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The eagerly anticipated return to live events, after a difficult two years for the industry, promises to make the Irish Skipper Expo 2022 a welcome reunion for everyone to come together once again.

This showcase event for the Irish fishing industry is being staged at the fantastic new venue of UL Sport Arena in Limerick, which for the first time will bring all the exhibitors under the one roof in a spacious exhibiting hall.

Sponsored by Irish seafood development agency, BIM, and leading marine insurer Arachas, formerly Cavanagh Hooper Dolan, the sell-out show will see exhibitors from across all sectors of the fishing industry. With over 150 companies from 15 different countries exhibiting, the expo will have something for everyone, with virtually every equipment and support service sector of the fishing industry represented. With over 40 new companies exhibiting for the first time, the demand to be a part of this flagship event in the Irish fishing industry remains as high as ever.

A number of vessels will also be on display in the outside arena, giving visitors the opportunity to see at first-hand some of the latest fishing vessel designs on the market. The outside area will also feature displays from the Coastguard and BIM’s Coastal Training Unit, as well as engines, rigging and handling solutions.

For the first time, there will be visitor registration at the expo. Visitors can register at the entrance of the expo, but those looking to beat the queues can pre-register at: https://rfg.circdata.com/publish/SEI22/

Sharon Boyle of show organiser Mara Media said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to finally bring the exhibition to life, after what has been a trying few years.”

“We have received fantastic support from all of our exhibitors and the entire industry since the postponement of our 2020 exhibition and this has spurred us on to create a show that will celebrate the resilience of the industry once again.”

“The expo will be a great place to do business, as well as providing the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.”

Irish Skipper Expo 2020 will be held at UL Sport Arena in Limerick on 25th and 26th March, opening times: 10am – 6pm on Friday 25th and 10am – 4pm on Saturday 26th.