, six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few short minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route. You can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

Postcode – AB21 9FX

Directions – click here.


We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website

Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre

Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984777

Book online HERE
Free parking if you use link above to book

Rate £88 per room per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre

East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984111

Book online HERE
Free parking if you use link above to book

Rate £108 per room per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Courtyard by Marriott, Aberdeen Airport
5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Show Centre

Argyll Way, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF
Situated next to Aberdeen Airport this modern hotel offers modern bedrooms, onsite restaurant, bar, gym facilities and onsite car parking.

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Rate £79 per night bed & breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking


Aberdeen Marriott Hotel
5 minute drive from Show Centre

Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7AZ
his hotel offers excellent service, bar and restaurant facilities, gym and leisure centre including swimming pool and large comfortable bedrooms. Free onsite car parking and airport hotel shuttle service makes this hotel a great choice for your visit to Aberdeen.

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Rate £79 per night bed & breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking


Residence Inn Aberdeen City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre

Guest Row, Aberdeen AB10 1AS
Perfectly placed in the city centre, The Residence Inn opened in October 2017 and  is a  contemporary haven of comfort and relaxation.
Enjoy well-appointed studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds with deluxe linen, free wifi and ensuite deluxe bathrooms, free onsite gym and laundry facilities are available to our guests. Onsite car parking is charged at £13.50 per night

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Standard Queen Room – £89 per night Bed and Breakfast
King Studio – £109.00 per night Bed and Breakfast
One Bed Suite – £129.00 per night Bed and Breakfast
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking


Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre

43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EL
The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, an independently owned business our experienced staff will do everything to make your stay in the Granite City a truly enjoyable experience. Located onsite is Molly’s Bistro, open daily serving fresh local produce and tasty daily specials. Malones Irish Pub, our very own lively corner of Ireland, showing Live sports and Live music.

Tel: 0044 (0)1224 582255
Email: reservations@aberdeendouglas.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £54 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Buchan Braes Hotel, Peterhead
5 minute drive to Peterhead and 30 minute drive from Aberdeen

Boddam, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3AR
4 star AA rated, modern, stylish and relaxing, the Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting/conference venue. You may simply want to dine in our AA Rosette Grillroom serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £75 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Monday to Friday


Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen

Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL
3-Star hotel Located in the town centre of Petehead providing an excellent base for either leisure or business visits to Peterhead.

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Standard Room – single occupancy – £65.00 B&B
Executive Room –  single occupancy – £75.00 B&B
Executive Twin Room – double occupancy – £85.00 B&B



Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

2019 List of Exhibitors

2019 list of exhibitors for reference only

This list of exhibitors was compiled by Mara Media with permission from the individual exhibitors. This list is the exclusive copyrighted intellectual property of Mara Media and is reproduced here for informational purposes only. Any unauthorized commercial use or reproduction of this list, including soliciting exhibitors or representing yourself as an agent of the trade show is prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Company Name Stand
A.S.A.P Supplies  90 UK
A/S SCAN 105 Denmark
Aberdeenshire Council 52 Scotland
Aderco Fuel Treatment 11b UK
Anderson Marine 13 Scotland
Aquamare 35 UK
Arklow Marine Services 122a Ireland
Armon Shipyards 133 Spain
ARS Anglian Diesels 88 UK
Astander Shipyard 110 Spain
Aucxis 144 Belgium
Baatbygg As 119 Norway
Balenciaga Shipyard 137b Spain
Barrus Ltd  91 UK
Beta Marine 106 UK
BOPP 32 France
Boris Net 132a UK
Box Pool Solutions Ltd  14 Scotland
Bredgaard Boats 72 Denmark
Brunvoll AS 108 Norway
Buchan Braes Hotel 14 Scotland
Caithness Creels 109 Scotland
CA Clase UK Ltd 23b UK
Caley Marina 121a Scotland
CC Jensen Ltd 95 UK
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils 61 Scotland
Charity & Taylor 126 Scotland
Charles Cleghorn Ltd 81b UK
Costco Aberdeen 93 Scotland
Cotesi  148 UK
Craemer UK Ltd 70 UK
Crown Marine Seats Ltd 83 UK
Damen Shipyards 139 Holland
Davidsons Ltd 55 Scotland
Denholm Fishselling Ltd. 112b Scotland
Don Fishing Co 14 Scotland
Doosan (Watermota) 82 UK
Drawm 94 Ireland
Du pre Marine 96 UK
Duo Tool Direct Ltd  16 Scotland
Duusgaard Coating  128 Denmark
Dychem 56 Scotland
E-Catch 144 Netherlands
Echomaster Marine 136 Scotland
EK Marine 04 Ireland
EK Marine 12c Ireland
EKKO Trawl Doors 21 Iceland
Elkon 17c Turkey
EMYG Aquaculture 89 France
Engine Solutions 11b Ireland
Engines Plus Ltd 76 UK
Errigal Bay 111b Ireland
Euronete (UK) Ltd 155 UK
Eyemouth Marine 49 UK
Faithlie Trawl 101 UK
Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd  24 Scotland
Fettes & Rankine Engineering Ltd  93b Scotland
FF Skagen A/S 119 Norway
Fibras Industriales – FISA 132a Peru
Finer Filters  22e Ireland
Finnie 4 x 4 12b Scotland
Finning (UK) Ltd 07 UK
Finnoy Gear and Propeller 100 Norway
Fiskevegn 119 Norway
Fishing Heritage Centre 158 Scotland
Fishing News 43 UK
Fiskerforum 53a Denmark
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners 104 Scotland
Furuno (UK) Ltd 59 Scotland
G. Smyth Boats 84 Ireland
Gael Force Group 30 Scotland
Global Empire Hydraulic Connections 25b Ireland
Gondan Shipbuilders 137a Spain
Grampion Powerclean Equipment 86a UK
Guy Cotten UK  09 UK
GW Containers 118 Scotland
Havfront as  119 Norway
Hercules Hydraulics 141 UK
Hirtshals Havn 128 Denmark
Hirtshals Service Group 128 Denmark
Hook & Net 53a Denmark
Hook Marine  53b Scotland
Hondex 136 USA
Icom UK 86b UK
Isovent a/s 119 Norway
Injector Doors 08 Faroe Islands
Inka Pallets  143b Germany
Jackson Trawls 29 Scotland
JC Hydraulics 32 Scotland
Jens Berg Shipping Ltd 92 Denmark
Karmoy Winch 77 Norway
Karstensens Skibsværftærft 87 Denmark
KER 151 Ireland
Kingfisher Information Services 51 UK
Kort Propulsion 140 UK
KT Nets  48 Ireland
Kynde & Toft  66 Denmark
Lerwick Port Authority 67 Shetland Island
Lorrimar 98 UK
Macduff Diesels 76 Scotland
Macduff Shellfish  132c Scotland
Macduff Shipyards Ltd 113 Scotland
MacGregor (GBR) 54 Scotland
Mackinnons 97 Scotland
Maloy Havneservice a/s 119 Norway
Måløy Maritime Group 119 Norway
Måløy Radioforretning AS 119 Norway
Måløy Seafood 119 Norway
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics 150 UK
Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd 122b UK
Marine Control Services A/S  132d Norway
Marine Design International 132b UK
Marine Diesel Services 82 Scotland
Marine Engines Services Ltd 11c UK
Marine Stewardship Council  153 UK
Marine Supplies (International) Ltd 138 Scotland
Maritime & Coastguard Agency 75 UK
Marport  130 UK
Marship UK 121b UK
Maver Boats 159 Scotland
McMinn Marine 126 Scotland
Medley Pots 131a UK
Mermaid Marine 85 UK
Mest Shipyard  123 Faroe Islands
Michigan Marine Propulsion (MMP) 131b UK
Mitchells Powersystems 93b UK
MMG Welding 143a Ireland
MMS Scotland 82 Scotland
Mooney Boats 152 Ireland
Morgere 50 France
Mullion Survival Technology 38 UK
Murphy Marine Services 116 Ireland
Naval Consult a/s 119 Norway
Navico Marine Electronics 136 UK
Nordfjord Havn IKS 119 Norway
Nordsotrawl 65 Denmark
Norsap UK 02 UK
North Atlantic Fisheries College 58 Shetland Island
Notus 06 Canada
Ocean Fish 132a UK
Osmotech 35 UK
Parkol Marine 01 UK
PBP Services 115 Scotland
Pelagia 44 Norway
Peterhead Port Authority 34 Scotland
Polar Doors 41 Iceland
Port of Skagen 92 Denmark
Ports of Scotland Yearbook 28 Scotland
Pronomar B.V  81a Netherlands
Proteum 135 UK
Pumptastic Ltd 73 Scotland
R & D Marine 03 UK
Reid Scallop Gear  22a UK
Riverdale Mills 60 USA
RNLI – Fishing Safety 78 UK
RNLI – Fundraising 45 UK
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Ltd 57 Shetland Island
S C Mcalister 01 UK
Savant Financial 107 Scotland
Scandic Pelagic (Former Skagerak Pelagic) 92 Denmark
Scania Engines  112 UK
Scanmar 31 Scotland
Schoeller Allibert Ltd 17 UK
Scottish Fisheries Museum 69 Scotland
Scottish Fishermens Federation – Show Sponsors 62 Scotland
Scottish Maritime Academy 52 Scotland
Scrabster Harbour Trust 103 Scotland
Seafield Navigation 05 Scotland
SeaFish Industry Authority 51 UK
Seaglaze 129 UK
Seakeeper 35 USA
Seaquest Systems 157 Ireland
Selstad as 119 Norway
Selva Marine 22d Italy
Sentronik A/S 119 Norway
Service Team Skagen 92 Denmark
Shetland Islands Council 58 Shetland Island
Shetland Seafood Auctions (SSA) 58 Shetland Island
Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC) 58 Shetland Island
Shetland Shellfish Management Order (SSMO) 58 Shetland Island
Ship Building Asia 140 Vietnam
Ships Electronic Services Marine  22b Scotland
Sicor International  46 UK
Simrad Marine & Boating Electronics 136 UK
Skipskompetanse AS 119 Norway
Skipsteknisk AS  125 Norway
SL Power 128 Denmark
Sola-Cure 83 UK
Solent EngineerinServices 111 UK
Specialist Small Craft 22c UK
Stadpipe 119 Norway
Stadyard as 119 Norway
Sunderland Marine 36 UK
Swan Net Gundry 64 Ireland
Teamac Marine Paints 25a UK
TecMarine 114 UK
The Fishermen’s Mission 42 Scotland
The Skipper / Show Organisers 33 Ireland
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd 127 Scotland
Thyboron Doors 63 Denmark
Thyboron Port 80 Denmark
Timezero 59 Spain
Trefjar Ltd 47 Iceland
TT Oils 115 Scotland
Tyson’s Ship’s Riggers 39 UK
UK Docks Marine Services 108 UK
Ulvesund Elektro as  119 Norway
Verlo as 119 Norway
Vestvaerftet 17b Denmark
Visserij Co-operative Urk 10 Holland
VMS Group 92 Denmark
Volvo Penta 93b UK
Vonin 124 Faroe Island
Wärtsilä 142 Finland
WASSP 59 New Zealand
Westmek 119 Norway
Woodsons 11 Scotland
World Fishing Aquaculture 27 UK
Xinuo Marine Electronics 136 UK
Xylem Water Solutions 81b UK
Yamaha Motor Europe N.V 121a UK
Yanmar Europe B.V 11c Netherlands
YC Europe 11b UK
Zamakona Yards 102 Spain
Ziegra Ice Machines 23a UK
2019 Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image to open up a copy of Your Statistics & Feedback from the 2019 show!

Show Advertising Opportunities
Your Only Official Show Publications

“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only two official publications for your shows.
All Visitors will have free access to these publications which will be distributed at your next show. Exhibitors will also receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

May Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline 20th April
Freely distributed at show
Deadline 3rd April
Business Directory: from €100 Half Page: €250
1/8 page: €250 Full Page: €350
1/4 page: €500 SIZE:
1/2 page: €725 Half Page: 148mm W x 90mm H
Full page: €1,200 Full Page: 148mm W x 180mm H

Please contact Sharon for more information on advertising;
T: 00353 74 9548037   |   Email: sharon@maramedia.ie

Exhibitor Free PR Service
Catch PR:

Mara Media provide a free PR service to exhibitors at our 3 shows, Irish Skipper Expo, Scottish Skipper Expo & English Skipper Expo.

This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the show website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our newsletters. 

Companies can contact Catch PR using the details below. Alternatively Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the shows for a feature/testimonial etc. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
T: 0044 (0)1259 742575
E: keith@catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpromotions.com


All exhibiting companies also get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide. This must be sent to brid@maramedia.ie before the deadline of 9th April 2020.
Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – for reference only.



Exhibitor Manual

Coming Soon 

Exhibitor Warning

We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.

Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation. 

Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details. 








Another excellent show where was able to network with a large number of my customers under one roof. Also able to see all the latest technology available to my customers.
Alan Smith


I got great value from Skipper ’19 meeting lots of interesting people, sharing their perspectives on a range of fisheries matters to help me in my work, leading inshore fisheries for Scotland.
Diane Buchanan


The best Aberdeen Show we have exhibited at for many years, busy from the start on Friday with orders taken and good quality enquiries to follow up on. Well worth attending for exhibitors and visitors!
David Ash

Mantsbrite Ltd

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